Join Students For Liberty at the University of Denver on Saturday, November 10 for the 2012 Students For Liberty Colorado Regional Conference. We are excited to be sponsoring this new conference and are looking forward to a successful first year.
- Where: University of Denver, Towers Centennial Hall (1770 S. Williams St.)
- Host: University of Denver Young Americans for Liberty
- When: November 10, 2012
- Conference: 9am – 8pm
- Social: 8pm – 10pm
- Cost: FREE of Charge
Keynote Speaker – Jon Caldara, President of the Independence Institute
Jon Caldara started his political career in 1994 when he was elected to the Regional Transportation District Board of Directors. He almost immediately became the most controversial and outspoken board member in RTD’s history. He fought against wasteful projects and for free market reforms, such as competitive contracting of services and privatization. In 1998, he became Chairman of the Board of RTD. 5280 Magazine named him one of the top 10 most influential men in Denver. Westword awarded Caldara Denver’s Best Media Manipulator. The Denver Post put Caldara on their list of people to watch. The State Policy Network honored him in 2005 with the Thomas Roe Award.
His weekly current affairs television program, Devil’s Advocate, airs on Colorado Public Television Channel 12. He also hosts a weekly talk radio show on 630KHOW. Additionally, Caldara writes daily on his blog, The Cauldron. Caldara also hosts a weekly Podcast on the Independence Institute’s iVoices.org.
Professor Alexandre Padilla
Institute for Humane Studies Speaker Series
Alexandre “Alex” Padilla is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. He obtained his bachelor, master, and doctorate in Economics from the University of Law, Economics, and Science of Aix-Marseille (now called University Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III) in France. His primary research interests are in the fields of applied microeconomics, industrial organization, and law and economics.
Alex Padilla has published several academic on insider trading in the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Commentaries in Law & Economics, Florida State Business Review and other non-academic essays for non-profit organizations. His current research involves studying how insider trading is currently perceived among academics and non-academics. Other research interests are in studying self-governance mechanisms in non-traditional industries with a special focus on the adult film industry.
Alex Padilla teaches Intermediate Microeconomics, Law & Economics, Industrial Organization, and the traditional introduction to economics course sequence. Alex Padilla is also the Director of the Exploring Economic Freedom Project at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Robert McNamara – Institute for Justice
Robert McNamara serves as a senior attorney with the Institute for Justice. He joined the Institute in August 2006 and litigates cutting-edge constitutional cases protecting First Amendment, property rights, economic liberty and other individual liberties in both federal and state courts.
Currently, Robert is lead counsel representing a group of Philadelphia tour guides challenging a law that would make it illegal for them to give tours without first obtaining a special license from the city government—literally making it illegal for them to talk about the Liberty Bell for compensation. His practice has also included representing Bill Brody, a Westchester County, NY, property owner who is fighting against his state’s outrageously unfair eminent domain procedures and a group of Colorado homeowners in their fight to be able to speak freely about politics without subjecting themselves to the threat of lawsuits from their political opponents.
In 2006, Robert received his law degree from the New York University School of Law. While at NYU, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the NYU Journal of Law & Liberty, a scholarly publication dedicated to the critical examination of classical liberal ideas. In 2003, he earned a dual degree in Communications and Political Science from Boston University.
Professor Michael Huemer
Institute for Humane Studies Speaker Series
Michael Huemer received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1998 and is presently Associate Professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the author of Skepticism and the Veil of Perception, Ethical Intuitionism, and more than twenty academic articles. He has written on skepticism, perception, free will, and moral realism, among other topics.
Trevor Burrus – Cato Institute
Trevor Burrus is a legal associate at the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies. His research interests include constitutional law, civil and criminal law, legal and political philosophy, and legal history. His work has appeared in the Vermont Law Review, the Syracuse Law Review, the Jurist, as well as the Washington Times,Huffington Post, the Daily Caller, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and USA Today. He holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a JD from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
Craig Biddle – The Objective Standard, Editor
Craig Biddle is the editor of The Objective Standard and the author of Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and the Facts that Support It, a highly concretized, systematic introduction to Ayn Rand’s ethics. He is currently writing a book on the principles of rational thinking and the fallacies that are violations of those principles. In addition to writing, he lectures and teaches seminars on ethical and epistemological issues from an Objectivist perspective. Mr. Biddle has spoken at universities across the country, including Stanford, Duke, Tufts, UVA, UCLA, UW–Madison, and NYU. He regularly lectures at Objectivist conferences as well.
Register for the 2012 Colorado Regional Conference HERE!