Advanced Policy Seminars

Liberty, Privacy, and the Security State

George Mason University
March 28-30, 2014

This research-oriented seminar will explore current trends in scholarship surrounding the erosion of civil liberties, emerging threats to the right to privacy, the legal and ethical implications of the growing surveillance state, and the political economy of police and military budget expansion.

Participation in this seminar is by invitation only, and is limited to university faculty and advanced PhD students in any discipline with an active scholarly research interest in the implications for individual liberty posed by the rise of the “national security state.” Persons wishing to obtain more information about this seminar, including consideration for acceptance, are encouraged to send a CV and a brief statement of research interest indicating the relevance of their work to the question of liberty in the security state to advancedpolicy@theihs.org

 

Healthcare and the Regulatory State

George Mason University,
May 30-June 1

A joint project of the Institute for Humane Studies and Mercatus Center

This research-oriented conference will explore current trends in scholarship surrounding the state of the U.S. healthcare system, the burdens of increased government involvement in health and medicine, and the inimical effects of the regulatory state upon freedom of choice in medical decision-making .

Participation in this seminar is by invitation only, and is limited to university faculty and advanced PhD students in any discipline with an active scholarly research interest in the regulatory impact of healthcare policy, broadly defined. Research topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to: the regulatory and economic effects of the “individual mandate” and Affordable Care Act; crony capitalism in the healthcare industry; regulatory capture in federal food and drug policy; and the rising costs of the healthcare market in the wake of recent federal and state policies.

Persons wishing to obtain more information about this seminar, including consideration for acceptance, are encouraged to send a CV and a brief statement of research interest indicating the relevance of their work to advancedpolicy@theihs.org

Faculty participants with an active research project in healthcare will have an optional opportunity to present their work during the conference, and are also encouraged to include a brief summary of the proposed topic.