Presentations for Students

February 9, 2017
Peter Balint, University of New South Wales, Canberra: “Liberal Neutrality”

February 8, 2016
Jacob Levy, McGill University, on campus speech freedom

November 2, 2016
Chad van Schoelandt, Tulane University, “Game Theory,” “The [il]legality of Prostitution”

April 15, 2015
Jessica Stern, “Politics and Immigration: A tug of war with millions of lives”

September 17, 2015
Adam Minter “Living on Junkyard Planet: A personal Perspective on Waste Dumping, Making a Living, and Dignity.”

November 17, 2015
Jessica Flanigan, (Jepson School of Leadership, Univ. of Richmond), “Against compulsory seatbelt laws”

November 18, 2015
Lori Watson (Philosophy, Univ. of San Diego):  “Political Liberalism and Marriage”
Brian Earp, University of Oxford, “Neuroenhancement of Love”

October 9, 2014
Kevin Vallier “Does Inequality Undermine the Welfare State? A Rawlsian Reconstruction of Thomas Piketty’s Political Philosophy.”

Coffee shop presentation by Prof. Shay Welch (philosophy, Spelman College), Java Vino, April 18, 2014.

Panel Discussion: Regulation and Freedom: May the State Force You to be Free? Alex Gourevitch, Asst. Prof. of Political Science, Brown University; James Otteson, Director, BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, and Teaching Professor. April 8, 2014. Guest lecture by James Otteon on April 7, 2014 to a class on markets and morals. Guest lecture by Alex Gourevitch on April 9, 2014, to a class on markets and morals.

Panel Discussion: May the state force you to be free? On the role of regulation
April 8, 2014
Discussants: Alex Gourevitch (Political Theory, Brown University) and James Otteson (BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, Wake Forest University)

September 5, 2013
Peter Vallentyne, philosophy, University of Missouri, spoke to students on themes from political theory.

Presentation:“In Praise of Exploitation”
October 11, 2013
Matt Zwolinski, philosophy, University of San Diego

March 28, 2013
James Stacey Taylor, philosophy, College of New Jersey, delivered a presentation to students about the possibility of legalizing markets in human body parts.

Brownbag Lunch: “Most Americans Shouldn’t Vote”
February 22, 2013
Jason Brennan, philosophy, Georgetown University,

Brownbag Lunch: “Messing with Contracts: Or, How Not to Help People”
November 30, 2012
Sasha Volokh, Emory University Law School

Brownbag Lunch: “The Four Pillars of a Free Society”
April 19, 2011
Brad Thompson, History, Clemson University

Presentation:“Legitimacy and (Natural) Rights”
April 20, 2011
Bas van der Vossen, philosophy, UNC-Greensboro

Brownbag Lunch:“The Economic Significance of Property Rights”
October 12, 2010
Scott Bullock, Institute of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Brownbag Lunch: “The History of Classical Liberalism”
Sept. 29, 2010
Brian Doherty, senior editor, Reason magazine.

Panel: “Careers in Public Policy”
Sept 28, 2010
Panelists: Carolyn Bourdeaux, Associate Professor of Public Management and Policy at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at GSU; Brian Doherty, senior editor, Reason magazine; Alan Essig, Executive Director of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute; Mary Margaret Lewis, General Counsel and Director of Development at the Georgia Public Policy Institute; Dan Werner, Deputy Legal Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Brownbag Lunch: “Tax Increases During a Recession: The Wrong Medicine for Georgia”
April 22, 2010
Featured Speaker: Professor Scott Beaulier (Economics, Mercer University).