Boston Regional Conference

Saturday, November 2nd - Hosted at Stonehill College

***   Note on Location Change   ***

Suffolk University has canceled the space that was reserved for the Students For Liberty Boston Regional Conference because of the planning surrounding the World Series Parade; however, we have reserved a new space outside of the city at Stonehill College in Easton and the events will proceed on said campus with registration beginning at 10:00 am and the first speaker at 11 am (to accommodate those taking the shuttle).

Stonehill does not fall within the limits of Boston Metro transportation; but there is a shuttle service from the Quincy Adams stop on the Red Line that will take you directly to campus and will return you to the T stop after the event. Shuttle information here. The shuttle is typically parked at the one of the last stops in the line of shuttles and buses.The first shuttle departs from Quincy Adams at 10:30 am (meaning you will arrive at 11 am, we will save you coffee) The password for the shuttle, if they ask is “Skyhawks”. And here is the schedule: Skyhawk Shuttle.

Here is all of the information you need to know:

  1. Location: 320 Washington Street, Easton, MA- Stanger Hall (see map)
  2. Parking: Duffy parking lot (see map)
  3. Registration begins at 10 am, conference will begin at 11 am.
  4. Social: 8:30 pm Owen O’Leary’s, Brockton, MA (1280 Belmont St, Brockton) within walking distance of the conference space
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 Join Students For Liberty at Suffolk University in Boston, MA on Saturday, November 2nd for the 2013 Students For Liberty Boston Regional Conference. The Boston Regional Conference will bring together not only students from the Boston area but those from all over New England for one incredible event.

By attending the conference, you will hear from top speakers in the libertarian movement, network with other pro-liberty students, discover countless opportunities for jobs, internships, conferences and seminars, and have a lot of fun with other students. This day-long event will feature tremendous speakers, panels, and breakout sessions on the ideas behind a free society and the actions necessary to implement them. In addition, three free meals and drinks at our evening social are included with your FREE registration. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the student movement for liberty! Register at the bottom of this page!


Morning Keynote – David Kelley

David Kelley is a professional philosopher, teacher, and writer. After earning a Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University in 1975, he joined the philosophy department of Vassar College, where he remained until 1984. He has also taught at Brandeis University as a Visiting Lecturer. Among his books are Unrugged Individualism: The Selfish Basis of Benevolence; The Contested Legacy of Ayn Rand; The Evidence of the Senses, a treatise on epistemology; and The Art of Reasoning, one of the most widely used logic textbooks in the country. With Roger Donway, he co-authored Laissez Parler: Freedom in the Electronic Media, a critique of government regulation. He is also the author of A Life of One’s Own: Individual Rights and the Welfare State, a critique of the moral premises of the welfare state and defense of private alternatives that preserve individual autonomy, responsibility, and dignity.


Evening Keynote – John Tomasi

John Tomasi did his graduate work in political philosophy at the University of Arizona (M.A.) and Oxford University (B.Phil., D.Phil.). He has held positions at Princeton, Stanford, and Harvard. Tomasi is currently Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Brown University where he is the founding director of The Political Theory Project. He also holds an appointment at the University of Arizona’s Freedom Center. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, Tomasi is the author of Liberalism Beyond Justice (Princeton) and Free Market Fairness (Princeton).


Jacob Mchangama

Jacob Mchangama is a human rights lawyer specialized in civil and political rights including a special emphasis on freedom of expression. Through his work at the independent think tank CEPOS in Copenhagen Jacob has managed to increase the Danish public’s focus on basic freedoms whether in relation to anti-terrorism, freedom of expression and the protection of private property and his work is credited with contributing to the defeat of several bills and influencing the amendment of laws. He has been appointed as an expert witness at parliamentary hearings at the Danish parliament Folketinget. In 2010 Jacob co-founded the Copenhagen based network Fri Debat, for which he acts as spokesperson, committed to the protection of freedom of expression. Jacob Mchangama is also a lecturer and researcher on human rights and has written several academic articles. He teaches at the University of Copenhagen. He writes for Danish newspaper Berlingske. Jacob speaks publicly at universities and panel discussions in Denmark, Scandinavia and Europe on human rights often focusing on freedom of expression. In 2010 Jacob was named the most influential Danish public intellectual under the age of 40 – and the 9th most influential Danish Public intellectual overall – by Danish newspaper Politiken.


Sean Mulholland

Institute for Humane Studies Speaker Series

Mulholland is currently Associate Professor of Economics at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts and a lead scholar on the Mercatus Center’s Regulatory Report Card Project. He has previously held faculty positions at Mercer University, Moravian College, and Auburn University – Montgomery. He has served as a faculty mentor at seminars sponsored by the Institute for Human Studies (IHS), filmed short clips for IHS’s LearnLiberty project, and led discussions at the Center for Excellence in Education’s Research Science Institute. Specializing in economic growth, environmental economics, law and economics, and public choice, his work has appeared in the Journal of Economic Growth, Public Choice, Economics Letters, Education Economics, and the Villanova Law Review. Born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, Mulholland lives in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife, Providence College economist, Angela K. Dills and their two sons.


Jayme Lemke

Institute for Humane Studies Speaker Series

Jayme Lemke is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for the Political Theory Project at Brown University. Dr. Lemke earned her PhD in economics from George Mason University. While at George Mason, she was a Mercatus Dissertation Fellow. Jayme has published articles in Public Choice, the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, and Studies in Emergent Order.



Aeon Skoble

Aeon J. Skoble is Professor of Philosophy and Chairman of the Philosophy Department at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, and a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute.  He is the author of Deleting the State: An Argument about Government(Open Court, 2008), the editor of Reading Rasmussen and Den Uyl: Critical Essays on Norms of Liberty (Lexington Books, 2008), and the co-editor of Political Philosophy: Essential Selections (Prentice-Hall, 1999) and Reality, Reason, and Rights (Lexington Books, 2011).  Besides his academic work, he has frequently lectured and written for the Institute for Humane Studies and the Foundation for Economic Education.   His main research includes theories of rights, the nature and justification of authority, and virtue ethics.  In addition, he writes widely on the intersection of philosophy and popular culture, among other things co-editing the best-selling The Simpsons and Philosophy (Open Court, 2000).  Originally from New York, Prof. Skoble received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and his MA and PhD from Temple University.


Sloane Frost

Sloane Frost graduated from Cornell University in 2008 with a degree in Policy Analysis & Management and concentration in Health Policy. While studying the economics and history of health policy in this country, Sloane became interested in the principles of liberty and individual responsibility that seem to be missing from modern policy initiatives.  After serving with City Year, an AmeriCorps program, Sloane saw first hand the negative consequences of an intrusive government public education system.  She returned to academia to earn a Masters in Public Policy and certificate in Health Administration and Policy at the University of Chicago in June 2011. Various experiences in the university setting quickly taught Sloane that her fellow students are also deprived of many freedoms on campus, and she became dedicated to the student fight for liberty.  In 2007, Sloane co-founded Students For Liberty and now serves as the Chairwoman of the SFL Board of Directors. Sloane is currently a research analyst with Mathematica Policy Research in Princeton, NJ.


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