In the course of human events, no other idea has affected humankind as much the notions of liberty and a free society. As has been seen time after time in nation after nation the ideas of freedom have rocked the planet. And will continue to. If you feel you’re at a place where you’d like to truly become part of this discussion you’re ready for our Ideas That Change The World Seminar.
Liberty & Society
June 26-29 ● Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, PA area
Philosophy, Georgia State University
Andrew I. Cohen is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics and Georgia State University. Convinced he had no other marketable skills and that academic life was filled with guarantees of riches and job security, he pursued and earned his PhD at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has taught in schools throughout the southeast and Midwest; the number of license plates he accumulated as a gypsy academic might show foolish tenacity or luck or something else. Georgia it is: now he’s got a wife, two kids, a mortgage, and tenure. His work now touches on themes in social contract theory, reparations and apologies for historic injustices, and global justice. He was fortunate to receive support from IHS throughout his academic career, both as a graduate student and beyond. In his spare time he lives it up in suburban domesticity. When he’s lucky he gets to go to sleep. Among his publications is Contemporary Debates in Applied Ethics (co-edited with Christopher Heath Wellman) (Wiley: 2014), and a forthcoming book on ethics and public policy. www.gsu.edu/ethics
Economics, Duquesne University
Antony Davies is associate professor of economics at Duquesne University and Mercatus Affiliated Senior Scholar at George Mason University. His primary research interests include econometrics and public policy. Davies has authored op-eds in over thirty newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and New York Daily News, is a regular columnist for US News and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and is a regular commentator on Wilkow! (TheBlaze TV). He is a frequent lecturer at policy conferences on Capitol Hill and at state capitals. In addition to teaching at the undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. levels, Dr. Davies was Chief Analytics Officer at Parabon Computation, President and co-founder at Paragon Software (now Take-Two Interactive), and co-founder and Chief Analytics Officer at Repliqa (now Zoo Entertainment).
Dr. Davies earned his B.S. in Economics from Saint Vincent College, and Ph.D. in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany.