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A Conversation with J.D. Vance - SOLD OUT

Oct 23 , 2018 KNIGHT THEATER at Levine Center for the Arts

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A Conversation with J.D. Vance
J.D. Vance, New York Times Best-Selling Author of “Hillbilly Elegy”
moderated by Richard Reeves, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

J.D. Vance, author of the #1 New York Times best seller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis will chronicle his family’s story of social, regional and class decline, his own upward mobility and personal struggles. His insights will inform the local conversation about advancing economic mobility and opportunity in the Charlotte region. “Hillbilly Elegy” is described by the National Review as a “brilliant book” and by The Economist as “one of the most important” reads of 2016. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment have announced plans to produce a movie based on Vance's book.

Raised by his working-class grandparents in Middletown, Ohio, Vance served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps before enrolling at Ohio State University, where he studied political science and philosophy. Upon graduation he entered Yale Law School where he earned his law degree in 2013.

In early 2017, Vance joined as a partner in AOL founder Steve Case’s venture capital company, Revolution LLC, which concentrates on bolstering entrepreneurship and disruptive, high-growth companies outside of the sphere of Silicon Valley. He also returned home to Ohio to found Our Ohio Renewal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the state’s opioid crisis and bringing high-quality employment and educational opportunities to Ohioans. He regularly discusses politics and public policy, having appeared on ABC, CBS, and FOX News, and currently serving as a contributor on CNN.

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