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MSPC Fall Dinner with Dr. Ben Carson & Kim Strassel
MSPC Fall Dinner with Dr. Ben Carson & Kim Strassel

Fri, Oct 06


Boise Centre

MSPC Fall Dinner with Dr. Ben Carson & Kim Strassel

MSPC’s Fall and Spring dinners are the region’s biggest celebration of free markets. Join citizens, business owners, elected officials and hundreds more in Boise. Our keynote speakers will be former HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson and Wall Street Journal columnist Kim Strassel!

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Time & Location

Oct 06, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Boise Centre, 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

About the event

Join citizens, business owners, elected officials and hundreds more for Mountain States Policy Center's Annual Fall Dinner in Boise. Our keynote speaker will be former HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, plus Wall Street Journal columnist Kim Strassel! MSPC's Annual Fall Dinner is the organization's biggest fundraiser, raising funds for free market policy work across the Mountain States.

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Dr. Ben Carson served as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Donald Trump.

For nearly 30 years before that, Secretary Carson served as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, a position he assumed when he was just 33 years old, becoming the youngest major division director in the hospital’s history. In 1987, he successfully performed the first separation of craniopagus twins conjoined at the back of the head. He also performed the first fully successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins in 1997 in South Africa.

Dr. Carson received dozens of honors and awards in recognition of his achievements including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. He is also a recipient of the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Dr. Carson authored nine books, four of which he co-wrote with his wife Candy. The U.S. News Media Group and Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership named him among “America’s Best Leaders” in 2008.

Born in Detroit to a single mother with a 3rd grade education who worked multiple jobs to support their family, Secretary Carson was raised to love reading and education. He graduated from Yale University and earned his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School. He and his wife are the proud parents of three adult sons and three grandchildren.


Kimberley Strassel delves into the day's headline news, affairs in our nation's capital, and the fundamental importance of civil liberties, specifically those guaranteed by the First Amendment, to healthy democracies.

As member of The Wall Street Journal editorial board and author of the weekly Potomac Watch column, Kimberley has established herself as a preeminent political commentator whose informed views make her a sought-after contributor to Sunday political shows, including CBS's "Face the Nation," Fox News Sunday, and NBC's "Meet the Press." 

Strassel's most recent book, The Biden Malaise, has been called "a must-read ahead of 2024, as conservative voters prepare to make consequential choices."

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