Liberty and Current Issues
July 28-August 3 | Towson University, Baltimore, MD area

How do classical liberal ideas translate into sound public policy? This seminar considers how the libertarian tradition can help frame responses to current policy questions and problems. Participants analyze emerging policies in light of their bearing upon individual liberty. Ideal for students and recent graduates with a beat on current events and interest in policy-related careers.

Liberty and Current Issues

July 7-13 ● Towson University, Baltimore, MD area

Trevor Burrus

Trevor Burrus is a legal associate at the Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy, and legal history. His work has appeared in the Vermont Law Review, the Syracuse Law Review, the Jurist, as well as the Washington Times, Huffington Post, the Daily Caller, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and USA Today. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. »»

Jonathan Jacobs

Prof. Jacobs works in Moral Psychology, Metaethics, History of Philosophy, and issues concerning punishment and criminal justice. He is especially interested in the respects in which agents are responsible for their characters and the role of character in ethical cognition.  He is the Director for the Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics at John Jay College. Among his books are three aimed at students; A Philosopher's Compass, Dimensions of Moral Theory, and Aristotle's Virtues: Nature, Knowledge, and Human Good. »»

Howard Baetjer

Howard Baetjer Jr. is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he teaches courses in microeconomics, comparative economic systems, and money and banking. He is currently working on a book explaining why fully free markets would work better for everybody than our current mixed economy.  Dr. Baetjer is also a frequent faculty member at IHS Summer Seminars»»

 

July 28-August 3 ● Towson University, Baltimore, MD area

Trevor Burrus

Trevor Burrus is a legal associate at the Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy, and legal history. His work has appeared in the Vermont Law Review, the Syracuse Law Review, the Jurist, as well as the Washington Times, Huffington Post, the Daily Caller, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and USA Today. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. »»

Michael Huemer 

Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder
Michael Huemer received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1998 and is presently Associate Professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the author of Skepticism and the Veil of Perception, Ethical Intuitionism, and more than twenty academic articles. He has written on skepticism, perception, free will, and moral realism, among other topics. »»

Alex Padilla

Economics, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Alex Padilla is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. He obtained his bachelor, master, and doctorate in Economics from the University of Law, Economics, and Science of Aix-Marseille (now called University Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III) in France. His primary research interests are in the fields of applied microeconomics, industrial organization, and law and economics. His doctoral dissertation was on Insider Trading, Agency Theory, and Corporate Governance»»

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