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See You Next Weekend at the Students for Liberty Conference

Next weekend, February 14-16, the seventh annual International Students for Liberty Conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Washington, D.C. Though it is now the largest annual gathering of young libertarians in country, I can remember speaking to a “large” crowd of 100 students at the first ISFLC in snowy New York City. This year more than 1,400 passionate young libertarians are expected to attend, and will bring with them smart ideas grounded in individual liberty and limited government, two concepts in short supply in our nation’s capital. 

Cato will be well represented at the conference. On the main stage, Cato CEO John Allison will offer attendees “A Philosophic Defense of a Free Society,” and I’ll present “10 Ways to Talk about Freedom.” Cato scholars will also lead breakout sessions about their areas of expertise, including a live recording of a Libertarianism.org Free Thoughts podcast. See the schedule below for more details.  Additional Cato scholars will be speaking on panels hosted by other organizations; look for them in the conference program 

If you are in the area, I hope you will plan to come out to support the next generation of liberty advocates.  You’ll likely learn something new in the process.  I encourage you to register, and be sure to stop by the Cato booth to pick up our newest research and chat with Cato representatives. 

 

Saturday, February 15    
Time Speakers Title Location
10:00 -10:30 AM John Allison A Philosophic Defense of a Free Society Main Stage
       
12:30 - 1:00 PM David Boaz Ten Ways to Talk about Freedom Main Stage
       
2:00 - 2:45 PM Julian Sanchez
Amie Stepanovich (Senior Counsel at Access)
Rise of the Surveillance State (and How to Fight It) Franklin
       
3:00 - 3:45 PM Chris Edwards
Ben Friedman
How Can Government Spending Be Cut? Franklin
       
4:00 - 4:45 PM Alex Nowrasteh
Aaron Powell
LIVE Libertarianism.org Podcast: The Philosophy of Free Immigration Franklin
       
5:00 - 5:45 PM Mike Tanner
Michael Cannon
How Government Robs the Young to Pay the Old Franklin

Stossel Thursday — New Time

I’ll be on the Stossel show this coming Thursday, along with nearly 1000 cheering Students for Liberty at their annual conference. Also taking questions from John Stossel and the students are Nick Gillespie of Reason, John Bolton (!), and Ken Klukowski of the Family Research Council (!!).

Beginning this week, Stossel can be seen at a new time, 9:00 p.m. ET. (Which means 8 pm CT, 7 pm MT, and 6 pm PT.)

Set your DVR for the Fox Business Network at 9 pm Thursday.

Topics:

The Morality of Business Enterprise

John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of a substantial wealth-creating business enterprise, explains the moral significance of business.  A longer interview with Mackey, along with other thinkers, can be found in The Morality of Capitalism, available here.  (The book is being distributed by the Atlas Network and Students for Liberty.)

Libertarian Student Conferences

I’ll be speaking at three Students for Liberty conferences this fall – first this weekend in Philadelphia, where they say they’re expecting 180 attendees, and then in New York and Berkeley.

Other speakers at the nine regional conferences include Richard Epstein, Patri Friedman, Tom Palmer, Barry Goldwater Jr., and Gary Johnson.

The conferences are open to both students and non-students. Better yet, non-students can donate via Paypal to cover the costs of penniless students!

Check out the program.