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Unintended Consequences: China’s Communist Party and You - A Policy and Activism Evening

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What you will learn

“Call it ‘Sinophrenia': the simultaneous belief that China is about to collapse and about to take over the world.” - Thomas Orlik, China: The Bubble That Never Pops

China's Communist Party (CCP) has long-term goals for the advancement of their country and policy. It seems that more than any other government the CCP is constantly in the news:
  • “Weather” Balloons
  • Spies in Congress member's household staff
  • Hunter Biden's contracts

  • Tik Tok
  • Purchasing American farms
  • Uighur Enslavement and Genocide

  • One-Child Policy
  • Threats against Taiwan
  • Landing strips in the South China Sea

Are all of these linked? What are the consequences of policies, incidents, and attacks?

Each of these actions has consequences. Join as the Leadership Institute hosts policy experts on the Chinese Communist Party for a discussion on (unintended) consequences of the CPP's policies since the Cultural Revolution. The event includes activism ideas to spur our officials to take CCP threats seriously and blunt their attacks on western culture and sovereignty.

Ideal attendees are leaders and activists concerned about the encroachments of the CCP.

Attendees will learn:
• The extent to CCP hostilities toward the west
• Understand the roots of the CCP
• Build a coalition
• Pressure legislative bodies

Dinner is included.

This live, in-person training with also be a simulcast as a webinar for activists across the country. Register for the free webinar at


Tuesday, April 11

Tue 11:   5:30 PM  - 8:30 PM EDT


Leadership Institute
Steven P.J. Wood Building
1101 N Highland St
Arlington VA, 22201




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What graduates say

Dan Crenshaw

Dan Crenshaw

U.S. Representative (TX-02)

"The Leadership Institute made it possible for me to learn how to run a campaign, how to craft my message, how to speak effectively in public, and how to handle the media.

Above all, I learned how to win.

Today, I stand in a long line of conservative leaders who owe a debt of gratitude to Morton Blackwell and to the Leadership Institute.


Melanie Grammar

Melanie Grammar

“This is the best training I have ever gone to (political or professional) over all the years I have been involved. People need to understand what a big deal this is." -

Melanie Grammar, Fannin County Chairwoman, Rockwell County Campaign School

Ryan Rhodes

Ryan Rhodes

Founder, Iowa Tea Party

"I can't forget who gave me the tools. Keep up the great work at LI. We can't save our country without the Leadership Institute!"

Your faculty

Christopher Hayes

Christopher Hayes

Chris is the Trainings Coordinator within the Career Services training program. He brings over ten years of private sector experience in several industries, geographies, and countries. He has been in leadership roles in software companies, healthcare companies, and also the restaurant industry in his younger years. Within the conservative movement Chris is devoted to restoring the liberalism of the American founding, rooting out runaway Progressive politics, and crafting sensible foreign policy that will enable American security, prosperity, and liberty.

Chris joins The Leadership Institute shortly after completing a Master's Program in Foreign Policy with China at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, which is a hybrid education between Tufts and Harvard Universities. He followed this with nine months of research at the Heritage Foundation's Simon Center of American Studies before joining the LI team. Prior to his pivot to the policy world, Chris spent five years in management consulting with Unitedhealth Group's Optum Consulting. This role took him around the country and exposed him to a wealth of business operations. His earlier work experiences ranged from finance, to construction, to managing a small restaurant.

Chris has lived in six US states as well as Beijing, China and Geneva, Switzerland; he speaks french and is developing his Mandarin. He has taught classes in both Chinese History as well as Project Management. If you're ever interested, he'll be happy to chat with you about the NBA or play a quick game of chess.