Sundance Author Series – Senator Jeff Flake
Senator Jeff Flake, Sept 15 • Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle
When: September 15, Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Sundance Mountain Resort, The Rehearsal Hall
Cost: $85 per person. Includes lecture and discussion, signed copy of the author’s book, brunch in the Tree Room and gratuity. Alcohol not included. Advance reservations required. Tickets are available online or by calling 866.734.4428.
“We are no longer used to great Senate speeches,” wrote Lawfare Editor in Chief, Benjamin Wittes, in October of 2017. “And then rises one Jeff Flake and delivers not merely a great speech but also a genuinely important one, perhaps the single most important address given on the Senate floor in my memory.”
Author of the New York Times best seller Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle, Senator Flake has taken a lonely stand for principle and civility in an era of hyper-partisanship. Washington Post Columnist Michael Gerson referred to Flake’s book as “The single largest act of political bravery in the Trump era.”
After serving six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senator Flake was elected to the United States Senate, where he has served for the past six years. Prior to entering Congress, he served as executive director of the Goldwater Institute in Arizona. He also directed the Foundation for Democracy in Namibia during that nation’s transition to independence. He now chairs the Africa Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law. Senator Flake holds degrees in International Relations and Political Science from Brigham Young University.
Known for his ability to work across the political aisle, Senator Flake was the lead House Republican in the successful effort to prohibit spending earmarks, and the lead Senate Republican in the successful effort to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba.
A sought-after speaker, Senator Flake delivered the 2018 commencement address at Harvard Law School. His recent Senate floor speech titled “Truth and Democracy” was carried live on CNN, MSNBC and the FOX News Channel. Senator Flake is a frequent guest on NBC’s Meet the Press, ABC’s This Week, and CBS’ Face the Nation.
Senator Flake and his wife, Cheryl, live in Mesa, Arizona, and are the parents of five children.