Outreach

Free Market Institute (FMI) faculty and staff engage in outreach efforts to inform students, academic and public policy professionals, and the general public about FMI research and teaching programs and initiatives. Faculty and staff deliver public lectures and participate in conferences, seminars, and other events across the nation and the world. This page provides a listing of noteworthy outreach efforts.

 

Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy


Cover of Dr. Powell's book's Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy

FMI Director, Benjamin Powell, visits campuses, student groups and community groups across the country to promote his book Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2014), which is part of the Cambridge Studies in Economics, Cognition and Society Book Series.

Please see below for a listing of the campuses and organizations that have hosted Prof. Powell. Where available, links to video of the presentation, press releases or other reports on the visit are provided.


  • Metropolitan State University of Denver (Debate) — February 12, 2015
  • Junto — February 5, 2015
  • Saint John's University — February 4, 2015
  • Loyola University New Orleans — January 22, 2015
  • Southern Methodist University (Debate) — November 4, 2014
  • Stonehill College — September 30, 2014
  • Bridgewater State University — September 30, 2014
  • University of New England — September 29, 2014
  • American Institute for Economic Research — July 30, 2014
  • Institute for Economic Affairs — June 5, 2014
  • Kings College London — June 4, 2014
  • Adam Smith Institute — June 3, 2014
  • Southwest Rotary Club — May 5, 2014
  • Baylor University — April 28, 2014
  • Duquesne University — April 3, 2014
  • Grove City College — April 3, 2014
  • Wheeling Jesuit University — April 2, 2014
  • Ohio State University — April 2, 2014
  • Kenyon College — April 1, 2014
  • Michigan State University — March 31, 2014
  • Lubbock Liberty Workshop — March 29, 2014
  • Towson University — March 5, 2014
  • George Mason University — March 4, 2014
  • Western Carolina University — February 6, 2014
  • Wake Forest University — February 5, 2014
  • Kennesaw State University — February 4, 2014
  • SFL Dallas Regional Conference — October 19, 2013
  • Troy University — September 5, 2013

The Rise and Decline of Economic Freedom and the Establishment of the Free Market Institute


Following the official establishment of the Free Market Institute (FMI) in March 2013, FMI Director, Benjamin Powell, addressed several civic associations in the broader Lubbock area, speaking about the mission, vision and motivations for establishing the FMI at Texas Tech University.

Please see below for a listing of the groups that have hosted FMI staff for this presentation. For video of remarks from the launch of the Institute, please see: Introducing the Free Market Institute.

  • York College of Pennsylvania (Charles Long)—March 18, 2014
  • Lubbock CEO Roundtable—January 18, 2014
  • Lubbock Executive Association—October 16, 2013
  • Lubbock Rotary Club—September 11, 2013
  • Southwest Rotary Club—August 19, 2013
  • Lubbock Economics Council—May 2, 2013
  • Lubbock Liberty Workshop—April 27, 2013

Public Lectures, Conferences and Student Seminars

Adam Martin

  • Hayek on Liberty — February 21, 2015 — Exploring Liberty Discussion Colloquium — Mississippi State University — Starkville, MS

  • Myths of Economic Development and Foreign Aid — February 14, 2015 — Institute for Humane Studies Breakout Session — International Students for Liberty Conference — Washington, D.C.

  • Public Choice Economics — November 1, 2014 — Institute for Humane Studies Sponsored Lecture — Students for Liberty Regional Conference — Austin, TX

Benjamin Powell

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.

 

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