July 30, 2021

TGC Forum Event featuring JD Vance

Pacifica continues The Great Conversation with a forum event featuring the New York Times best-selling author of Hillbilly Elegy, United States Veteran, and Senate candidate, JD Vance.

TOPIC: Thoughts on Hillbilly Elegy and American Society Today

Event Details

Friday, August 27, 2021
7:00 PM

The Pacific Club
4110 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, California

Seating is limited and registration is required to attend. Click here to register.

Speaker Information

JD Vance is an investor, commentator, and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, now a Netflix movie by Ron Howard. 

Raised by his working-class grandparents in Middletown, Ohio, Vance graduated from Middletown High School in 2003 and then immediately enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his time in the Marines, he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

When he finished his four-year enlistment, Vance enrolled at Ohio State University, where he studied political science and philosophy. After graduating from college, he studied at Yale Law School and earned his law degree in 2013. 

After a stint at a large corporate law firm, Vance moved to San  Francisco to work in the technology industry. He served as a principal at the leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm Mithril Capital, cofounded by Peter Thiel before launching his own fund, Narya Capital, based in Cincinnati.  

He regularly discusses politics and public policy for national media, having appeared on ABC, CBS, FOX News, and CNN. Vance lives in  Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife, two sons, and two dogs.

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