One component of the Free Market Institute's mission comprises concerted and deliberate outreach to public, student and scholarly communities outside of Texas Tech University. To that end, the Institute Director, affiliated scholars and faculty and staff engage the Lubbock and other west Texas communities and other communities in the United States and throughout the world through participation in conferences, seminars and other events, some of which will be free and open to the public. This page will provide an up-to-date listing of such outreach efforts as well as links to other useful information.
Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy
Free Market Institute Director,
Benjamin Powell, visited campuses, student groups and community
groups across the country to
promote his book,
Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy.
Cambridge University Press released the book in March as a
volume in the Cambridge Studies in Economics, Cognition and
Society series. Please see below for a listing of the
campuses that hosted Dr. Powell. Where available, links to
video of the presentation, press releases or other reports on
the visit are provided.
|Troy University - September 5, 2013||SFL Dallas Regional Conference - October 19, 2013||Kennesaw State University - February 4, 2014|
|Wake Forest University - February 5, 2014||Western Carolina University - February 6, 2014||George Mason University - March 4, 2014|
|Towson University - March 5, 2014||Lubbock Liberty Workshop - March 29, 2014||Michigan State University - March 31, 2014|
|Kenyon College - April 1, 2014||Ohio State University - April 2, 2014||Wheeling Jesuit University - April 2, 2014|
|Grove City College - April 3, 2014||Duquesne University - April 3, 2014||Baylor University - April 28, 2014|
The Rise and Decline of Economic Freedom and the Establishment of the FMI
In addition to efforts to engage
students and professional academics through its teaching and
research initiatives, the Free Market Institute also seeks to
engage the broader Lubbock community. Since the official
launch of the Institute in March 2013, Director Benjamin Powell
has addressed several civic associations in the broader Lubbock
area, speaking about the mission, vision and motivations for
establishing the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University.
Please see below for a listing of the groups that the Institute
has engaged with these presentations. For video of remarks
from the launch of the Institute, please see:
Introducing the Free Market Institute.
|Lubbock Liberty Workshop - April 27, 2013||Lubbock Economics Council - May 2, 2013||Southwest Rotary Club - August 19, 2013|
|Lubbock Rotary Club - September 11, 2013||Lubbock Executive Association - October 16, 2013||Lubbock CEO Roundtable - January 18, 2014|
|York College of Pennsylvania (Charles Long) - March 18, 2014|
Public Lectures, Conferences and Student Seminars Off Campus and Abroad
12th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature and Visionaries Meeting - January 9, 2014 - Texas Public Policy Foundation - Economic Development: On the Backs of the Taxpayer or by their Bootstraps?
Keynote Speech - October 25-26, 2013 - Unintended Consequences: The Impact of Migration Law & Policy - Australian National University
The Economics of Immigration - October 2, 2013 - Kansas State University
Faculty Member - The Challenge of Liberty - July 15-19/July 22-26, 2013 - Independent Institute
No More Caesars: How Liberty and Free Markets Can End the Economic Crisis - FreedomFest 2013: Are We Rome? - July 10-13, 2013
Faculty Member - Who Will Build the Roads? And Other Questions About Free Societies - June 14-17, 2013 - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Immigration Reform with a Path to Citizenship - June 10, 2013
To Save or Not to Save: Will Austerity Programs Alone Save Europe? - May 18-June 1, 2013 - The 2013 Free Market Road Show - The Austrian Economics Center
If you are interested in hosting a faculty or staff member of the Free Market Institute for a guest lecture or participation in your organization's event, please email Free.Market@ttu.edu or call 806.742.7138.