Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Upcoming Fall 2009 Events

Here's a list of upcoming events you may be interested in...

First GMU Economics Society Meeting
Thursday, September 3rd, 6pm
Enterprise 318

Come out to the first GMU Economics Society meeting to learn more about the Econ Society and ways to get involved, help with planning events, and share your ideas for events this year! This is a great way to meet the new officers, other members, and Economics students! Also, at this meeting we will be giving out Cato Institute pocket constitutions.

Economic Liberty Lecture Series: Lew Rockwell
Wednesday, September 9th, 5:30pm
Student Union Building (SUB) II, Room 5

We will be having dinner, a lecture on the importance of economic liberty by Lew Rockwell, and a viewing of Sophie Scholl: The Final Days.

5:30 pm – Dinner
6:00 pm – Talk with Q&A
7:30 pm – Movie

SPEAKER: Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. is chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, editor of, and author of The Left, the Right, and the State.

MOVIE: Sophie Scholl: The Final Days. “Arrested for participating in the White Rose resistance movement, anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl (Julia Jentsch) is subjected to a highly charged interrogation by the Gestapo, testing her loyalty to her cause, her family and her convictions. Based on true events, director Marc Rothemund's absorbing Oscar-nominated drama explores maintaining human resolve in the face of intense pressure from a system determined to silence whistle-blowers.”

Hosted by the GMU Economics Society & The Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF)

David Boaz at Cato: Freedom In Crisis
Friday, September 18th, 4-5pm
At the Cato Institute: 1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington D.C.

The DC Forum For Freedom launches its monthly Cato lecture series for all libertarian students and liberty lovers in the Capital this September with a lecture on Freedom In Crisis by David Boaz!

David Boaz is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute. A beloved defender of liberty, he has played a huge role in the creation of the libertarian movement. An expert on many subtopics in classical liberalism, he publishes widely and appears as a commentator and editor to promote the view of liberty in most of today's main media outlets!

A reception with snacks and refreshments will follow the speech - a great time to network and make new friends!

Economic Liberty Lecture Series: Robert Higgs
Monday, October 5th, 5:30pm
JC Cinema
(bottom floor of the Johnson Center)

Along with FFF, the GMU Economics Society will be hosting Robert Higgs, Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute. There will be dinner & a viewing of Good Night, and Good Luck after the lecture.

5:30 pm – Dinner
6:00 pm – Talk with Q&A
7:30 pm – Movie

Speaker: Robert Higgs. Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute and Editor of the Institute’s quarterly journal, The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy. Dr. Higgs is the editor of The Independent Institute books, Hazardous to Our Health? FDA Regulation of Health Care Products and Arms, Politics and the Economy: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, plus the volume, Emergence of the Modern Political Economy. His authored books include The Transformation of the American Economy 1865-1914, Competition and Coercion, and Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government. A contributor to numerous scholarly volumes, he is the author of over 100 articles and reviews in academic journals, and in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Society, and The New York Times.

Movie: Good Night, and Good Luck. “George Clooney's Academy Award-nominated docudrama pits veteran television newsman Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) against a determined Sen. Joseph McCarthy and his single-minded crusade to quell the red threat at home. Despite corporate pressure to back off, Murrow and his CBS staff vow to examine the lies and fear tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his Communist witch-hunts. Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson and Jeff Daniels co-star.”

Fall 2009 Economics Department Welcome Reception
Tuesday, October 6th, 3-4:15pm

Economics Department, Enterprise Hall 354

Econ majors and minors are invited to come enjoy refreshments and meet professors and advisers. This is a great way to meet other economics students, as well as a way to get to talk to your professors outside of a classroom environment. There will also be a can win some free books (possibly signed by some of your professors)!

Be sure to join us at our events & our meetings! Meetings will be held every other Thursday at 6pm in Enterprise 318. Hope to see you at these events!

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