Past Public Lectures

Hayek Lecture Series: "Exploitation and the Psychology of Moral Judgment," Matt Zwolinski, University of San Diego

Hayek Lecture Series: "Exploitation and the Psychology of Moral Judgment," Matt Zwolinski, University of San Diego
Public Lecture
Monday, February 22, 2016
6:00pm
Location: Social Sciences 139

Hayek Lecture Series: "The End of Socialism," James R. Otteson, Wake Forest University

Hayek Lecture Series: "The End of Socialism," James R. Otteson, Wake Forest University
Public Lecture
Thursday, November 12, 2015
3:00pm
Location: Westbrook Building room 0012

James Otteson is the executive director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism, the Thomas W. Smith Presidential Chair in Business Ethics, and Teaching Professor of Political Economy, at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is  also a Senior Scholar at the Fund for American Studies in Washington, DC, a Research Professor in the Freedom Center and Department of Philosophy at the University of Arizona, and a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute in California. He has taught previously at Yeshiva University, New York University,...

Hayek Lecture Series: "Moral Learning in the Open Society: The Theory and Practice of Natural Liberty," Jerry Gaus, University of Arizona

Hayek Lecture Series: "Moral Learning in the Open Society: The Theory and Practice of Natural Liberty," Jerry Gaus, University of Arizona
Public Lecture
Monday, October 19, 2015
3:00pm
Location: Westbrook Building room 0014

Gerald Gaus is the James E. Rogers Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona, where he directs the program in Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law. He is the author of a number of books, including The Order of Public Reason (2011), Justificatory Liberalism (1996) and Value and Justification (1990). His most recent book is The Tyranny of the Ideal, published by Princeton University Press.

This public lecture is sponsored by the Center for the History of Political Economy, the program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and the program in American...

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Hayek Lecture Series: "Taming Leviathan," Pete Boettke, George Mason University

Hayek Lecture Series: "Taming Leviathan," Pete Boettke, George Mason University
Public Lecture
Monday, March 30, 2015
4:30pm
Location: Westbrook 0014

Hayek Lecture Series:  "Taming Leviathan"

Pete Boettke, George Mason University

Hayek Lecture Series: "The Real Invisible Hand: Hayek, Smith, and Emergent Order," Russ Roberts, Hoover Institution

Hayek Lecture Series: "The Real Invisible Hand: Hayek, Smith, and Emergent Order," Russ Roberts, Hoover Institution
Public Lecture
Monday, March 2, 2015
4:30pm
Location: Westbrook 0014

Russ Roberts, Standford University's Hoover Institution

 "The Real Invisible Hand:  Hayek, Smith, and Emergent Order"

Russ Roberts is the John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.  He is the host of the award-winning podcast, EcoTalk, and the co-creator of the Keynes-Hayek rap videos.  His latest book is "How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life:  An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness."

This public lecture is sponsored by the Center for the History of Political Economy, the program in Philosophy, Politics...

Hayek Lecture Series: "Can a Hayekian do without Central Planning?" Richard Epstein, New York University

Hayek Lecture Series: "Can a Hayekian do without Central Planning?" Richard Epstein, New York University
Public Lecture
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
5:00pm
Location: Social Sciences 139

 "Can a Hayekian do without Central Planning?"

Richard A. Epstein is the Laurence A Tisch Professor of Law, NYU Law School, The Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution, and the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law (Emeritus) and Senior Lecturer at the University of Chicago.  He writes and teaches in many areas and is the author, most recently, of The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government (2014).

This public lecture is sponsored by the Center for the History of Political Economy,...

Johnson Lecture Series: “Environmental Economics and Christian Ethics," H. Spencer Banzhaf, Georgia State University

Johnson Lecture Series: “Environmental Economics and Christian Ethics," H. Spencer Banzhaf, Georgia State University
Public Lecture
Thursday, October 2, 2014
5:00pm
Location: Field Auditorium, Environmental Hall

5:00pm-6:00pm, Field Auditorium in Environmental Hall

The Johnson lecture is hosted by the Department of Economics, along with the Center for the History of Political Economy, the Nicholas School of the Environment, and the Center for Christianity and Scholarship, and it is free and open to the public.

Hayek Lecture Series: "Inequality," James Piereson, President, William E. Simon Foundation

Hayek Lecture Series: "Inequality," James Piereson, President, William E. Simon Foundation
Public Lecture
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
6:00pm
Location: Westbrook Room 0014W

James Piereson is president of the William E. Simon Foundation. He is a frequent contributor to various journals and newspapers and is the author of "Camelot and the Cultural Revolution:  How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism."  He lives in New York City.

Lecture will be held in the Westbrook Room 0014 on Duke University's West Campus.  Parking available in Parking Garage IV off Science Dr. near Bryan Center

 

 

Hayek Lecture Series: "Corruption," David Schmidtz, University of Arizona

Hayek Lecture Series: "Corruption," David Schmidtz, University of Arizona
Public Lecture
Thursday, April 10, 2014
11:45am
Location: Biological Sciences Building Room 111

Hayek Lecture Series:  "Corruption," David Schmidtz, University of Arizona

Biological Sciences Building Room 111

11:45am -12:45pm

Hayek Lecture Series: "The Empathy Problem," David C. Rose, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Hayek Lecture Series: "The Empathy Problem," David C. Rose, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Public Lecture
Monday, March 3, 2014
4:00pm
Location: Social Sciences 113

"The Empathy Problem"

Abstract

Our capacity for empathy goes to the very heart of what it means to be human. Empathy compels us to refrain from harming others and it makes altruism more efficient. In the small group milieu within which most of our evolution took place, empathy also provides a strong foundation for our being able to trust one another. But important as it is, empathy is still not enough to provide an adequate moral foundation for a high trust society capable of supporting genuine human flourishing. Human flourishing requires large group...

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