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PEN America Virtual Author’s Evening with Senator Amy Klobuchar, Moderated by Fred P. Hochberg

Amy Klobuchar and Fred P. Hochberg headshots and "Antitrust" book cover

Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Time: 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Location: Zoom
Suggested Donation to Attend: $125 per person

Join PEN America for an intimate evening with Senator Amy Klobuchar to discuss her new book, Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age, moderated by Fred P. Hochberg. Klobuchar, U.S. Senator and 2020 presidential candidate, is the first woman elected to represent the State of Minnesota. She is a member of the Joint Economic Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee. Hochberg is a seasoned business executive and government leader and author of Trade Is Not a Four-Letter Word: How Six Everyday Products Make the Case for Trade. He recently concluded eight years of service as chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), where he became the longest serving chairman in the agency’s history and one of the highest-ranking LGBTQ+ Americans in any U.S. administration. This event is generously sponsored by Elizabeth and Dale Hemmerdinger.

Antitrust enforcement is one of the most pressing issues facing America today, and Klobuchar’s new book offers a comprehensive look at the history and the future of the historic and current fights against monopolies in America. This fascinating history of the antitrust movement shows us what led to the present moment and offers achievable solutions to prevent monopolies, promote business competition, and encourage innovation. As the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, Klobuchar provides a fascinating exploration of antitrust in America and offers a way forward to protect all Americans from the dangers of curtailed competition, and from vast information gathering, through monopolies.

A donation is suggested to attend this very special evening. The donation is considered 100 percent tax-deductible and supports PEN America’s mission to defend writers and free expression at a time of unprecedented need. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.


Space will be limited to 25 guests to facilitate audience participation and discussion. Following your RSVP, you will be sent the Zoom meeting invitation. This is a private video meeting, and only guests who are on the RSVP list will be permitted to join.

Closed captioning is available for our Authors’ Evenings events upon request. Please email [email protected] within 24 hours of the program to include closed captioning.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact [email protected].

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