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Politics, Law, and Economics Lecture Series

Politics, Law, and Economics Lecture Series

The PLE Lecture Series is designed to highlight the ways in which politics, law and economics work together to sustain free enterprise. International and nationally renowned scholars, journalists and policy-analysts visit Florida Southern and share their insight and experience with students. Open to the public, this series is a great opportunity to meet experts in various fields.

We are grateful for generous financial support from:

PLE - Archived Speakers

  • August 28, 2018 - DR. VICTOR V. CLAAR: FAIR TRADE COFFEE...how fair is your cup of joe?
  • October 23, 2018 - ROSA MARIA PAYÁ: A TOXIC DICTATORSHIP
  • November 6, 2018 - DR. RAFAEL ACEVEDO: RICHES TO RAGS: the Real Success of Socialism
  • November 13, 2018 - DR. ANDREI ILLARIONOV: RUSSIA: Puzzle or Phenomenon?
  • November 27, 2018 - DR. JOSE M. GARCIA: MARIEL: Before & After
  • December 4, 2018 - HOWARD HUSOCK: PUBLIC HOUSING & CYCLES OF POVERTY...Time for a New Approach
  • January 15, 2019 - DR. DANIEL PIPES: MIDDLE EAST & THE WEST: Why so fraught for so long?
  • February 5, 2019 - REV. ROBERT A. SIRICO: The Moral Case for a Free Economy
  • March 14, 2019 - DR. AMY L. WAX: The Perilous Search for Equal Results
  • April 2, 2019 - DR. WALTER E. WILLIAMS: The Role of Government in a Free Society
  • October 10, 2017 - DR. SUZANNE K. SCHOLTE: The Battle for Human Rights in North Korea: Is There Hope for Peaceful Change?
  • November 4, 2017 - DR. ANDREW RETTENMAIER: Is Social Security Wealth?
  • December 5, 2017 - DR. ABIGAIL HALL BLANCO: Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism
  • January 16, 2018 - DR. VIKRANT REDDY: Tough or Soft on Crime?
  • January 30, 2018 - DR. NUNO GAROUPA: Can Judges be Trusted?
  • February 6, 2018 - DR. DAVID SKARBEK: The Social Order of the Underworld
  • February 20, 2018 - DR. CARRIE KEREKES: HANDS OFF YOUR PROPERTY!!
  • March 13, 2018 - DR. CHRISTOPHER J. BOUDREAUX: Crony Capitalism = Destructive Entrepreneurship
  • October 11, 2016 - JASON L. RILEY: The State Against Blacks
  • November 10, 2016 - DR. JAMES D. GWARTNEY: Economic Freedom, Poverty, and Worldwide Income Inequality
  • November 29, 2016 - DR. BRUCE L. BENSON: Criminal Justice: the System-wide Failure of Criminal Law and Its Enforcement
  • January 17, 2017 - ALEX ARMLOVICH: The Sharing Economy: Uber and all That ...
  • March 2, 2017 - DR. THOMAS R. SAVING: Live Free and Prosper
  • April 4, 2017 - DR. PAUL H. RUBIN: Emporiophobia: How to Roll Back the Demonizing of Free Markets