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Morality of Capitalism SymposiumNovember 1 & 2, 2011
Tort Reform - Regulation by Litigation
Tort Reform - Uncivilized Retribution:The Problem of Punitive Damages
Reception for Dr. Brook Supported by: Barney Financial Services
Keynote Presentation: "Ayn Rand's Free Market Revolution: Atlas Shrugged & The Morality of Capitalism Supported by: J.A. BaldwinFree Enterprise Lecture Series
Panel: The Financial Disaster: How We Got Here, Where We're Going, and the Eerie Parallels to Atlas Shrugged Supported by: Anthem Foundation
Luncheon*Topic: Russian Reform RevisitedSupported by: Peavey Grain Co
Morality of Capitalism Symposium contact information:
Dr. Allan Jenkins, firstname.lastname@example.org or 308-865-8461Dr. Jake Messersmith, email@example.com or 308-865-8164
Dr. Yaron Brook is Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is a columnist at Forbes.com, and his articles have been featured in major publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Investor’s Business Daily. Dr. Brook is often interviewed on radio and is a frequent guest on a variety of national TV programs. He is co-author of Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea and a contributor to Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism. Dr. Brook is an internationally recognized speaker on individual rights, the causes of the financial crisis, the morality of capitalism, and U.S. foreign policy. Dr. Brook was born and raised in Israel. He served as a first sergeant in Israeli military intelligence and earned a BSc in civil engineering from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. In 1987 he moved to the United States, where he received his MBA and Ph.D. in finance from the University of Texas at Austin; he became an American citizen in 2003. For seven years he was an award-winning finance professor at Santa Clara University, and in 1998 he cofounded a financial advisory firm, BH Equity Research, of which he is presently managing director and chairman.
Alan L. Calnan is the Irwin R. Buchalter Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. A member of the Pennsylvania State Bar, Mr. Calnan received his J.D. magna cum laude from Syracuse University, where he served as Notes and Comments editor of the Syracuse Law Review. He has explored the complexities of tort law in his books: Justice and Tort Law and A Revisionist History of Tort Law. He continues this effort with a forthcoming book titled: Duty and Integrity in Tort Law. Professor Calnan is involved in an extensive array of tort and product liability issues, ranging from municipal liability to the liability of dog food, automobile, cigarette, gun, breast implant and halogen lamp manufacturers. His interviews have appeared in The Associated Press, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Arizona Republic, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Chicago Sun-Times, and other major newspapers, television, cable and radio outlets around the country.
Dr. Joyce Gleason has recently retired from Nebraska Wesleyan University. She received her PhD. in economics from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1985. Dr. Gleason’s specialty is economic education, which has included substantial involvement in bringing an understanding of capitalism to Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Dr. Gleason conducted numerous economics education courses and workshops for the National Council on Economic Education in Belarus, Romania, Latvia, Kazakhstan, and Georgia. In addition, she taught at Kyiv's Mohyla University in the Ukraine, and is the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Scholarship. Closer to home, Dr. Gleason has been an active participant in the Nebraska Council for Economic Education’s programs to improve economic literacy.
Wade Maki, Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, is the Director of the BB & T Program on Capitalism, Markets, and Morality at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. This is an interdisciplinary program that encourages the study of the moral and philosophical foundations of capitalism. The program is committed to providing an in-depth and balanced examination of the moral, legal, economic and political debates surrounding issues of freedom, personal responsibility, justice and social welfare. Professor Maki received an M.A. from Bowling Green University in 1998.
Dr. Craig MacPhee is the Paul C. Burmeister College Professor of Economics at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Dr. MacPhee received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1968, and joined the UNL faculty in 1969. In addition to numerous articles related to trade and international issues, Dr. MacPhee was an active participant in the transformation of the Soviet economy following the collapse of communism. His experiences led to the writing of Roll Over Joe Stalin: Struggling with Post-Soviet Reform in the Caucasus, which was published in 2005. The book covered all facets of post-Soviet reform, including land privatization in agriculture, restructuring the banking system, revitalizing education, stabilizing fiscal and monetary policy, restoring the vital energy sector, and privatizing industry.
Dr. William Snyder recently retired from Peru State College after 36 years of service. In addition to being an award-winning faculty member, Dr. Synder served as Chair of the Faculty Senate, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Interim College President. He received an Ed.D. from UNL in 1983, taught both economics and business courses, developed the first international experience opportunity for Peru State business students, and was one of the leaders in the creation of the successful on-line program at Peru State. Important service activities include President of the Nebraska Economics and Business Association and city councilman in Auburn.
Dr. Hendrik van den Berg is Professor of Economics at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1989. His research and teaching interests are in International Trade, International Finance, and Economic Development. He has authored textbooks covering economic growth, international economics, international finance, and the economics of immigration. Dr. van den Berg has also published numerous articles in scholarly journals relating to issues effecting the domestic savings rate, budget deficits, and immigration.
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