Classical Liberalism Seminars

The Classical Liberalism seminar series is open to faculty of different backgrounds and perspectives, spanning the arts, sciences, and humanities who are willing to debate ideas and policy issues with rigor, even when doing so may challenge orthodoxy.

Classical liberalism seminars are held bi-weekly on Thursday, unless otherwise indicated.

Date & Time Speaker Title
Oct 9
2:00pm
Zoom
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Hoover Institution
will pay your student debt, if you give me your freedom.
Nov 12
10:30am
Zoom
Bruce Caldwell
Duke University
F.A Hayek Life and Ideas
Dec 10
10:30am
Zoom
Glenn Loury
Brown University
Why does racial inequality persist?
Dec 17
10:30am
Zoom
Jonathan Haidt
New York University Stern School of Business
Why it is so hard to find the truth, and why viewpoint diversity is essential for the search
Jan 14
10:30am
Zoom
Bjorn Lomborg
Copenhagen Consensus Center

Inequality, Climate Change and the Cost of Climate Policy 

Climate Policy Without Wasting Trillions

Jan 22
10:30am
Zoom
Harvey Silverglate
Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP
 
Free speech in academia in the USA – its current status and its prospects for the future
Jan 28
10:30am
Zoom
Deirdre McCloskey
University of Illinois at Chicago
Why Liberalism Works:How True Liberal Values Produce a Freer, More Equal, Prosperous World for All
Feb 4
10:30am
Zoom
Josiah Ober
Stanford University
Democracy Before Liberalism
Feb 11
10:30am
Zoom
Ian Morris
Stanford University
How Democracies Die: A Very Long-Term View
Mar 11
10:30am
Zoom
Stephen Kotkin
Princeton University
Modern Authoritarianism: What is it, What can we do about it?
Mar 19
10:30am
Zoom
Steven Pinker
Harvard University
An (Unnecessary) Defense of Reason and a (Necessary) Defense of Universities’ Role in Advancing It
Mar 25
10:30am
Zoom
Daniel Jacobson
University of Colorado Boulder
Mill Does Not Have A Harm Principle (and Why it Matters for Liberalism)