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  • Victor V. Claar

    Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution

    Time/Date: 4:00 pm, (09/26/17) Location: Ming Hsieh G21

    Dr. Victor V. Claar is associate professor of economics at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, where he holds the BB&T Distinguished Professorship in Free Enterprise.

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  • Richard E. Ocejo

    Servers of Craft: Making and Teaching Taste among ‘Cool’ Blue-Collar Workers

    September 21, 2017

    Richard E. Ocejois associate professor of sociology at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).

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  • Dick Carpenter

    Cops, Inc.: How Civil Asset Forfeiture Threatens Property Rights by Encouraging Policing for ProfitDirector of Strategic Research for the Institute for Justice

    April 5, 2017

    Dr. Dick Carpenter serves as a director of strategic research for the Institute for Justice. He works with IJ staff and attorneys to define, implement and manage social science research related to the Institute’s mission.

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  • Sam Harris

    Freedom of Speech and the Rise of "Soft Censorship" on Campus

    March 22, 2017

    Samantha Harris graduated from Princeton University with a degree in politics in 1999 and went on to earn her J.D. in 2002 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served on the editorial board of the Journal of Constitutional Law.

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  • Todd Zywicki

    The Financial Crisis and Rule of Law

    March 15, 2017

    Todd J. Zywicki is George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, Executive Director of the Law & Economics Center, Senior Scholar of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and Senior Fellow at the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

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  • Bas van Der Vossen

    Productive Human Rights

    November 2, 2016

    Bas van der Vossen is an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department at UNC Greensboro. His work focuses on questions of political philosophy, primarily about the ethical dimensions of international affairs and the justification of property rights.

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  • Dean Karlan

    Pragmatic Optimism in the Fight Against Poverty: Lessons from Behavioral Economics

    October 20, 2016

    Dean Karlan is a Professor of Economics at Yale University and President and Founder of Innovation for Poverty Action. He received his Ph.D in Economics 2002 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and prior to that completed an MBA and MPP from the University of Chicago.

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