Heritage to Co-Host Foreign Policy Debate with AEI, CNN

Oct 18, 2011, 10:41 ET from The Heritage Foundation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Heritage Foundation will co-host a Republican presidential debate on foreign policy and national security with the American Enterprise Institute and CNN, officials of the two Washington-based think tanks and the worldwide cable news organization announced late last night.

The Republican candidates' debate, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. at a Washington location to be announced shortly, will air nationally on CNN and CNN en Espanol and worldwide on CNN International, CNN Radio and CNN.com.

"Heritage is delighted to have this opportunity to increase public understanding of the candidates' positions on critical foreign policy and national security questions requiring American leadership in the second decade of the 21st century," Heritage President Edwin J. Feulner said.

The debate will mark the first time that either Heritage or AEI has sponsored a presidential debate. Other details such as format also will be announced later, said spokesmen for CNN and the two nonprofit, nonpartisan research institutes.

The Heritage Foundation is the nation's most broadly supported public policy research institute, with more than 710,000 individual, foundation and corporate donors. Founded in 1973, it develops public policy solutions that advance free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional values and a strong national defense.

The American Enterprise Institute, founded in 1943, is one of the nation's policy research institutions. AEI is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of a free society-- limited government, competitive private enterprise, vital political and cultural institutions and vigilant defense.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System Inc., a Time Warner Company, includes nine cable and satellite television networks; two radio networks; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news websites in the U.S.; and CNN Newsource, the world's most extensively syndicated news service.

SOURCE The Heritage Foundation