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Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
 
The TEFL Training Institute centers around one big idea – helping teachers develop. If you're a TEFL teacher, trainer or manager and you're looking for new ideas, you've come to the right place. Each episode is around 15 minutes long and packed with practical tips English language teachers can apply immediately. It doesn't matter if you're new to teaching, doing your DELTA, or working as a Director of Studies or Teacher Trainer, there are ideas for everyone. Ross Thorburn has worked as a tea ...
 
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It has been 25 years since Congress passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) with near unanimous support. Since then it has prevented the government from infringing on the freedom of a wide variety of religious individuals and groups to exercise their religious beliefs. But with the new Congress, there could be legislative efforts to ...…
 
The Constitution contains a number of provisions designed to protect economic liberty, including the contracts clause, the takings clause, the Privileges and Immunities Clause, the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clauses, and others. The structure of the constitution and the negative commerce clause also protect economic freedom. Thi ...…
 
Did you know that contraception and abortion were not originally part of the women’s movement? How did the women’s movement, which fought for equal opportunity for women in education and the workplace, and the sexual revolution, which reduced women to ambitious sex objects, become so united?In the book Subverted, Sue Ellen Browder documents for ...…
 
How do people learn languages? Is it the same for kids and adults? How learns faster? How long does it take? For our first podcast of 2019, Ross interviews second language acquisition expert researcher and author of How Languages Are Learned, Professor Patsy Lightbown, to find out more. Using context in language teaching Personalized language t ...…
 
In the the words of McKinsey, "we're all marketers now". But what can teachers and schools do to better promote themselves? In our last episode of 2018, we interview three ESL marketing experts (David Weller, Jonny Arthur and Peter Liu) about how (if you're a teacher) you can promote yourself and (if you're a manager) how you can promote your s ...…
 
China’s Belt and Road Initiative turns five years old this fall, first unveiled by President Xi Jinping in a pair of speeches in late 2013. The infrastructure and connectivity initiative has proven far more ambitious, and far more controversial, than anyone could have predicted at that time. Under the BRI umbrella, China has already spent, pled ...…
 
Sri Lanka was plunged into a political crisis in late October when President Maithripala Sirisena suspended parliament and attempted to install his former ally and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister. Decried as illegal and unconstitutional by incumbent Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his supporters, the extra-constitut ...…
 
Ambassador John Bolton unveils the Trump administration’s new Africa Strategy.
 
Rapid changes in reproductive technologies combined with the redefinition of marriage have resulted in more and more children intentionally denied a relationship with one or both of their biological parents. Meanwhile, the media claims that “all kids need is love.”A new children’s rights organization is shedding light on the very real and lasti ...…
 
Over 70 years ago, U.S. Navy aircraft carriers supplanted battleships as preeminent warship with their ability to strike enemy warships or land targets hundreds of miles away. Since World War II, U.S. aircraft carriers and the carrier air wing have operated relatively unthreatened, providing unrivaled air support and power projection capability ...…
 
Our military faces a wide array of challenges across the globe today. China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and transnational terrorism all require U.S. military resources, but defense budget cuts have left the force underfunded and undersized for the tasks we are asking it to perform on a daily basis. The National Defense Strategy Commission, a bi ...…
 
Rev. Robert Sirico will recount his own moral, intellectual and spiritual development. Animated by a strong sense of social justice, he began a well-intentioned but ill-conceived career in leftist activism. A serious grappling with the classics of economics lead him to reevaluate his ultimate commitments. In meditating on the nature of the huma ...…
 
Everyone learns from their experiences in the classroom, and if you’re listening to this, you’ve probably learned from theory too. What are the differences and similarities between the two? Ross and Dave Weller discuss the differences between theory and practice in teacher development and the most effective was to learn from theory and learn fr ...…
 
The United States Government has prosecuted over 400 Islamist terrorists since 9/11. While several of those convicted will spend the rest of their lives in prison, the overwhelming majority will one day reenter society. Over the next five years, nearly a quarter of the U.S.’s terror convicts will complete their terms of imprisonment.This raises ...…
 
There is a philosophic battle being conducted at universities and in the media which will determine the future of our country. On one side are the defenders of the classical liberal position, best expressed in the Declaration of Independence, supporting the unalienable right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness “. On the other side ar ...…
 
One of the key criticisms of capitalism is that it creates more inequality than other systems. That may or may not be true. The effective inequalities among elites and citizens in the former Soviet bloc were gigantic. That, however, is beside the point. The fundamental worldwide economic problem is poverty. The history of the development of mar ...…
 
The American republic is rife with conflicts, hostility, and incivility. Competing visions have led to a dangerous moment of cultural self-destruction.Yet the roots of the crisis are deeper than many realize. Os Guinness argues that we face a fundamental crisis of freedom, as America's genius for freedom has become her Achilles' heel. Our socie ...…
 
Every day 21 veterans are overcome by mental, psychological, and emotional stress and die by suicide. That number is far too high. We must take action to protect the brave men and women who protect our country through their service. Recent studies demonstrate that disciplined religious practice helps veterans build resilience against depression ...…
 
In 2015, disturbing undercover videos of abortion industry representatives discussing the sale of aborted baby body parts shocked the nation, led to multiple Congressional investigations, and resulted in criminal referrals of procurement companies and abortion providers. But questions about the scientific value and ethical considerations to fet ...…
 
Identity politics directly threatens the achievements of the Enlightenment, the Founding and the Civil Rights Movement, from freedom of speech to freedom of association and conscience. By partitioning America into ethnic, racial and sexual groups with antagonistic demands and grievances, Identity Politics returns us to the Plessy decision legal ...…
 
We speak with Carol Lethaby about what neuroscience can do for language teaching. We know more about how the brain works and how learning occurs than ever before, so why does so little of it get used? Carol is an English language teacher, teacher trainer, ELT consultant and author who has coauthored Just Right Second Edition (Cengage Learning) ...…
 
Washington had Alexander Hamilton, and Jefferson had Albert Gallatin. In the first fight to set federal fiscal policy for the new American nation, Gallatin won. He cut taxes, reduced by the national debt by half, reformed government finances and funded both the Louisiana Purchase and the War of 1812. In his new book Jefferson’s Treasure, Gregor ...…
 
The only program of its kind, the Conservative Women's Network is made up of nearly 1,000 women in the Washington, D.C. area. Often broadcast by C-SPAN to 90 million viewers, these monthly luncheons are co-hosted by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute and The Heritage Foundation. CWN provides women with a forum for becoming informed on curre ...…
 
Finance and Philosophy provides a concise and witty account of how bankers and financial regulators think, of the alleged causes of the cycles of booms and busts, of the implicit and often un-thought-out assumptions shaping retirement finance, fiat money, corporate governance. Pollock deftly shows how poorly bankers have measured the risk their ...…
 
The Federal government owns 640 million acres of land and hundreds of thousands more in mineral rights below it. These lands are full of potential – natural resources, recreation, and wildlife habitat among them – and routinely involve tough management decisions.How these lands are managed and maintained is controversial, reaching even basic, f ...…
 
Many free market advocates view capitalism as a system as dominated by incentives, with economic agents treated as inhabitants of a Skinner box driven by rewards and punishments. But, in fact, capitalism is an information and learning system governed by information as entrepreneurial surprise. Wealth is knowledge; growth is learning; money is r ...…
 
Every year, the Antipoverty Forum brings together the best policy experts and practitioners on conservative ideas in education, welfare, health care, and civil society to talk about the solutions can bring real change to the lives of the poor. Join us to hear updates from Members of Congress and the administration, celebrate stories of impact f ...…
 
On March 29, 2019, the United Kingdom will formally leave the European Union. There is strong and growing support for a US-UK free trade deal on both sides of the Atlantic. At the direction of the President, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has already notified Congress that the Trump Administration intends to negotiate a trade agr ...…
 
Opening Remarks - Lee Edwards, Ph.D., The Heritage Foundation Introduction & Greetings - Michael Sawkiw, Jr., Chairman, U.S. Holodomor Committee - MCPrayer for the Victims of the Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USAHis Excellency John Bura, Auxiliary Bishop, Philadelphia Archeparchy ...…
 
In Asia’s Quest for Balance: China’s Rise and Balancing in the Indo-Pacific, a new book from Heritage Foundation Research Fellow Jeff M. Smith, leading author-experts from Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam take a deep dive into China’s evolving relationships with its neighbors at a ti ...…
 
Heritage is pleased to host Mr. Cass for his first conversation in Washington about conservatism in an age of economic populism and the opportunities to build a constructive and coherent agenda for the post-Trump right. More so than the typical book event, this will be a dialogue with the audience about tensions and fault lines within the conse ...…
 
The 2018 National Defense Strategy is predicated on the belief that “We are facing increased global disorder, characterized by decline in the long-standing rules-based international order – creating a security environment more complex and volatile than any we have experienced in recent memory.” Part of defending and enhancing that security envi ...…
 
Taiwan finds itself in a challenging position vis-à-vis U.S. trade policy. It is the target of the global steel tariffs imposed by the Trump administration. At the same time, its extensive involvement in Chinese supply chains confronts it with potential fallout from a US-China trade war. On the other hand, Taiwan remains, as it has for many yea ...…
 
Our universities are now overwhelmingly dominated by a radical identity-based grievance culture in which a growing number of victim groups, whose priorities and assertions are rarely challenged, are given free rein to disparage, drown out, and silence views they deem offensive. As a result, our universities no longer value fearless inquiry, but ...…
 
After recent historic declines in student achievement following decades of increased federal involvement in K-12 education, it is time to re-think federal intervention in education. Ted Rebarber and Neal McCluskey, co-authors of the new Pioneer Institute White Paper, Common Core, School Choice & Re-thinking Standards-Based Reform, argue that go ...…
 
In a timely book, Peter J. Wallison challenges the legitimacy of the modern administrative state. Rather than take up the burden of legislating, Congress has delegated lawmaking responsibility to regulatory agencies in direct violation of the Framers’ intent that the only government officials who should make law are the ones directly accountabl ...…
 
Socialists have since the mid-19th century claimed the ethical high ground against conservatives and (19th-century) liberals. Let us help the poor, the socialists say. And so we all should. But the claim to virtue is faulty, both as theory and as practice. In a free society a bourgeois ethic should rule, not top-down direction by the great and ...…
 
The UK/US defence relationship is the broadest, deepest and most advanced of any two countries. The UK’s Minister for Defence Procurement will talk about what the UK and US are doing jointly to build on their long-standing relationship to develop a capable future force that deters our adversaries, whilst ensuring a secure and resilient industri ...…
 
After withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement in May, the Trump Administration restored nuclear-related sanctions, which become fully effective after November 4th. What will be the impact of these sanctions? What additional U.S. policies are needed to respond to Iran’s nuclear and other challenges? Will the administration be able to achieve ...…
 
Alexander Hamilton wrote that the judiciary would be the “weakest” and “least dangerous” branch. Thomas Jefferson warned that if the judiciary had the authority of “exclusively explaining the Constitution,” it would be a “mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, that they may twist and shape into any form they please.” The power properl ...…
 
In Puerto Rico, children struggle in an underperforming education system that has poorer educational outcomes than any of the 50 states on the U.S. mainland. Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló and Secretary of Education Julia Keleher have proposed considerable and long-overdue reforms to Puerto Rico’s education system. Their plans seek to m ...…
 
In a landmark book from national drug policy leader Robert L. DuPont, MD, Chemical Slavery covers two crucial topics: First, the national drug epidemic including an understanding of its evolution to become a national emergency, and the science of addiction and recovery. Second, Dr. DuPont presents his experience-based guide to the intimate, day ...…
 
Prior to the summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the international community underscored the need to raise human rights concerns in negotiations with North Korea. Despite President Trump’s focus on North Korea’s human rights challenges at the State of the Union and notable meetings with North Korean refugees, human rights were seemi ...…
 
Liberty and character are two sides of the same coin. Together, they make possible miraculous achievements in human progress. Subtract either one and disaster inevitably follows. Drawing from his book, Real Heroes: Inspiring True Stories of Courage, Character and Conviction and other writings, Mr. Reed will tell the stories of some remarkable p ...…
 
We often assume that observations are more about being assessed and judged than about learning. But observations don't necessarily need to be trainer centered. This episode we look at how we can observe through three types of observations - being observed, observing others and observing ourselves. how teachers become trainers Are you developing ...…
 
J.J. Hanson was a son, husband, father, and Marine Corps combat veteran. At 33, he was diagnosed with brain cancer and given only a few months to live. He went on to live for over three years and became the President of the Patients Rights Action Fund to fight against the legalization physician-assisted suicide. He and his wife had second son, ...…
 
The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies is honored to announce that Senator Orrin G. Hatch will deliver our tenth Joseph Story Distinguished Lecture.The namesake of the lecture – the eminent jurist Joseph Story – became the youngest Associate Justice ever to serve on the United States Supreme Court when h ...…
 
The 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act) was designed to reduce the regulatory burden on entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital to launch or grow their business. It improved the regulatory environment for private offerings and Regulation A offerings, reduced the burden on newly public “Emerging Growth Companies” and permitted ...…
 
From large automakers to small town suppliers, free trade is crucial to the success of the American automotive industry. Imports of intermediate goods help these manufacturers produce more efficiently and free trade agreements facilitate their ability to sell cars around the world. Today, opposing forces are impacting the freedom of automakers ...…
 
America today remains among the few Western nations, which does not outlaw so-called “hate speech.” The calls to do so, however, are mounting. What has so far been restricted to college campuses may yet become a part of mainstream politics. While many oppose efforts to restrict speech, the arguments in favor of outlawing it are not well underst ...…
 
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