Intellectual Webcasts

Registration is free but required in order to attend. You’ll get a reminder email when the seminar is about to start. Feel free to sign up for just one or all (sessions are free).

*There are currently no intellectual online events scheduled for 2014, but check back periodically for updates!

Previous Sessions

Names All Classical Liberals Should Know
  • April 24, 4:00-5:00 PM EST
  • Speaker: Dr. Phil Magness, IHS

Have you heard of Charles James Fox, John Taylor Caroline, or Luther Martin? If not, you’re not alone and you won’t want to miss the upcoming webcast on great classical liberal thinkers who have captured less limelight than they deserve. IHS historian Dr. Phil Magness will introduce the best-kept secrets of the libertarian intellectual tradition, the thinkers who influenced Hazlitt, Friedman, Hayek, and Rothbard.

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Prison Population Rates of Nations
  • Oct. 31, 2013 3:00 PM EST
  • Speaker: Dr. Daniel D’Amico, Loyola University of New Orleans

The U.S. has a disproportionately higher incarceration rate for its population than any other nation on earth, developed or otherwise. The question is, why? Join Dr. Daniel D’Amico from Loyola University of New Orleans in this highly informative webcast that surveys how existing institutional theories explain prison population variance around the world.

Private Security and Development in South Africa 
  • Nov. 21, 3:00-4:00 PM EDT
  • Speaker: Dr. Katherine Fidler 

South Africa has come a long way since Apartheid ended. One surprise, however, has been the ways private security (personal and business) has contributed to socio-economic development there. Dr. Fidler, who’s done extensive studies in South Africa, shares her unexpected findings and theories on how lessons there can apply to any nation’s socio-economic growth in this highly informative webinar worth it’s weight in Krugerrands.

Environmental Ethics
  • December 19th, 4:00 pm E.S.T.
  • Speaker: Dr. David Schmidtz, Kendrick Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Economics, University of Arizona

Do people have a right to property over natural resources? What about wild animals? What effects would a property rights system have on conservation? These questions are the domain of environmental ethics, a subject that’s now finding itself at the center of many storms. At its heart is the issue of reconciling human value (and needs) with those of nature itself. Join Dr. David Schmidtz in this lively IHS webcast as he paints the mosaic of the various facets on this hotly debated subject that affects us all in so many ways we cannot even fathom.