October 25–27, 2017 | Forum 2017

2017 Highlights

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J. D. Vance

Thursday, October 26, 2017 
4:30–5:30 p.m.

J. D. Vance is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. He grew up in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school and served in Iraq. A graduate of Ohio State University and Yale Law School, he has contributed to the National Review and has recently signed on as a CNN political contributor. Vance lives in Ohio with his wife and two dogs.