Join Students For Liberty at the University of Washington on Saturday, November 3 for the first ever Students For Liberty Northwestern Regional Conference. The student movement for liberty has seen incredible growth lately, especially in the Pacific Northwest. This conference will for the first time bring together young activists from all over the region for an incredible event.
Online registration is now closed but walk-ins are welcome.
- Where: University of Washington, Huskey Union Building, Room 250
- Map & Directions: http://hub.washington.edu/directions, 2012 Northwest SFL Conference Map
- Host: University of Washington Young Americans for Liberty
- When: November 3, 2012
- Conference: 9am – 8pm Download the 2012 Northwest SFL Conference Schedule
- Social: 8pm – 10pm
- Cost: FREE of charge
Keynote Speaker – Trent England, VP of Policy at the Freedom Foundation
The Freedom Foundation is a Washington based organization dedicated to empowering and standing up for individuals in Washington state. For over 20 years they have helped educate citizens and empower them to fight back against government overreach. The Freedom Foundation’s mission is to advance individual liberty, free enterprise, and limited, accountable government.
Trent England is the vice president of policy at the Freedom Foundation, where he also directs the Save Our States project and teaches First Principles programs. He previously directed the Foundation’s constitutional studies programs, Citizenship & Governance Center, and Citizen Action Network.
Trent was a candidate for the state legislature in 2006 and earlier served as a legal policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation. He is a contributor to two books—The Heritage Guide to the Constitution and One Nation Under Arrest: How Crazy Laws, Rogue Prosecutors, and Activist Judges Threaten Your Liberty. Trent’s writing has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Times, and other newspapers. Trent earned a law degree from The George Mason University School of Law and a bachelor of arts in government from Claremont McKenna College. He lives in Bremerton with his wife and their three children.
Keynote Speaker – Yaron Brook, President Ayn Rand Institute
Yaron Brook is president of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights. He is a columnist at Forbes.com, and his articles have been featured in major publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Investor’s Business Daily. He is co-author of Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea and the recently released Free Market Revolution. Dr. Brook, a former finance professor, is an internationally sought after speaker on such topics as the causes of the financial crisis, the morality of capitalism, and U.S. foreign policy.
Dr. Brook was born and raised in Israel. He served as a first sergeant in Israeli military intelligence and earned a BSc in civil engineering from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. In 1987 he moved to the United States, where he received his MBA and Ph.D. in finance from the University of Texas at Austin; he became an American citizen in 2003. For seven years he was an award-winning finance professor at Santa Clara University, and in 1998 he cofounded a financial advisory firm, BH Equity Research, of which he is presently managing director and chairman.
Professor Tony Gill
Institute for Humane Studies Speaker Series
Anthony Gill (Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1994) is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington, adjunct professor of Sociology at the UW, and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He specializes in political economy and religion & politics, with an emphasis on church-state relations, religious liberty and religious economies. Currently, he is studying how governments regulate religious organizations and how this impacts the level of religiosity in society. In addition to studying religion & politics, his interests relate to methodological and analytical issues surrounding comparative political analysis, including research design, rational choice, and game theory.
Professor Tom W. Bell
Institute for Humane Studies Speaker Series
Prof. Tom W. Bell teaches at Chapman University School of Law, where he specializes in intellectual property and high-tech law. He received his JD from the University of Chicago Law School in 1993, after which he practiced in Silicon Valley and Washington, DC, and served as Director of Telecommunications and Technology Studies at the Cato Institute. In addition to writing many scholarly works, Professor Bell has appeared on or been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Los Angeles Times, and many other news sources. You can find his homepage at www.tomwbell.com
Washington Supreme Court Justice Richard B Sanders
We are excited to announce that we have just confirmed a new speaker, former Washington Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Sanders. As a private practitioner he championed the civil rights of his clients and as a Justice he regards protecting our constitutionally guaranteed liberties as the first duty of our highest court. Justice Sanders believes the court must protect all the legal rights of all the citizens who come before it all the time. He has been such a staunch defender of individual liberty that Ron Paul endorsed his campaign to reclaim his seat on the court! Sanders’ favorite line in the state constitution provides it is the role of government “to protect and maintain individual rights.” “That’s what I tried to do in every case from the rights of the accused to property rights, from open government to the right to keep and bear arms.”
Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper
Norm Stamper, Ph.D., was a police officer for 34 years. He served as chief of the Seattle Police Department from 1994 to 2000. In his 28 years with SDPD Norm rose quickly through the ranks and as a deputy chief served in each of the agency’s bureaus. He also served as Executive Director of Mayor Pete Wilson’s Crime Control Commission for three years. As a cop dedicated to protect and serve, Norm believes the war on drugs has done exactly the opposite for people. “Think of this war’s real casualties:” Norm writes in his extraordinary new book, Breaking Rank, “tens of thousands of otherwise innocent Americans incarcerated, many for 20 years, some for life; families ripped apart; drug traffickers and blameless bystanders shot dead on city streets; narcotics officers assassinated here and abroad, with prosecutors, judges, and elected officials in Latin America gunned down for their courageous stands against the cartels; and all those dollars spent on federal, state, and local cops, courts, prosecutors, prisons, probation, parole, and pee-in-the-bottle programs. Even federal aid to bribe distant nations to stop feeding our habit.” The war on drugs costs the United States more than 69 billion dollars each year.
More great speakers to be announced soon! Check back for updates.