Join Students For Liberty in charming Chapel Hill, NC on Saturday, November 3rd for the 2012 SFL North Carolina Regional Conference. Liberty is gaining traction in the South, but so are its enemies. The North Carolina Regional Conference will feature tremendous speakers, including our evening keynote David Boaz, Executive Vice President of the Cato Institute! We will also feature a panel on student organizing from some of the best leaders in the region, so you can learn the best ways to spread liberty on your campus.
The conference is an unparalleled opportunity to network with other pro-liberty students and organizations. You’ll discover countless opportunities for jobs, internships, conferences and seminars, and most of all, you’ll have a whole lot of fun. The conference is free to attend, and includes three meals, plus drinks at our evening social. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the student movement for liberty! Register today!
- Where: University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill
- Location: Kenan Center, 300 Kenan Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
- Host: UNC Young Americans for Liberty
- When: November 3, 2012
- Conference: 9am – 7pm
- Social: 7pm – 10pm
- Cost: FREE of Charge
Keynote Speaker -David Boaz, Executive Vice President of the Cato Institute
David Boaz is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute and has played a key role in the development of the Cato Institute and the libertarian movement. He is a provocative commentator and a leading authority on domestic issues such as education choice, drug legalization, the growth of government, and the rise of libertarianism. Boaz is the former editor of New Guardmagazine and was executive director of the Council for a Competitive Economy prior to joining Cato in 1981.
He is the author of Libertarianism: A Primer, described by the Los Angeles Times as “a well-researched manifesto of libertarian ideas,” the editor of The Libertarian Reader, and co-editor of the Cato Handbook For Policymakers. His articles have been published in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, National Review, and Slate. He is a frequent guest on national television and radio shows, and has appeared on ABC’s Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, CNN’s Crossfire, NPR’s Talk of the Nation and All Things Considered, John McLaughlin’s One on One, Fox News Channel, BBC, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, and other media. His latest book is The Politics of Freedom.
Keynote Speaker – Fred Smith, President and Founder of the Competitive Enterprise Institute
Fred L. Smith, Jr. is President and Founder of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market public policy group established in 1984. Mr. Smith combines intellectual and strategic analysis of complex policy issues ranging from the environment to corporate governance with an informative and entertaining presentation style. Well-known in academic and professional circles, Mr. Smith is a popular speaker at universities and conferences around the world.
Before founding CEI, Mr. Smith served as Director of Government Relations for the Council for a Competitive Economy, as a senior economist for the Association of American Railroads, and for five years as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency. Currently, he sits on the Institute Turgot in Belgium. Mr. Smith holds a B.S. a degree in Theoretical Mathematics and Political Science from Tulane University where he earned the Arts and Sciences Medal (ulane’s highest academic award) and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He has also done graduate work in mathematics and applied mathematical economics at Harvard, SUNY at Buffalo, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Professor Joab Corey
Institute for Humane Studies Speaker Series
Joab Corey is a lecturer in the Department of Economics and a member of the Excellence in Economics Education faculty in the Stavros Center for the Advancement of Free Enterprise and Economic Education at Florida State University. Dr. Corey currently specializes in teaching large section principles of economics and intro to economics classes where he uses interactive class demonstrations, video clips, pop-culture examples, student designed economic T-shirts, and occasional acrobatics to create an enthusiastic student learning environment. While at Florida State University he has been the recipient of the Transformation Through Teaching award, the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Service in Excellence Teaching Award, and the Florida State University Undergraduate Teaching Award.
He received his bachelor’s, masters, and Ph.D. in Economics from West Virginia University where his teaching efforts were inspired by Professor Russell Sobel and where he won the 2008 WVU Doctoral Student Teaching Award.
Professor Christopher Freiman
Institute for Humane Studies Speaker Series
Christopher Freiman is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the College of William and Mary. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 2010, specializing in moral and political philosophy. His work has appeared in venues such as Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, and The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy.
More great speakers to be announced soon! Check back for updates.
Register for the 2012 North Carolina Regional Conference HERE!