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.

Schedule

Date & Time Speaker Title
09 Oct 2020
2:00pm
Zoom
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Hoover Institution
I Will Pay Your Student Debt, If You Give Me Your Freedom
12 Nov 2020
10:30am
Zoom
Bruce Caldwell
Duke University
F.A Hayek Life and Ideas
10 Dec 2020
10:30am
Zoom
Glenn Loury
Brown University
Why Does Racial Inequality Persist?
17 Dec 2020
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
14 Jan 2021
10:30am
Zoom
Bjorn Lomborg
Copenhagen Consensus Center

Inequality, Climate Change and the Cost of Climate Policy

Related Reading:

22 Jan 2021
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
28 Jan 2021
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
04 Feb 2021
10:30am
Zoom
Josiah Ober
Stanford University
11 Feb 2021
10:30am
Zoom
Ian Morris
Stanford University
How Democracies Die: A Very Long-Term View
11 Mar 2021
10:30am
Zoom
Stephen Kotkin
Princeton University
Modern Authoritarianism: What Is It, What Can We Do About It?
19 Mar 2021
10:30am
Zoom
Steven Pinker
Harvard University
An (Unnecessary) Defense of Reason and a (Necessary) Defense of Universities’ Role in Advancing It
25 Mar 2021
10:30am
Zoom
Daniel Jacobson
University of Colorado Boulder
08 Apr 2021
1:00pm
Zoom
John Staddon
Duke University
Fact vs. Passion: Science in an Age of Unreason
22 Apr 2021
10:30am
Zoom
William Nordhaus
Yale University
The Ethics of the Invisible Hand
29 Apr 2021
10:30am
Zoom
Leonidas Montes
CEP
The Morality of Markets: Self-interest and Sympathy
06 May 2021
10:30am
Zoom
Eric Kaufmann
University of London
Academic Freedom in Crisis: Punishment, Political Discrimination, and Self-Censorship
27 May 2021
10:30am
Zoom
Peter Arcidiacono
Duke University
Studying Race and Higher Education in a Woke Climate
04 June 2021
10:30am
Zoom
Niall Ferguson
Hoover Institution
Classical Liberalism, Public Health and the Public Sphere
10 June 2021
10:30am
Zoom
Michael Levitt
Stanford University
Lessons from 500 Days Studying Covid-19
17 June 2021
10:30am
Zoom
Heather Mac Donald
Manhattan Institute
The Diversity Delusion
15 July 2021
10:30 am
Zoom
Geoffrey R. Stone
University of Chicago
Democracy and Equality: The Enduring Constitutional Vision of the Warren Court
5 Aug 2021
10:30 am
Zoom
Amy Wax
University of Pennsylvania
Can the Family Survive Liberalism?
19 Aug 2021
10:30 am
Zoom
Daniel Klein
George Mason University
Liberalism Emerges
30 Sep 2021
10:30 am
Zoom
Alison McQueen
Stanford University 
T. Hobbes Arguments on Religion
14 Oct 2021
10:30 am
Zoom

Debra Satz
Stanford University

 
28 Oct 2021
10:30 am
Zoom
Jennifer Pan
Stanford University
 
4 Nov 2021
10:30 am
Zoom
Barry Weingast
Stanford University
Liberty in Economics and Politics: The Clash between Classical and Neoclassical Views
11 Nov 2021
10:30 am
Zoom
Steven Koonin
New York University
Unsettling Climate Science
18 Nov 2021
10:30 am
Zoom
Virginia Postrel
 
 

Seminar Organizers

Professor of Finance (by courtesy) and Professor of Economics (by courtesy)
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor, School of Humanities and Sciences
Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Associate Professor of Accounting
Robert and Marilyn Jaedicke Faculty Scholar for 2020–2021
The James C. Van Horne Professor of Finance