A look at the ideas, battles, and legacy of the most important 19th and 20th century champions of liberty such as Mill, Mises, Hayek, Friedman, Rothbard, Rand, Nozick, Buchanan, and Tullock. How did these thought leaders advance liberty in the face of violent totalitarianism and creeping statism? How did they address their challengers like Keynes, Rawls, and Cohen? Finally, who will carry their legacy into the 21st century? This seminar is ideal for IHS summer seminar alumni and students who are familiar with the libertarian conceptual framework.
Freedom Renewed: Libertarian Visionaries
June 8-14 ● Chapman University, Orange County, CA
Economics, Loyola University
Daniel J. D’Amico completed his economics Ph.D. from George Mason University. His doctoral dissertation, “The Imprisoner’s Dilemma: The Political Economy of Proportionate Punishment,” was awarded the Israel M. Kirzner Award for best dissertation in Austrian Economics by the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. Daniel is the William Barnett Professor of Free Enterprise Studies and an Assistant Professor of Economics at Loyola University in New Orleans where he has received awards for teaching, research and service. He is also the faculty advisor for the Loyola Economics Club.
Political Philosophy, University of Richmond
Javier Hidalgo is an assistant professor at the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies. He received his Ph.D. from the Program in Political Philosophy at Princeton University in 2011. Javier is currently working on the ethics of immigration.
Economics, King's College London
Adam Martin is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Economy at King's College London, where he directs the research group in Rationality, Choice, and Uncertainty. His research interests include Austrian economics, economic methodology, economic development, and public choice. After receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University in 2009, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Development Research Institute at New York University. He has also been a visitor at the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke and the Social Ontology Group at Cambridge. Adam is a co-founder of the Carl Menger Undergraduate Essay Contest run by the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. Information on him and his research can be found at his personal website, adamgmartin.com.
Philosophy, Bowling Green State University
Kevin Vallier is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 2011 and spent the 2011-12 school year as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Brown University’s Political Theory Project. Vallier has published articles appearing in academic journals such as Utilitas, The Journal of Moral Philosophy, Philosophical Studies, Public Affairs Quarterly, Philosophy and Social Criticism, The Australasian Journal of Philosophy, The European Journal of Philosophy and The Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy. Vallier’s interests lie in political philosophy, political economy, normative ethics and philosophy of religion. He is presently working on a book on the proper place of religious commitment in liberal politics entitled Beyond Separation: Uniting Liberal Politics and Public Faith.
Economics, Berry College
Lauren Heller is an assistant professor of economics in the Campbell School of Business at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. Her research interests include international health and development economics, as well as a wide variety of topics in applied microeconomics. She received her bachelor’s degree from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and her Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition to her research fields, she also enjoys teaching in Berry’s honors program and using discussion and multimedia clips to illustrate economic concepts in her classes.