On Thursday, September 15, The Heartland Institute celebrated its 32nd anniversary with a reception and dinner at The Cotillion in Palatine, Illinois. Our keynote speaker was political satirist and author P.J. O’Rourke, who delivered an incisive and funny address about the 2016 election and the state of politics and culture in America today.  We were also honored to award this year’s Heartland Liberty Prize to Leadership Institute President Morton Blackwell, a man who has dedicated his life to advancing the principles of liberty.


Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast delivers opening remarks, which you can read here.



Jameson Campaigne and Joseph Morris present the 2016 Heartland Liberty Prize to Morton Blackwell.