Co-Sponsored Event with
Institute for the Study of Western Civilization
Mr. James Piereson - Senior Fellow and Director, Center for
the American University, Manhattan Institute
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 5:30-7:00 PM - Escondido Theater,
Lower Level, Student Union Building, Texas Tech University
United States has been shaped by three political revolutions:
the American Revolution, the Civil War, and the New Deal.
Each of these upheavals concluded with lasting institutional and
cultural transformations that set the stage for new phases of
political and economic development. Are we on the verge of
a new upheaval, a "fourth revolution" that will reshape U.S.
politics for decades to come? There are signs to suggest
that we are. Indeed, we may already be in the early stages
of this 21st century revolution that will bring the post-war era
to an end and inaugurate a new era in U.S. politics.
James Piereson is president of the William E. Simon Fuondation
and a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. For twenty
years, from 1985 to 2005, he was president of the John M. Olin
Foundation in New York City. He is the author of
Camelot and the Cultural Revolution (Encounter Books,
2007), a study of the effects of the Kennedy assassination on
the politics of the 1960s. He contributes to various
newspapers and magazines, including
The Wall Street Journal,
The New Criterion,
Debate on Government Funding of Scientific Research
Question: Should the Government Fund Basic Scientific Research?
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 5:30-7:00 PM - Location,
Participants and other Details TBD
Debate on Immigration Policy
Question: Should the United States Significantly Liberalize
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 5:30-7:00
PM - CR 101 - First Floor - Rawls College of Business, Texas
Co-Sponsored Event with The Institute for the Study of
Dr. Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics, George Mason
Herbert London, President Emeritus, Hudson Institute
Dr. Bryan Caplan is Professor of Economics at George Mason
University and blogger for
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
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.
The Free Market Institute is excited to host the following
scholars, public intellectuals and advocates working in the
classical liberal and free market economics tradition:
P. Napolitano - FOX News Senior Judicial Analyst
Edward J. Lopez - Professor of Economics and the BB&T
Distinguished Professor of Capitalism, College of Business,
Western Carolina University
Scott Beaulier - Executive Director,
Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy and
Adams-Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise, Sorrell College of
Business, Troy University
Matt Kibbe - President and CEO, FreedomWorks
More details will be shared about these events as they become