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PLE Past Speakers


Politics, Law and Economics Lecture Series


2017-2018 PLE Speakers

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


March 13, 2018

DR. CHRISTOPHER J. BOUDREAUX: Crony Capitalism = Destructive Entrepreneurship

2016-2017 PLE Speakers

October 11, 2016

“The State Against Blacks,” Jason L. Riley, Journalist and Author – Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow

November 10, 2016

“Economic Freedom, Poverty, and Worldwide Income Inequality,” James D. Gwartney, Ph.D. – Florida State University

November 29, 2016

“Criminal Justice: The System-wide Failure of Criminal Law and Its Enforcement,” Bruce L. Benson, Ph.D. – Florida State University

January 17, 2017

“The Sharing Economy: Uber and All That …”  Alex Armlovich – Manhattan Institute Fellow

March 2, 2017

“Live Free and Prosper,” Thomas R. Saving, Ph.D. – Texas A&M University

April 4, 2017

“Emporiophobia: How to Roll Back the Demonizing of Free Markets,” Paul H. Rubin, Ph.D. – Emory University