Join Students For Liberty at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA on Saturday, November 10 for the 3rd annual Students For Liberty Southern California Regional Conference. Once a hotbed of the nascent libertarian movement, southern California is once again growing into a powerhouse of student activism for liberty. The conference has grown every year since its founding and we are excited to see it grow even more this year!
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: Pepperdine University
- Location: The conference will take place in Seaver College at Pepperdine University. The conference is in the Hahn Fireside Room, which is located within the Tyler Campus Center of Seaver College. The address is 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA, 90263.
- Parking and Directions: Parking will be provided to guests of the conference. When you pull up to the Pepperdine guard gate on Seaver Drive, let them know that you are there for the Students For Liberty Conference. They will hand you a guest parking pass. Park on Seaver Drive, and walk left onto Seaver Main Lot. Take the stairs down into Adamson Plaza. Turn left in Adamson Plaza, and go down the ramp. Make a right at the end of the ramp into the double doors of Waves Cafeteria. Walk to the far side of the cafeteria towards La Brea Bakery. You will see the SFL registration table on your right. (You will also see signs and students pointing you towards the conference venue if you are lost). Click here to download the souther California 2012 Regional Conference Campus Map
- Host: Pepperdine University College Libertarians
- When: November 10, 2012 Click here to download the 2012 Southern California Conference Schedule
- Conference: 9am – 8pm
- Social: 8pm – 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 Guard magazine 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.
Professor Donna G. Matias
Institute for Humane Studies Speaker Series
Donna G. Matias is an adjunct professor and director of the Entrepreneurship Clinic at the University of San Diego School of Law. Professor Matias helped found the Entrepreneurship Clinic in Fall 2001. Prior to that, she was a lawyering Skills I instructor at the law school. Professor Matias is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School.
She began her legal career at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco before moving to Berg, Ziegler, Anderson & Parker. She left private practice altogether to become a public interest lawyer with the Institute for Justice in Washington, D.C., where she litigated constitutional cases against federal, state and local entities nationwide. While at IJ, Professor Matias appeared on television and in the op-ed pages of various news organizations, where she discussed issues relating to her cases. She also helped establish the IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School in 1998.
Institute for Humane Studies Speaker Series
Cortney Rodet is a part of the Economic Science Institute at Chapman University. He completed his undergraduate studies at Southern Utah University following a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. He then went on to study experimental and public choice economics at the Florida State University. He is a student of political accountability and the impact institutions and information have on the behavior of political actors. His research focuses on legislative structure and the incentives voters and incumbents face. Other areas of interest include the psychology of voting as well as the behavioral norms that arise to foster the mutual exchange of aid.
Philip D. Harvey is executive director of DKT International, a nonprofit international family planning organization, and president of Adam & Eve, a North Carolina-based mail order business that sells sexually oriented merchandise. He is the founder of the DKT Liberty Project and has worked for more than 20 years to support individual freedom, civil liberties, and free speech.
Mr. Harvey is the author of four books: The Government vs. Erotica, which Publishers Weekly and Booklist praised and the American Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Roundtable nominated as the best book on intellectual freedom the year it came out; Government Creep, which, as one reviewer noted, “proves that government has invaded virtually every nook and cranny of our lives; Let Every Child Be Wanted, which drew praise from former President Jimmy Carter and went back to press soon after publication; and the just released novel SHOW TIME. He lives with his wife, Harriet Lesser, in Cabin John, Maryland, outside Washington, DC.
He is the author of Anarchy and Legal Order (Cambridge 2013), Economic Justice and Natural Law (Cambridge 2009), The Conscience of an Anarchist (Cobden 2011), and The Analogy of Love (Imprint Academic 2007), as well as the co-editor (with Charles W. Johnson) of Markets Not Capitalism: Individualist Anarchism against Bosses, Inequality, Corporate Power, and Structural Poverty (Minor Compositions-Autonomedia 2011) and (with Roderick T. Long and Ross Kenyon) Libertarian Theories of Class (forthcoming).
A keynote presenter at the 2012 Students for Liberty Philosophical Seminar, he was an invited speaker at the first Libertopia and Agora I/O events and at Individual Sovereign University’s founding conference. He is a member of the Alliance of the Libertarian Left who serves on the advisory board of the Journal of Philosophical Economics, the editorial board of Libertarian Papers, the operating board of the Center for a Stateless Society, the advisory board of the Moorfield Storey Institute, and the board of directors of the North American Religious Liberty Association— West. He has discussed political and philosophical issues as a guest on Reason TV and The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur.
After receiving a BA in history and political science from La Sierra (1987, magna cum laude), he explored ethics, theology, Christian origins, the philosophy of religion, and political philosophy at the University of Cambridge, earning a PhD (1991) with a dissertation on the idea of friendship. He graduated with a JD (2001,Order of the Coif) from UCLA, where he studied legal philosophy and US and comparative constitutional law and earned the Judge Jerry Pacht Memorial Award in Constitutional Law.
A proud southern California native who wishes he had attended UC Sunnydale, he shares a slowly improving 1920 home in Riverside with his partner, Elenor Webb, and their two cats, The Kitty Madrid and Lysander Spooner the Kitty. He blogs at <http://liberalaw. blogspot.
Robert Anthony Peters
Robert Anthony Peters is an actor, producer and director. In 2001, he completed his BS at the University of Arizona in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, was a Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow in DC, and trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in NYC. A few of his films available to the public are The Pursuit of Happyness, Revolution Summer, The Village Barbershop, and Wasted. Recently, he starred in the webseries pilot, DADS, a radio spot for US Cellular, and two web commercials for HP. He is president of Laissez Faire Media and the Culture of Liberty Institute and a begrudging member of SAG-AFTRA.
Professor Tom W. Bell
Professor Bell joined the faculty of Chapman University School of Law in 1998. He specializes in high-tech legal issues and has written a variety of papers on Intellectual Property and Internet Law. Professor Bell received his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 1993, where he served both as a member of the University of Chicago Law Review and as Articles Editor and cofounder of the University of Chicago Legal Roundtable.
Prior to joining the Chapman faculty, Professor Bell served as Director of Telecommunications and Technology Studies at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. In addition to writing a steady stream of scholarly works, Professor Bell has appeared on or been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Los Angeles Times, and many other news sources. He teaches Intellectual Property, Internet Law, Advanced Seminar on Copyright Law, Entertainment Law, International Entertainment Law, Tort Law, Contract Law, and Agency and Partnership.
Judd Weiss received the Remax Hall of Fame Award after ranking among the top 10 Agents in the state of California, and among the top 20 Agents in the world at Remax Commercial for multiple years during his mid-20s. He soon began his own independent Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, where he began training a growing team of Sales Agents focused on high-value, high-pressure negotiations. A serial entrepreneur, Judd has launched multiple successful ventures, and teaches others the importance of character in developing lasting strong business success.
Judd has become noteworthy in Libertarian circles for hosting frequent high quality cocktail party events featuring sophisticated attractive crowds with high profile Libertarian speakers and organizations, including Gary Johnson, Peter Schiff, Yaron Brook, Adam Kokesh, Reason Foundation, Marijuanan Policy Project, among others. Lately Judd has raised his profile as a writer and frequent conference speaker. As an established salesman, Judd focuses his message on connecting with people, and has successfully brought political ideas of liberty to many who would otherwise be opposed or apathetic.
Register for the 2012 Southern California Regional Conference HERE