The 2018 Young America's Foundation
As low as $3,999
From / To:
Prague to Budapest
August 13 to
August 22, 2018
As low as $3,999
From / To:
Prague to Budapest
August 13 to
August 22, 2018
For years, Young America’s Foundation supporters have been asking us to plan a river cruise in Europe. Finally, we are ready to announce such a special voyage. We hope you’ll be as excited as we are and join us on a river cruise through the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, and Hungary from August 13 to 22, 2018.
On this adventure, you’ll experience exquisitely preserved Prague, imperial Vienna, and dynamic Budapest. All the delights of the glorious Danube and historic Prague are yours to savor on this exciting cruise. Begin your adventure in Prague, then let the river enchant you as you sail from Nuremberg to Budapest. You’ll have a plethora of options on this itinerary, so you can tailor your journey to match your interests. The choices are yours, and all of them are sure to delight.
The idyllic scenery along the Wachau Valley and past charming Bavarian villages will only be accentuated by our stellar line-up of interesting and engaging conservative speakers. To enrich our minds, we’ll also explore the tenets of Austrian economics while seeing some important Friedrich Hayek sites.
This is a great opportunity to feast your eyes, stretch your mind, and uplift your soul, not to mention support Young America’s Foundation in our mission to ensure that increasing numbers of young Americans are inspired by conservative principles.
You will be most at home among our travelers, and we hope you’ll join us on this special trip!
Ron Robinson | President, Young America's Foundation
Edwin Meese III
Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus
Edwin Meese is a prominent leader, thinker, and elder statesman in the Conservative Movement and America. He served as Governor Reagan's executive assistant and chief of staff in California from 1969 through 1974. He then served as the 75th U.S. attorney general and later held the position of counsellor to the President-the senior position on the White House staff-where he functioned as Reagan's chief policy advisor. As attorney general and counsellor, Meese was a member of Reagan's Cabinet and the National Security Council. Today, he is the Ronald Reagan distinguished fellow emeritus at the Heritage Foundation. He also serves as the co-chairman of the Reagan Ranch Board of Governors.
Young America's Foundation
Ron Robinson served as Young America's Foundation's president for 43 years, before retiring in 2021.
During his leadership, Time magazine wrote that Young America's "Foundation-run by a former Reagan Administration advisor, Ron Robinson, is now the nation's largest advocacy group devoted to student politics." Time referred to Robinson as one of the "seasoned generals of the right" who is leading the "diverse and well-funded" generation of conservatives who are "winning battles on campus."
He received a bachelor of arts degree in political science at Canisius College and a juris doctor degree at The Catholic University of America. Mr. Robinson served as executive director of Young Americans for Freedom (1977-79), president of the United States Youth Council (1983-85), and president of the International Youth Year Commission (1983-84). He was an advisor to the US Department of Education during the Reagan administration.
He is also co-author of Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement.
Mr. Robinson has served as a trustee of the Philadelphia Society and is the vice-president of the Free Speech Defense and Education Fund. He is also a director of Citizens United and the Citizens United Foundation, the American Conservative Union, the Government Accountability Institute, and the National Center for Public Policy.
Mr. Robinson served as a trustee of the Philadelphia Society, is currently a trustee of The Phillips Foundation, a director of Citizens United and the Citizens United Foundation, a director of the American Conservative Union, and he is the vice-president of the Free Speech Defense and Education Fund.
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
President and CEO
Eric Hoplin is president and CEO of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), representing 30,000 companies that account for one-third of the American economy, by supplying businesses with the products they need to serve their customers in nearly every sector of commerce.
A seasoned executive and communicator who has worked at the highest levels of government and business, Mr. Hoplin was previously the head of external relations for Wells Fargo, where he led a team focused on improving the company's reputation and advancing pro-growth policy objectives in concert with third-party organizations across the political spectrum. Before joining Wells Fargo, he served as the executive director at the Financial Services Roundtable (now BPI), a trade association representing the CEOs of the nation's largest financial services companies. Prior to that, Mr. Hoplin worked in management consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton where he helped senior leaders across the government solve their most vexing challenges. Earlier in his career, he worked in politics, supporting many congressional, gubernatorial, and Presidential campaigns.
Mr. Hoplin is a leader in the charitable community, where he serves on the Boards of the Trust for the National Mall and the Reagan Ranch. He's a prolific fundraiser, having raised millions of dollars for charitable organizations, NGOs, and public officials.
A Minnesota native, Mr. Hoplin holds a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University, an MBA from Augsburg College, a BA in political science and communications from St. Olaf College, and a certificate in Change Management from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. He lives outside of Washington, DC, with his wife, Nicole, and their three boys.
Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women
Founder & President
Michelle Easton is the president of the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women, an organization she founded in 1993 as the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute, which puts forward conservative women role models who promote traditional family values and prepares young women for conservative leadership. The Center for Conservative Women also produces an annual calendar and hosts campus lectures, conferences, seminars, and summits featuring and honoring rising conservative women leaders. Prior to founding CBL, Ms. Easton received Presidential appointments from both Presidents Reagan and George H. W. Bush with Senate confirmation for her position at the U.S. Department of Education, serving the full 12 years of their administrations. During the Reagan Administration, she also served as Private Voluntary Liaison of the Agency for International Development's Africa Bureau and as the first director of President Reagan's new Missing Children's Program at the U.S. Department of Justice. In 1994, Virginia Governor George Allen appointed Ms. Easton to the State Board of Education, whose members later elected her president of the Board. She led the Board to create nationally acclaimed academic standards, tests, and a rigorous new system of accountability for both students and schools. Prior to her government service, Ms. Easton worked five years for Young Americans for Freedom and two years for National Right to Work, putting herself through law school at night to graduate from American University's Washington School of Law in 1980. She received a BA in development psychology from Briarcliff College in New York where she briefly taught elementary school before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1973. Ms. Easton travels widely to promote conservative principles and speaks at conferences, meetings, and campus events. She has been interviewed on hundreds of talk radio programs and television programs, including C-SPAN. She lives in Reston, Virginia, with her husband, Ron Robinson, and they have three grown sons and three grandchildren.
Experience exquisitely preserved Prague, imperial Vienna, and dynamic Budapest. All the delights of the glorious Danube and historic Prague are yours to savor on this exciting cruise. Begin your adventure in Prague, then let the river enchant you as you sail from Nuremberg to Budapest.View Itinerary
The idyllic scenery along the Wachau Valley and past charming Bavarian villages will only be accentuated by our stellar line-up of interesting and engaging conservative speakers. To enrich our minds, we’ll also explore the tenets of Austrian economics while seeing some important Friedrich Hayek sites. This journey will offer you the best of everything, including:
Explore the outlook for the conservative movement and learn what Young America's Foundation is doing to help. During sessions, receptions and dinners, you’ll have a rare opportunity to meet and mingle with renowned conservative leaders.
Enjoy stimulating conversation with like-minded conservatives and freedom lovers. Share in the spirit of adventure, the passion for learning, and the joy of new friendships.
The wonders of Prague, Vienna, and Budapest await right outside your window, and the unforgettable attractions ashore may be the only things to convince you to leave the all-encompassing comfort and luxury of your stateroom or suite aboard the world's best river cruise line!
Feast your eyes and uplift your soul while visiting these splendid destinations. Lovers of art, music, architecture, and exquisite food and wine are sure to experience the best that Europe has to offer on this adventure.
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