How weâ€™re fighting socialism in Minnesota
Weâ€™re getting even closer to the amazing Students For Liberty Regional Conference (RC) season and the anticipation is killing us! First up this is fall the North Central Regional Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 7th! Held at the University of Minnesota â€“ Twin Cities, weâ€™ll be talking about the best ways to oppose creeping socialism in our society: through politics and academia and into the common perception.
The North Central Regional leadership Team have an incredible speaker line-up planned!
Confirmed speakers include:
Jeffrey Tucker: Jeffrey Tucker is Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education. He is also Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, Distinguished Honorary Member of Mises Brazil, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, member of the editorial board of the Molinari Review, an advisor to the blockchain application builder Factom, and author of five books. He has written 150 introductions to books and many thousands of articles appearing in the scholarly and popular press.
Dr. Tom G. Palmer: Dr. Tom G. Palmer is the executive vice president for international programs at Atlas Network and is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. On Nov. 10, 2016, Dr. Tom G. Palmer was named the George M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty at Atlas Network. He is also a senior fellow at Cato Institute and director of Cato University. Before joining Cato, he was an H. B. Earhart Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford University, and a vice president of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. He frequently lectures in North America, Europe, Eurasia, Africa, Latin America, India, China and throughout Asia, as well as the Middle East on political science, public choice, civil society, and the moral, legal, and historical foundations of individual rights. He has published reviews and articles on politics and morality in scholarly journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Ethics, Critical Review, and Constitutional Political Economy, as well as in publications such as Slate, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Die Welt, Caixing, Al Hayat, the Washington Post, and The Spectator of London. He is the author of Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice (expanded edition 2014), and the editor of The Morality of Capitalism(2011), After the Welfare State (2012), Why Liberty (2013), Peace, Love Liberty (2014), and Self-Control or State Control? You Decide (2016). Palmer received his B.A. in liberal arts from St. Johns College in Annapolis, Maryland, his M.A. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and his doctorate in politics from Oxford University.
Youâ€™re definitely not going to want to miss out on a chance to see great speakers all in one place, but donâ€™t just take my word on it! Nathan Amundson is the North Central Regional Director for SFL, and heâ€™s spent the last few months working hard with this region to put together such a strong conference. Nathan knows his region is going to set the bar high for the RCs to follow!
â€œFrom FEEâ€™s Jeffrey Tucker and Atlasâ€™s Tom Palmer to Venezuelan SFLer Jorge Jraissati and Startup Societyâ€™s Joe McKinney, the North Central RC brings you a wide variety of perspectives on why we should oppose socialism and empower the individual to resist the stateâ€™s heavy hand. Engaging speakers in beautiful Minneapolis followed up by a social at a bar that serves burritos. What more could you ask for?!â€ â€“ Nathan Amundson, North Central RD
Another incredible thing that happens year after year at SFL Conferences is that lives are changed. Trace Mitchell recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University and has since started law school in northern Virginia! Here he is speaking on how life-changing his first SFL Regional Conference was!
â€œMy sophomore year of college was when I first got involved with SFL. I was told there was a Regional Conference coming up and decided to go. At the time I was still a fairly strong neo-conservative with very little interest in liberty. One of the speakers at the conference was Catherine Sevcenko, an attorney for FIRE. After her presentation I went up and we talked about the different legal opportunities within the liberty movement. That conversation sparked an interest which lead me to becoming a Campus Coordinator and eventually deciding to attend the George Mason School of Law with the intent of working within the liberty movement. On my first day of class we had a guest speaker, it was Ms. Sevcenko. My first SFL regional conference changed my life and I can honestly say I would not be where I am today had it not been for that event.â€ Â -Trace Mitchell, Campus Coordinator at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
You definitely do not want to miss this fantastic line up of speakers and the chance to network with like minded-liberty activists!