AGENDA & SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020

12 noon Awakening Golf Tournament, Sea Island Golf Club-Plantation Course

This redesigned year long renovated course by Davis Love and his brother Mark, opens in October ’19 for the PGA RSM Classic. Will be a fun scramble format with all levels of golfers.

6 PM CASUAL DINNER

7:30 PM FIRESIDE CHAT
Led by General Ed Meese and Charlie Cook of the Acclained Cook Political Report

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2020

10AM-6PM REGISTRATION

12:30PM LUNCHEON
Featuring Janine Maxwell of Heart of Africa, in Swaziland (eSwatini), Africa. She and her husband have 270 children they care for in a country where 40% of the parents have died of HIV.

1:45-3:45 PM PRESENTATION ON CANCER GENETICS
With Dr. Kenna Shaw of MD Anderson Medical Center (formerly with National Cancer Institute)

6 PM WELCOME RECEPTION BY AWAKENING FOR FIRST-TIMERS

6:30 PM PLENARY WELCOME RECEPTION

7 PM FAMILY DINNER

9:15 DESSERT EXTRAORDINAIRE AND COFFEE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020

7:00-8:30 Awakening Buffet Breakfast

8:30 Book Swap Start

SESSION I, 8:45-10:30 AM

NATO AND OUR ALLIES
Admiral James Stavridis, COO of the Carlyle Group, and former Allied Supreme Commander of NATO Forces.
Jeff Gedmin, Former CEO of Radio Free Europe

CAN SOCIAL MEDIA CHANGE OUR OPINIONS AND ATTITUDES?
Ory Rinat, White House Chief Digital Officer
Josh Althouse, Facebook
Rob Bluey, The Heritage Foundation, Moderator

SESSION II, 10:45-12:30 PM

2020 ELECTIONS AND THE IMPACT
Charlie Cook, The Cook Political Report
Whit Ayres, Ph.D., President, North Star Opinion Research

END OF LIFE ISSUES
Farr Curlin, Duke University
Carter Snead, Notre Dame University

12:30 pm Low-Country Lunch, Mizner Ballroom

SESSION III, 1:50-3:50 PM

IN -DEPTH REVIEW OF VENEZUELA AND BRAZIL
Alex Chafuen, PH.D., The Acton Institute
Sergio De La Pena, Deputy Assistant Secretary of The Defense Department

KNOWING THE ENEMY: UNDERSTANDING PROGRESSIVE IDEOLOGY AND METHODOLOGIES
Mary Habeck, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. David Azerrad, The Heritage Foundation  Fellow

6:30PM RECEPTION

7 PM BLACK TIE DINNER WITH GOVERNOR BILL LEE OF TENNESSEE

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2020

7:45 AM CHURCH SERVICE

8 AM-8:50 AM COFFEE AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

SESSION IV, 9 AM-10:45 AM

CHINA UPDATE-REVIEWING USA STRATEGY
Lieutenant General Robert Walsh (Ret.)
Dean Chang, The Heritage Foundation

ECONOMIC FORECAST-IS A RECESSION IN VIEW

Dr. Dan Mitchell, Economist

11 AM FAMILY BRUNCH

12 PM AWAKENING CONCLUDES

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