Join Students For Liberty at the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, November 10 for the 2012 Students For Liberty Philadelphia Regional Conference. We’re excited to return to the University of Pennsylvania this year, site of the first Philadelphia Regional Conference. Since that time the pro-liberty presence in the Philadelphia area has grown exponentially. Students will gather from all over the Northeast for this incredible event.
By attending the conference, you will hear from top speakers in the libertarian movement, network with other pro-liberty students, discover countless opportunities for jobs, internships, conferences and seminars, and have a lot of fun with other students. This day-long event will feature tremendous speakers, panels, and breakout sessions on the ideas behind a free society and the actions necessary to implement them. In addition, three free meals and drinks at our evening social are included with your FREE registration. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the student movement for liberty! Register today!
- Where: University of Pennsylvania
- Location: Claudia Cohen Hall - Lecture Hall G17 (Map: http://www.facilities.upenn.edu/map.php)
- Parking: Information can be found here - http://cms.business-services.upenn.edu/parking/#
- Host: Penn Libertarian Association
- When: November 10, 2012
- Conference: 9am – 8pm
- Social: 8pm – 10pm
- Cost: FREE of Charge
Morning Keynote – Greg Lukianoff, President of FIRE
Greg Lukianoff is the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and has been with FIRE since 2001, when he was hired to be the organization’s first director of legal and public advocacy. Greg is a member of the State Bar of California and the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. In 2008 he became the first ever recipient of the Playboy Foundation Freedom of Expression Award and in 2010 he received Ford Hall Forum’s Louis P. and Evelyn Smith First Amendment Award on behalf of FIRE.
Greg is a graduate of American University and of Stanford Law School, where he focused on First Amendment and constitutional law. Before joining FIRE, Greg practiced law in Northern California, interned at the ACLU of Northern California and the Organization for Aid to Refugees in Prague, Czech Republic, and was the development manager of the EnvironMentors Project in Washington, D.C. Greg, along with Harvey A. Silverglate and David French, is a co-author of FIRE’s Guide to Free Speech on Campus. Greg is also a proud member of the board of directors of Philadelphia’s Theatre Exile. Greg’s new book, Unlearning Liberty, is set for release this fall and is currently available for pre-order.
Evening Keynote – Professor Alan Charles Kors
Alan Charles Kors is a Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches the intellectual history of the 17th and 18th centuries. He has received both the Lindback Foundation Award and the Ira Abrams Memorial Award for distinguished college teaching. Dr. Kors graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1964, and he received his M.A. (1965) and Ph.D. (1968) from Harvard University, in European History.
Kors co-founded the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education with civil rights advocate Harvey A. Silverglate – and served from 2000 to 2006 as chairman of the board of directors. He writes pieces for both libertarian and conservative journals on political matters and is an occasional contributor to Reason. His essay “Can There Be An After Socialism?” was published by the journal “Social Philosophy & Policy”.
In 1992 President George H. W. Bush named him to the Council of the National Endowment of the Humanities. He was confirmed by the United States Senate and served on the committee for six years. In 2005, President George W. Bush awarded Kors the National Humanities Medal for his “scholarship, devotion to the Humanities, and…defense of academic freedom.”
Professor James W. Lark III
Prof. Lark was born and raised in Pulaski, Virginia. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. During the 2012-2013 academic year, he will serve as professor in both the Department of Systems and Information Engineering and the Department of Statistics at the University of Virginia. He will also serve as a director of the Financial Engineering Research Group at U.Va.
Prof. Lark has served as a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Public Choice at Va. Tech, the Dept. of Mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley, and the Dept. of Mathematics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He was an Earhart Foundation Visiting Fellow at the Center for Research in Government Policy and Business at the Graduate School of Management at the University of Rochester. From October, 1993 until May, 1998, he served as director of research for DRA Research in San Jose, California. He has also served as an adjunct professor in the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. From Fall 2003 until Spring 2009, Prof. Lark served as Assistant to the Athletics Director for Special Projects at the University of Virginia.
Professor Daniel D’Amico
Institute for Humane Studies Speaker Series
Daniel J. D’Amico completed his economics Ph.D. from George Mason University in 2008 with field examinations in Constitutional Political Economy and Austrian Economics. His doctoral dissertation, “The Imprisoner’s Dilemma: The Political Economy of Proportionate Punishment,” was awarded the Israel M. Kirzner Award for best dissertation in Austrian Economics by the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics.
Daniel’s research has been published in a variety of scholarly outlets including Public Choice, Advances in Austrian Economics, The Journal of Private Enterprise, and the Erasmus Journal of Philosophy and Economics. He sits on the editorial board of Studies in Emergent Order and is on the executive committee for the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. Daniel is an affiliated scholar with The Ludwig von Mises Institute, the Molinari Institute, the workshop in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at George Mason University, and the INWARD Study Center on Urban Creativity at Sapienza University in Rome. Lastly, Daniel is a regular panelist on Freedom Watch hosted by Judge Andrew Napolitano – a daily national television show aired on the Fox Business network.
Daniel is an Assistant Professor of Economics and has received University awards for teaching, research and service. His current research is focused upon applying various political economy perspectives including Austrian Economics, Public Choice and New Institutional Economics to understand the processes of social change surrounding punishment and incarceration through history and in the United States today.
Professor James Stacey Taylor
A transplant from Scotland to the United States James Stacey Taylor is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at The College of New Jersey. Branded a heretic by the London Times for his arguments in favor of legalizing markets in human organs in his book Stakes and Kidneys: Why markets in human organs are morally imperative (Ashgate, 2005) he is also the author of Practical Autonomy and Bioethics (Routledge, 2009), and Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics (Routledge, 2012). He is the editor of Personal Autonomy: New essays (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and Death: Metaphysics and Ethics (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). He is currently working on a book defending markets in everything, including votes and children.
Professor Jessica Flanigan
Institute for Humane Studies Speaker Series
She is interested in applied ethics, ethics and public policy, the history of political thought, feminist theory, normative ethics, and constitutional theory. She has a PhD from the Program in Political Philosophy at Princeton University. She also earned an MA in political science from Washington University in St. Louis, where she primarily studied judicial politics and formal theory. Her BA is from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with highest honors in Political Science and Philosophy. She is an assistant professor in the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at University of Richmond, where she teaches ethics.
More great speakers to be announced soon! Check back for updates.
Register for the 2012 Philadelphia Regional Conference HERE!