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Spring 2014

Debate on Immigration Policy

Question: Should the United States Significantly Liberalize Immigration Policy?

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 5:30-7:00 PM - CR 101 (Rawls College of Business)

Co-Sponsored Event with The Institute for the Study of Western Civilization

Moderated by Dr. Benjamin Powell, Director, Free Market Institute, Texas Tech University

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Dr. Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Dr. Herbert London, President Emeritus, Hudson Institute

Dr. Bryan Caplan is Professor of Economics at George Mason University and blogger for EconLog.  Dr. Caplan is the author of The Myth of the Rational Voter, which was named "the best political book of the year" by the New York Times.  He is also the author of Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids and the forthcoming volume The Case Against Education.  Dr. Caplan's research has been published in American Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Law and Economics, and Intelligence.  His popular articles have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal and he has appeared 20/20 and C-Span.

Dr. Herbert London is President Emeritus of Hudson Institute.  He served as the Institute's President from 1997 to 2011.  Dr. London is also professor emeritus and the former John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University.  He was responsible for creating the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 1972 and serves as the dean of the school until 1992.  The Gallatin School was organized to promote the study of "great books" and classic texts.

Fall 2014

Picture of Matt KibbeMatt Kibbe - President and CEO, FreedomWorks

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Matt Kibbe is the President and CEO of FreedomWorks.  He has been with the organization for over 15 years.  An economist by training, Kibbe is a well-respected national public policy expert, bestselling author and political commentator.  He also served as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economic Center in Vienna, Austria.

Before joining FreedomWorks, Kibbe's career spanned the worlds of academia, buisness, and lawmaking.  He served as Chief of Staff and House Budget Committee Associate for U.S. Representative Dan Miller (R-FL); Director of Federal Budget Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Managing Editor of Market Process, an academic economics journal published by the Center for the Study of Market Processes at George Mason University.

Picture of Andrew NapolitanoJudge Andrew P. Napolitano - Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Judge Andrew P. Napolitano lectures nationally on the U.S. Constitution, the rule of law, civil liberties in wartime, and human freedom.  As FOX News' Senior Judicial Analyst since 1998, he broadcasts nationwide on the Fox News Channel and is nationally known for watching and reporting on the government as it takes liberty and property.  Judge Napolitano has been published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and numerous other publications.  His weekly newspaper column is seen by millions every week.

Judge Napolitano is the youngest life-tenured Superior Court judge in the history of the State of New Jersey.  He sat on the bench from 1987 to 1995, when he presided over more than 150 jury trials and thousands of motions, sentencings, and hearings.  Judge Napolitano taught constitutional law and jurisprudence at Delaware Law School for two years and at Seton Hall Law School for 11 years.  He returned to private practice in 1995, and began television work in the same year.  The Judge is the author of seven books on the U.S. Constitution, two of which have been New York Times best sellers.  His most recent book is Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom.

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Dr. Scott Beaulier - Executive Director, Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy and Adams-Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise, Sorrell College of Business, Troy University

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dr. Scott Beaulier is the Adams-Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise and Executive Director of the Manual H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University.  Scott serves also serves as the Division Chair of Economics and Finance in the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University.  He writes a weekly column for The Birmingham News.  Prior to his current positions at Troy University, Scott taught at Beloit College and Mercer College and was a Fellow for the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute.

More details will be shared about these events as they become available.


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