Posts Tagged ‘Spring 2009 guest speakers’

Hurricane Katrina and the Marketplace

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

The Mercatus Institute, “a university-based research center [that] works to advance knowledge about how markets work to improve our lives,” has a web page devoted to research on Hurricane Katrina. Questions explored by the Mercatus researchers include: How did New Orleans communities that have recovered since Katrina do so? What effect did social entrepreneurship have on their recovery? What kinds of government policies could facilitate a quicker recovery from future disasters? Among the experts featured are two CEE Guest Speakers, Emily Chamlee-Wright and Steven Horwitz.

Watch our video interview with Dr. Chamlee-Wright in which she talks about her research on some of the above issues.

Also, watch our interview with Dr. Horwitz on the role of Wal-Mart in New Orleans’ recovery.

Finally, explore Mercatus’ fascinating website here.

Interview with David Mayer on constitutional interpretation

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Below is a two-part interview of CEE’s executive director Dr. Stephen Hicks with Spring 2009 CEE guest speaker Dr. David Mayer about his forthcoming book, entitled “Freedom’s Constitution,” which focuses on his libertarian interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.

Part I

Part II

Interview with David Mayer on Thomas Jefferson

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Below is a two-part interview of CEE’s executive director Dr. Stephen Hicks with Spring 2009 CEE guest speaker Dr. David Mayer discussing his lecture, “Thomas Jefferson and the Holy Cause of Freedom,” about Jefferson’s writings on the nature and importance of liberty.

Part I

Part II

Interview with C. Bradley Thompson about Leo Strauss and the Neoconservatives

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Below is a two-part interview of CEE’s executive director Dr. Stephen Hicks with Spring 2009 CEE guest speaker Dr. C. Bradley Thompson about his forthcoming book, to be titled “Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea.” The book will focus on the early 20th-century political philosopher Leo Strauss’s influence on the founders of Neoconservativism.

Part I

Part II

Interview with C. Bradley Thompson about John Adams

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Below is a two-part interview of Dr. Stephen Hicks, CEE’s Executive Director, with Spring 2009 CEE guest speaker Dr. C. Bradley Thompson about his lecture on John Adams’ moral character and his importance to the American Revolution.

Part I

Part II

Video Interview with Dr. Steven Horwitz

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Below is a brief video interview of CEE’s executive director Dr. Stephen Hicks with our Spring 2009 guest speaker Dr. Steven Horwitz about Wal-Mart’s response to Hurricane Katrina.

Spring 2009 guest speakers

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

The Center is proud to announce its guest speakers for Spring 2009:

Steven HorwitzSteven Horwitz, February 18, 2 PM, SCAR 4

Steven Horwitz is Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University in New York. He is the author of Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective (Routledge, 2000) and Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order (Westview, 1992). He has written extensively on Hayekian political economy, monetary theory and history, and the economics of gender and the family. Dr. Horwitz will give a talk entitled “Wal-Mart to the Rescue: Private Enterprise’s Response to Hurricane Katrina,” in conjunction with Dr. Hicks’s Business and Economic Ethics class.

C. Bradley ThompsonC. Bradley Thompson, March 18, 2 PM, SCAR 20

C. Bradley Thompson is Research Professor at Clemson University in South Carolina. Professor Thompson is the author of the prize-winning book John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty (University Press of Kansas, 1998). He has lectured around the country on education reform and the American Revolution, and his op-ed essays have appeared in scores of newspapers around the country and abroad. Dr. Thompson will give a talk on the political thought of John Adams in Dr. Jules Gleicher’s Political Philosophy of the American Revolutionary Era class.

David MayerDavid Mayer, March 25, 2 PM SCAR 20

David Mayer is Professor of Law and History at Capital University in Ohio, where he teaches courses in American constitutional history, English and American legal history, and intellectual property, as well as a seminar in Libertarianism and the Law. He has written The Constitutional Thought of Thomas Jefferson (University Press of Virginia, 1994) and several articles in law reviews, history and political science journals. Dr. Mayer will give a talk entitled “Thomas Jefferson and the `Holy Cause of Freedom’” in Dr. Gleicher’s Political Philosophy of the American Revolutionary Era class.

The flyer for this announcement is available here (PDF). Please contact us at if you have any questions or would like more information.