Join Students For Liberty in Berkeley, CA on Saturday, November 3 for the 2012 Students For Liberty Northern California Regional Conference. Berkeley is home to one of the strongest pro-liberty student groups in the country and the UC Berkeley Students For Liberty are proud to welcome students from across California to the home of the free speech movement for one incredible event celebrating liberty.
- Where: University of California — Berkeley
- Location: YWCA, 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA
- Host: UC Berkeley Students For Liberty
- When: November 3, 2012
- Conference: 9am – 8pm
- Social: 8pm – 10pm
- Cost: FREE of Charge
Morning Keynote – David Theroux, President of The Independent Institute
David J. Theroux is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Independent Institute and Publisher of The Independent Review. He received his B.S., A.B., and M.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Books produced by Mr. Theroux have been the recipients of the Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prize, Templeton Freedom Award, two Mencken Awards for Best Book, seven Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards for Best Book, two Benjamin Franklin Awards, four Independent Publisher Book Awards, Peter Shaw Memorial Award, and three Choice Magazine Awards for Outstanding Book. He is Founder and President of the C.S. Lewis Society of California, and he was founding Vice President and Director of Academic Affairs for the Cato Institute and founding President of the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy.
A contributor to American Political Economy: An Encyclopedia, he has been a director of seven corporations and four foundations, he has been a member of the Koch Crime Commission, Prison Advisory Board for the California Little Hoover Commission, and Executive Committee for the Templeton Collegiate Honor Rolls for Education in a Free Society.
Evening Keynote – Professor David Friedman
David Friedman is an economist, physicist, legal scholar, and libertarian theorist. He is known for his writings in market anarchist theory, which is the subject of his most popular book, The Machinery of Freedom (1969, revised 1989). He has authored several other books and articles, including Price Theory: An Intermediate Text (1986), Law’s Order: What Economics Has to Do with Law and Why It Matters (2000), Hidden Order: The Economics of Everyday Life (1996), and Future Imperfect (2008).
David Friedman is the son of economists Rose and Milton Friedman. His son, Patri Friedman, has also written about libertarian theory and market anarchism, particularly seasteading. David Friedman holds an A.B. in chemistry and physics from Harvard University (1965) and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago (1971), though he is most known for work in other fields. He is currently a professor of law at Santa Clara University, and a contributing editor for Liberty magazine.
Professor Robert Taylor
Institute for Humane Studies Speaker Series
Robert Taylor is an Associate Professor of Political Science at UC Davis. Robert S. Taylor specializes in contemporary analytic moral and political philosophy as well as the history of liberal political thought. His current research interests include religious-conservative views on safe sex, the relationship between liberalism and socialism, and Friedrich Hayek’s critique of social justice. He is the author of Reconstructing Rawls: The Kantian Foundations of Justice as Fairness, as well as articles in Philosophy and Public Affairs, Ethics, the Journal of Political Philosophy, Political Theory, the Journal of Politics, and the Review of Politics. His professional website can be found here: http://faculty.psdomain.
Timothy Sandefur – Pacific Legal Foundation
Timothy Sandefur is a principal attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation, and heads the Foundation’s Economic Liberty Project, which protects entrepreneurs against intrusive government regulation. He has successfully challenged occupational licensing restrictions in California, Oregon, Missouri, and other states, and represented the plaintiffs inMerrifield v. Lockyer, a major economic liberty decision in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He also works to oppose eminent domain abuse, and has litigated important eminent domain cases in California, Florida, Missouri, and elsewhere. In late 2011, he was named “Appellate Lawyer of The Week” for his work challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act. He is the author of two books, Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America and The Right to Earn A Living: Economic Freedom And The Law, as well as some 40 scholarly articles on subjects ranging from eminent domain and economic liberty to copyright, evolution and creationism, and the legal issues of slavery and the Civil War. He is an adjunct professor of law at the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. He is a graduate of Chapman University School of Law and Hillsdale College.
Patri Friedman – Seasteading
Patri received a BS in math from Harvey Mudd College, an MS in computer science from Stanford University, and an MBA from Cardean University. While in school he experimented with technology startups, ran a small consulting business, and co-founded two intentional communities. In 2004 he joined Google to work as a software engineer. In 2008 he left Google and founded The Seasteading Institute with seed funding from PayPal founder Peter Thiel. Patri is on the board of Humanity+ and co-created Breakthrough Philanthropy. He is also a prolific writer on political theory and philosophy. Patri comes from a line of great revolutionary thinkers, his grandfather Milton Friedman was the 1976 Nobel Laureate in economics, and his father David Friedman is a well-known political theorist and festival founder. Patri lives with his two children Iselle and Tovar in Berkeley, California.
Anthony Gregory – Independent Institute
Anthony Gregory is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and is currently writing a book on individual liberty and the writ of habeas corpus.
He has written hundreds of articles that have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor,Bloomberg BusinessWeek, San Diego Union-Tribune, Washington Times, Dallas Morning News, Salt Lake Tribune, Sacramento Bee, Tallahassee Democrat, Albany (NY) Times Union, Portland Oregonian, Raleigh News and Observer, Florida Today, Bellingham (WA) Herald, Modesto Bee, East Valley Tribune (AZ), Contra Costa Times, and many other newspapers; as well as in Human Events, Counterpunch, The American Conservative, Alternet, Antiwar.com, The Independent Review and theJournal of Libertarian Studies.
He also regularly writes for numerous news and commentary web sites, including LewRockwell.com and theFuture of Freedom Foundation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in American history from the University of California at Berkeley, giving the undergraduate history commencement speech in 2003.
More great speakers to be announced soon! Check back for updates.
Register for the 2012 Northern California Regional Conference HERE!