Join Students For Liberty at the University of Chicago on Saturday, November 3 for the 2012 Students For Liberty Chicago Regional Conference. With students from across the Midwest gathering at the home of Milton Friedman and the Chicago School, one incredible event is guaranteed.
- Where: University of Chicago
- Location: Kent Chemical Laboratory, 1020 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
- Host: UC Students for a Free Society
- When: November 3, 2012
- Conference: 9am – 8pm
- Social: 8pm – 10pm
- Cost: FREE of Charge
Keynote Speaker – Gene Healy, Vice-President Cato Institute
Gene Healy is a vice president at the Cato Institute. His research interests include executive power and the role of the presidency, as well as federalism and overcriminalization. He is the author of 2008′s The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power, and the editor of the 2004 collection Go Directly to Jail: The Criminalization of Almost Everything.
Healy has appeared on PBS’s Newshour with Jim Lehrer and NPR’sTalk of the Nation, and his writing has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Legal Times, and elsewhere. He is also a weekly columnist for the Washington Examiner. Healy holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Professor Lynne Kiesling
Professor Bradley Smith
Brad is one of the nation’s foremost experts on campaign finance law. He served as a Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, resigning as of Aug. 21, 2005. Smith was elected as Vice Chairman of the Commission in 2003 and Chairman of the Commission in 2004. His 2001 book, Unfree Speech: the Folly of Campaign Finance Reform, was lauded by George Will as the year’s “most important book on governance.”
As an FEC Commissioner, Smith won plaudits for his integrity and refusal to put partisan interests ahead of his duties, as well as his steadfast support for free speech. For his honesty and integrity, the Wall Street Journal dubbed him, “the only honorable man in this bordello.” Smith now serves as the Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Designated Professor of Law at Capital University Law School. Smith also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Studies, is a senior fellow at the Goldwater Institute and is a member of the Board of Scholars of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Smith is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and Kalamazoo College and holds an honorary doctorate from Augustana College.
Professor Alexei Marcoux
Institute For Humane Studies Speaker Series
Alexei M. Marcoux is Associate Professor of Business Ethics in the School of Business Administration at Loyola University Chicago. Previously, he has held visiting appointments at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Saint Cloud State University, Liberty Fund, and the Social Philosophy & Policy Center. A popular teacher, he was named Faculty Member of the Year by Loyola’s 2005 MBA graduating class.
Professor Marcoux’s research focuses on the moral foundations of commercial transactions and embraces topics like reservation price deception and moral partiality in business practice. A two-time winner of the Best Paper Award at the Society for Business Ethics Annual Meeting, he has published scholarly articles in Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Morality & Markets, Journal of Private Enterprise, and Reason Papers. He is co-author (with Al Gini) of two textbooks, Case Studies in Business Ethics (6th ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009) and The Ethics of Business: A Concise Introduction (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012). Currently, he is writing a scholarly monograph advancing a human-scale, transaction-focused business ethics entitled Business Ethics For the Rest of Us.
Rick Esenberg - Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, President
Rick Esenberg is the founder and current President and General Counsel of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Rick comes to WILL after a four-year stint on the faculty at Marquette University Law School where his scholarship concentrated on law and religion, election law and religion, the regulation and nature of public discourse, and the Wisconsin Constitution. He continues to teach at Marquette as a member of the adjunct faculty.
Prior to joining the faculty at Marquette, Rick was Vice President and General Counsel of Rite Hite Holding Corporation in Milwaukee. At Rite Hite, he oversaw business expansions throughout Europe, Latin America, and Canada and served as lead trial counsel in major intellectual property and advertising litigation. From 1981 to 1997, he was an associate and then litigation partner at Foley & Lardner where he was trial and appellate counsel in numerous public-law cases. Rick holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, and a B.A., summa cum laude, in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Professor Mark Brandly
Dr. Mark Brandly is a professor at Ferris State University and has a Ph.D. in economics from Auburn University, specializing in the areas of Public Finance, International Economics, Natural Resource Economics, and Industrial Organization. He has published articles in the Wall Street Journal, The Journal of Commerce, Public Finance Review, The Free Market, various newspapers, and various websites. In addition to teaching at Ferris State University, Dr. Brandly has also taught at Ball State University and Taylor University. Prior to his academic career, he worked in the Colorado oil and gas industry managing the drilling, completion, and production of oil and gas wells.
Professor Geoffrey Lea
Institute for Humane Studies Speaker Series
Geoffrey Lea joined the faculty at UIS as a post-doc in the Liberal and Integrative Studies department in August of 2011. He received his PhD in Economics from George Mason University in Virginia, where his dissertation was on business cycles and the housing bubble. Before GMU, he majored in Economics and Greek at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. Before coming to UIS, he taught in the Economics department at Hillsdale College from 2009-2011. He has previously worked as both a research fellow in the Hazlitt archives and as the director of programs and seminars at the Foundation for Economic Education. He lives in Springfield with his dog, Eppie.
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