Calendar

Tuesday Jan 06

2015 Eastern Washington Solutions Summit

Location: 3 Rivers Convention Center, Kennewick, WA
Date: Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Start Time: 7:30 AM
End Time: 1:30 PM

Host: Washington Policy Center

Utilizing local and national thought leaders, each issue session will provide insight and solutions for our state's top policy challenges before the important 2015 Legislative Session. We hope the sessions will shape the public debate by engaging media and policy-makers; prompting civic action by informing keybusiness and community leaders, and civic minded citizens across the state.

Our Statewide Solutions Summit also includes a separate half-day conference in Bellevue on January 7th, 2015.

Wednesday Jan 07

13th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature

Location: Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol, Austin, TX
Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM

Host: Texas Public Policy Foundation

As Texas goes, so goes the nation, and this year will be no different. Join the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the new generation of Texas leaders for 35 panel discussions, keynote addresses, and debates featuring the challenges, opportunities, and the promise of Texas in a new era.

We expect a another sell-out crowd, so don't miss the Texas policy event of the year - register now for Policy Orientation 2015!

Wednesday Jan 07

2015 Bellevue Solutions Summit

Location: Hyatt Regency Bellevue, WA
Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Start Time: 7:30 AM
End Time: 1:30 PM

Host: Washington Policy Center

Utilizing local and national thought leaders, each issue session will provide insight and solutions for our state's top policy challenges before the important 2015 Legislative Session. We hope the sessions will shape the public debate by engaging media and policy-makers; prompting civic action by informing keybusiness and community leaders, and civic minded citizens across the state.

Our Statewide Solutions Summit also includes a separate half-day conference in Kennewick on January 6th, 2015.

Tuesday Jan 13

Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism

Location: Institute of Economic Affairs
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Start Time: 6:30 PM

Host: Institute of Economic Affairs

The IEA is delighted to host a talk by Benedikt Koehler on his new book "Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism".

There is a short summary available here.

The event will begin at 6:30pm. Benedikt will make some brief remarks about the book and answer any questions. Drinks will be served and it will be possible to purchase a discounted copy of the book at the event.

RSVP by email or call 020 7799 8900.

Saturday Jan 17

Calgary Studnet Seminar

Location: TBA, Calgary, AB
Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM

Host: Fraser Institute

Free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q & A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.

There will be complimentary return bus service from Edmonton to Calgary. If you wish to register for the bus please indicate that you will require bus transportation in the comments field of the registration form.

Register now at fraserinstitute.org!

Thursday Jan 22

Russ Roberts Book Panel: How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

Location: George Mason University, Fairfax Campus, Johnson Center Cinema
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM

Host: Mercatus Center

Adam Smith's insights into human nature are just as relevant today as they were 300 years ago. What does it take to be truly happy? Should we pursue fame and fortune or the respect of our friends and family? How can we make the world a better place? When Russ Roberts finally picked up Adam Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments, he realized he'd stumbled upon a book that provides insights into these questions and what-might be the greatest self-help book that almost no one has read.

Please join the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University for a panel discussion featuring Russ Roberts and his new book, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life: An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness (Portfolio, 2014). In this book, Roberts examines Smith's forgotten masterpiece and finds a treasure trove of timeless, practical wisdom.

Thursday Jan 29

Obama Administration Antitrust Policy: A Report Card

Location: Allison Auditorium, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM

Host: The Heritage Foundation

Join The Heritage Foundation for a daytime event grading the Obama administration's antitrust policy. Come listen to a superb collection of lawyers, FTC Commissioners, professors, and the Honorable Douglas Ginsburg speak about America's roots in competitive business, the reasons behind antitrust law, and the Obama administration's performance in this vital portion of public policy.

Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m, lunch provided.

Saturday Jan 31

Vancouver Student Seminar

Location: The Marriott Pinnacle, Vancouver, BC
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM

Host: Fraser Institute

Free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q & A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.

Wednesday Feb 04

Hatton W. Summers Distinguished Lecture Series: Mike Huckabee

Location: TBD
Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:30 PM

Host: National Center for Policy Analysis

Join us for a Hatton W. Sumners Distinguished Lecture Series luncheon featuring Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and former presidential candidate. Huckabee currently hosts a talk show on the Fox News Channel that bears his name, Huckabee.

Gov. Huckabee has authored several books, but his latest will be the topic of his speech. You'll have a rare opportunity to hear of his journey in writing God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy, an inspiring look at American values and resilience and today's culture. The luncheon will afford ample opportunity for questions from the audience.

More information to come at ncpa.org.

Saturday Feb 07

John Lock Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Location: Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Research Triangle Park, NC
Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM

Host: John Locke Foundation

Charles Krauthammer currently serves as a contributor for FOX News Channel (FNC), where he contributes political commentary and analysis across FNC's daytime and primetime programming.

Krauthammer makes frequent appearances on Special Report with Bret Baier, The O'Reilly Factor and FOX News Sunday. He is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated journalist and physician as well as a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and a weekly panelist on PBS' Inside Washington. Additionally, Krauthammer joined The Washington Post in 1984, where he continues to write a weekly political column. He began his journalism career at The New Republic.

Prior to his career in journalism, Krauthammer served as a speech writer to Vice President Walter Mondale in 1980 and as chief resident in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Saturday Feb 07

Saskatoon Studnet Seminar

Location: TBA, Saskatoon, SK
Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM

Host: Fraser Institute

Free one-day student seminar with presentations from leading policy experts, Q & A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.

There will be complimentary return bus service from Regina to Saskatoon. If you wish to register for the bus please indicate that you will require bus transportation in the comments field of the registration form.

Saturday Feb 14

Montreal Student Seminar

Location: Delta Montreal Hotel, Montreal, QC
Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 5:00 PM

Host: Fraser Institute


Free one-day student seminar with presentations in both English and French from leading policy experts, Q & A, and informal discussions. Lunch is included.

Register at fraserinstitute.org!

Wednesday Feb 25

50 Years since EG West's "Education and the State" - A Talk by James Tooley

Location: Institute of Economic Affairs, London, England
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Start Time: 6:30 PM

Host: Institute of Economic Affairs

2015 will mark 50 years since the publication of E. G. West's "Education and the State" (with foreword by Arthur Seldon). When it was published in 1965 it was immediately hailed as one of the century's most important works on education and it has been described as "the single most outstanding intellectual challenge to public education."

James Tooley (Professor of Education Policy and Director of the E.G. West Centre at Newcastle University) will discuss the book, it's impact since publication, and his own volume on West. Copies of the newly published paperback of his book will be available at the event.

Wednesday Feb 25

Polygraphs in the Criminal Process

Location: Federalist Society Florida Student Chapter, Gainesville
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Host: Federalist Society

Join polygraph examiner Brian Morris for a Federalist Society event concerning the use of polygraphs in the U.S. criminal process.

More on this event to come at fed-soc.org.

Tuesday Mar 10

2015 National Forum on K-12 Philanthropy

Location: The Ritz Carlton, New Orleans
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Host: Philanthropy Roundtable

Join us in New Orleans, Louisiana, on March 10-11 as we bring top donors and leading K-12 experts from around the nation together for two days of thought-provoking conversation. This conference, held 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, will focus on the greatest opportunities for philanthropists to achieve breakthroughs over the next 10 years. We'll visit schools that are disrupting the status quo in K-12 education and meeting with education entrepreneurs who are bringing breakthrough innovation and progress to the field. We'll also delve into the most promising developments in K-12 education, the practical and political barriers to progress that philanthropy can address, and how donor-led efforts can increase excellence in schools.

Thursday Mar 12

Reason Weekend 2015

Location: Biltmore Four Seasons Four Seasons Resort, Santa Barbara
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015

Host: Reason Foundation

Reason Weekend 2015 will be held March 12 – 15, 2015 at the The Biltmore Four Seasons Resort in Santa Barbara, California, and you will want to be there!

At Reason Weekend, you'll get the inside scoop on the future of liberty from Reason's nationally-recognized policy analysts and award-winning journalists. You'll also hear from some of the libertarian movement's most exciting guest speakers.

Reason Weekend is an annual event open to members of Reason's exclusive Torchbearer Society. To find out how your support of free minds and free markets can qualify you for membership, please visit www.reason.org/donate.

More information will be available in Fall 2014. Please direct questions to Jennifer Kambara at jennifer.kambara@reason.org or (310) 740-8576.

Thursday Mar 19

Mercatus Center Annual Retreat 2015: Advancing Liberty, Creating Change

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hosts: Mercatus Center / Institute for Humane Studies

Center supporters and friends are invited to join us for our 14th Annual Retreat in Scottsdale, AZ, co-hosted with the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS).

If you have questions about this event, please contact Caitlyn Van Orden at (703) 993-4925 or cvanorden@mercatus.gmu.edu.

Tuesday Mar 24

Edward Snowden: Patriot or Traitor

Location: Florida International Univeristy College of Law, Miami, FL
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM

Host: Federalist Society

Join Yale Law Professor Logan Beirne for a riveting discussion on Edward Snowden. Is he a patriot who uncovered mass invasion of privacy by the federal government, or a traitor who broke his oath of secrecy and jeopardized American security? Find out March 24th with the Federalist Society.

Find out more about this event at fed-soc.org.

Wednesday Apr 01

Are International Human Rights U.S. Law?

Location: Federalist Society Chicago Student Chapter
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Host: Federalist Society

Join David Moore for a Federalist Society discussion on international human rights and their relationship with U.S. law.

More on this event to come at fed-soc.org.

Wednesday Apr 01

Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools' Importance in Urban America

Location: TBA, Columbia, SC
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM

Host: Federalist Society

Join Professor Michael Heise at a Federalist Society event focused on Catholic Schools and their role in the urban education system.

More information on fed-soc.org.

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