It’s that time of the year again; the majestic season of pumpkin lattes. More importantly, it is time once again for the start of SFL’s Webinar Series.

Through online lectures, we offer support for students who seek opportunities outside their university classrooms to learn more about classical liberalism, discover how they can become better spokespeople for liberty and advance themselves towards liberty-oriented careers and internships. Listening to the lectures is completely free, and students from all over the world are invited to participate.

This year we have decided to combine our webinars that are hosted in the United States with the webinars hosted in Europe for a broader world view of current issues and big-picture incite to professional skill sharpening. Check out our September Webinars below, and make sure to stay tuned in for additions to the schedule later this fall. There’s a lot more to come!

Upcoming Webinars:

September 11th “A Philosopher’s Guide to the Eurozone Crisis” with Stefan Auer (2:00PM-3:00PM Eastern Time/20:00-21:00 Central European Summer Time)

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  • This talk will seek to explain the current Eurozone crisis against the background of EU history and the ideas that shaped it: from Hobbes versus Rousseau; Machiavelli versus Kant; to Carl Schmitt versus Juergen Habermas.
  • Dr. Stefan Auer is a Jean Monnet Chair in EU Interdisciplinary Studies and Associate Professor in History and Politics at La Trobe University. He is the author of Whose Liberty is it Anyway? Europe at the Crossroads.

September 18th– “Modern Economics as Subaltern Studies” with Dr. Dan D’Amico (8:00-9:00PM Eastern Time/2:00-3:00AM Central European Summer Time)

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  • Subaltern research; inspired by thinkers such as Antonio Gramsci, progressed by theorists such as Michel Foucault, and most recently refined by writers such as Guyatri Spivak, is a sub-discipline within post-colonial studies. It seeks unique methods and theories to provide a more complete vision of history than those biased narratives residually produced through colonial oppression and human subjugation. Winners of wars typically write the history books, but not necessarily in accurate ways. I argue that the Austrian tradition provides a unique perspective, well-equipped to enter this discourse. To date Austrian thinkers have been predominantly ignored and or dismissed by researchers within the post-colonial project, though much contemporary Austrian research can arguably be described as subaltern in topic and insight. Though researchers deploying Austrian methods have yet to contextualize their work within the subaltern framework.
  • Dr. Dan D’Amico is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Loyola University New Orleans and has received University awards for teaching, research and service. His current research is focused upon applying various political economy perspectives including Austrian Economics, Public Choice and New Institutional Economics to understand the processes of social change surrounding punishment and incarceration through history and in the United States today.

September 25th– “Creating Your Network” with Dr. Nigel Ashford (2:00PM-3:00PM Eastern Time/20:00-21:00 Central European Summer Time)

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  • Why network? Because networks are people communicating with each other, sharing ideas, information and resources. As students for liberty this is an important aspect of our mission. Therefore this webinar will explain the value and skills of networking.
  • Dr. Nigel Ashford is senior program officer at the Institute for Humane Studies and works on many of the Institute’s educational programs. He joined IHS from the United Kingdom where he was professor of politics and Jean Monnet Scholar in European Integration at Staffordshire University, England. He is the author of Principles for a Free Society.