Liberty Applied: Current Controversies and Events

Join Us for a Round Up of Current Issues On Liberty at a Weekend Conference!

  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • January 31 – February 1, 2014

As if Tom & Bingo’s BBQ wasn’t an excuse, here’s another great reason to be in Lubbock, TX, early next year.  There’ll be a weekend conference on liberty taking place at Texas Tech the weekend of January 31, co-sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies and The Free Market Institute:

“Liberty Applied: Current Controversies And Events”

It will be two fantastic days of discussions on the latest issues in classic liberal thinking:

  • “The Rise and Decline of Economic Freedom in the United States”, Robert Lawson, Southern Methodist University
  • “Why Markets in Human Organs should be Legal”, James Stacey Taylor, The College of New Jersey
  • “The Glorious Triumph Of Gizmos over Government”, Jeffrey Tucker, Executive Editor, Laissez Faire Books
  • “A Case for Open Borders”, Ben Powell, Texas Tech University
  • “Economic Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights”, Robert Lawson
  • “Mill’s Harm Principle in Hard Cases”, James Stacey Taylor
  • “Why You Should Love, Not Fear, The Coming Anarchy”, Jeffrey Tucker

It’ll be a great time to think and wrangle with the issues as well as make new friends and contacts. Plus, lunch and dinner will be provided on Saturday.

 

Take a look at the schedule:
Friday, January 31st

4:00 – 4:30 PM   Registration

Rawls Atrium

4:30 – 5:00 PM   Introduction

Ben Powell, Texas Tech University

Bethany Erber, Institute for Humane Studies

Room #101                                                

5:00 – 6:15 PM     The Rise and Decline of Economic Freedom in the United States

Robert Lawson, Southern Methodist University

Room #101

6:15 – 7:15 PM   Dinner

Rawls Atrium

7:15 – 8:30 PM   Why markets in Human Organs Should Be Legal 

James Stacey Taylor, The College of New Jersey

Room #101

8:30 – 9:30 PM   Reception

Rawls Atrium

 

Saturday, February 1st

 9:00 – 10:00 AM   Breakfast

Rawls Atrium

10:00 – 11:15 AM   The Glorious Triumph of Gizmos Over Government

Jeffrey Tucker, Executive Editor, Laissez Faire Books

Room #101

11:15 – 11:30 PM   Break

11:30 – 12:45 PM   A Case for Open Borders

Ben Powell, Texas Tech University          

Room #101

12:45 – 2:00 PM   Lunch

Rawls Atrium

2:00 – 3:15 PM   Economic Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights

Robert Lawson, Southern Methodist University

Room #101

3:15 – 3:30 PM Break

3:30 – 4:45 PM Mill’s Harm Principle in Hard Cases

James Stacey Taylor, The College of New Jersey

Room #101

4:45 – 5:45 PM Dinner

Rawls Atrium 

5:45 – 7:00 PM Why You Should Love, Not Fear, the Coming Anarchy

Jeffrey Tucker, Executive Editor, Laissez Faire Books

Room #101 

7:00 – 7:30 PM Closing Remarks

Ben Powell, Texas Tech University

Bethany Erber, Institute for Humane Studies

Room #101

7:30 – 9:00 PM Reception

Rawls Atrium