Heritage to Host Gov. Ron DeSantis for Mandate for Leadership Series Speech

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Heritage to Host Gov. Ron DeSantis for Mandate for Leadership Series Speech

Oct 24, 2023 3 min read

WASHINGTON—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will visit Heritage on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, as part of the Mandate for Leadership Series. DeSantis will deliver a speech on foreign policy, followed by a question-and-answer session with Heritage President Kevin Roberts and Epoch Times Senior Editor Jan Jekielek. 

Members of the media wishing to attend must RSVP to [email protected]. Only invited press with RSVP acceptance will be allowed in the auditorium. 

This Mandate for Leadership Series event will be streamed live by Heritage and The Epoch Times.  


WHAT: Mandate for Leadership Series 

WHO: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis 

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. ET 

WHERE: The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Auditorium 

NOTE: All press must arrive prior to 9 a.m. for check-in. All cameras must arrive by 8:30 a.m. for check-in, security, and set up in the auditorium. Heritage will have a reserved space for filing during and immediately following the event.  

The Mandate for Leadership Series, presented by Heritage and The Epoch Times, features substantive public policy discussions with some of the most influential national leaders. 


“Mandate for Leadership,” a book first published in 1981, has informed presidential administrations with principled policy recommendations for more than 40 years.  

Now, as then, we know who we are fighting and what we are fighting for: our Republic, our freedom, and everyday Americans. The next president will enter office on January 20, 2025, with a simple choice: greatness or failure. It will be a daunting test, but no more so than every generation of Americans has faced and passed. 

The latest edition, “Mandate for Leadership: The Conservative Promise,” was released in April and represents the best effort of the conservative movement. It includes contributions from more than 35 primary authors and hundreds of contributors, including former elected officials, world-renowned economists, and veterans from four presidential Administrations.  This is an agenda prepared by and for conservatives who will be ready on Day One of the next administration to save our country. 

The Mandate for Leadership Series showcases this agenda, featuring policy conversations with national leaders and providing resources for the American people to understand the problems and solutions facing the country and drive the conversation around the most important issues. 

For more than 50 years, Heritage has played a pivotal role in shaping the future of the nation, leveraging its strength as a leading educational and research institution. We are joined by a trusted partner, The Epoch Times, which is dedicated to seeking the truth through insightful and independent journalism, standing outside of political interests and the pursuit of profit, in order to serve the public benefit and be truly responsible to society. 

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