TNG with Douglas Carswell MP
Sep
6
6:00 pm18:00

TNG with Douglas Carswell MP

After a long TNG free summer, we're finally back.

Douglas Carswell will be speaking to us on "The corruption of capitalism - and how to fix it".

Douglas is UKIP's only elected Member of Parliament. He campaigned on behalf of Vote Leave during the EU Referendum and is the author of multiple books including "The Plan: Twelve Months to Save Britain".

There will be free wine (and free ASI branded Oyster Cardholders) as usual.

Please don't arrive before 6pm as we won't let you in.

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Liberty Lecture with Dr Emily Skarbek on Public Choice
Sep
28
6:00 pm18:00

Liberty Lecture with Dr Emily Skarbek on Public Choice

This event makes up one of the Adam Smith Institute's Liberty Lectures: a series of talks from leading, interesting figures in a more in-depth and formal environment than the TNG.

Dr Emily Skarbek will giving an introduction to the economics of "Public Choice".

She is a Lecturer in Political Economy at KCL. Her research is primarily interested in how individuals achieve social coordination in market relationships and social organisations – for example, the role of voluntary associations in solving public goods problems in the aftermath of natural disasters.

She was awarded a Gordon Tullock Prize for her paper published in the ‘Public Choice’ journal, titled 'The Chicago Fire of 1871: a bottom-up approach to disaster relief’. She holds an MA and PhD in Economics from George Mason University.

Liberty Lecture with Prof. Hillel Steiner
Oct
18
6:00 pm18:00

Liberty Lecture with Prof. Hillel Steiner

Prof Prof. Hillel Steiner will give a lecture on the subject of "Free Markets and Exploitation".

This event is one of the Adam Smith Institute's Liberty Lectures: a series of talks aimed at students and young professionals from leading economists, politicians and philosophers, engaging with classically liberal and libertarian thought in a more in-depth and formal environment than the TNG. 

RSVPs are not currently open, but please Save the Date.
 

Ayn Rand Lecture with Julie Meyer
Oct
25
11:30 am11:30

Ayn Rand Lecture with Julie Meyer

On Tuesday 25th October, we will be honouring Ayn Rand and her ideas with a special guest speaker from 6:00pm-9:00pm at the Royal Institution in Mayfair.

Not currently taking RSVPs for this event, but please do save the date if you would like to attend! 

 

Lecture with Robert Lawson
Oct
27
6:00 pm18:00

Lecture with Robert Lawson

Robert Lawson speaks to us about the "Economic Freedom of the World Index".

Robert Lawson holds the Jerome M. Fullinwider Endowed Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom and is director of the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business. 

Lawson is a co-author of the widely-cited Economic Freedom of the World annual reports, which present an economic freedom index for over 150 countries.  Lawson has numerous professional publications in journals including Public Choice, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Cato Journal, Kyklos, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, and European Journal of Political Economy. Lawson is past-president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute, and a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

His research has been cited over 6000 times, according to Google Scholar.

Lecture with Michael Story
Nov
9
6:00 pm18:00

Lecture with Michael Story

Superforecaster and ASI author Michael Story will lecture on his report "Free Market Welfare: The Case for a Negative Income Tax".

Our Practical Liberalism series showcases radical, evidence-based liberal ideas from leading philosophers, economists and politicians.

We have not opened RSVPs for this event yet, but please Save the Date.

Lecture with Prof. John Harris
Dec
5
6:00 pm18:00

Lecture with Prof. John Harris

As part of the Adam Smith Institute's Practical Liberalism lecture series Prof. John Harris will be speaking to us on "Why Gene-editing must not be stopped".

John Harris is the Lord Alliance Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Institute for Science,  Ethics and Innovation at the University of Manchester.

From March 30th 2004 to July 2011 John Harris was the joint Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Medical Ethics, the leading journal in medical and applied ethics. John Harris was elected a Fellow of the United Kingdom Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) in 2001, the first philosopher to have been elected to Fellowship of this new National Academy.

He frequently appears on radio and television both in the United Kingdom and overseas to discuss Biomedical Ethics, Medical Jurisprudence and related issues.  He has acted as Ethical Consultant to national and international bodies and corporations including the European Parliament, The World Health Organisation, The European Commission, The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), The United Kingdom Department of Health, The Health Council of the Netherlands, The Research Council of Norway, The Welsh Office Of The United Kingdom, The British Fluoridation Society, Granada Television, Virgin Health Bank, Smithkline Beecham and GlaxoSmithkline.


Rebooting Britain with Dr Madsen Pirie
Jul
20
6:00 pm18:00

Rebooting Britain with Dr Madsen Pirie

Dr Madsen Pirie will be launching his new paper Rebooting Britain on Wednesday July 20th – and you’re invited.

As Britain leaves the European Union, Rebooting Britain sets out the radical free market reforms that will allow Britain to prosper and succeed at this time of national renewal. From housing to banking, taxes to drugs, Madsen Pirie outlines radical solutions to the problems facing Britain. Some of them may seem shocking (abolishing the Bank of England), but as Madsen once said “We propose things which people regard as being on the edge of lunacy. The next thing you know, they're on the edge of policy."

Dr Madsen Pirie is President of the Adam Smith Institute, and was one of three Scots graduates working in the US who founded the Institute in 1977. Madsen has authored several books including The Book of the Fallacy, Micropolitics, Privatization, How to Win Every Argument, 101 Great Philosophers, Blueprint for a Revolution, and Freedom 101.

It is also the 20th anniversary of the launch of the ASI website, and Dr Eamonn Butler will say a few words about that - we were the first UK think tank to go online, and have kept ahead of the curve ever since.

Madsen will speak for five minutes and there will be complimentary red and white wine available.

RSVP via events@adamsmith.org to attend.

TNG with Tim Stanley
Jun
7
6:00 pm18:00

TNG with Tim Stanley

This month, historian and journalist Tim Stanley will be talking to us about Trump: Who is he, what does he really believe and will he change the American Right for good?

Doors open at 6:00pm for a 7:00pm start. 

If you are interested, please RSVP via events@adamsmith.org

 

Lecture with Yaron Brook
May
26
6:30 pm18:30

Lecture with Yaron Brook

Yaron Brook will be talking to us about his new book "Equal Is Unfair". 

We've all heard that the American Dream is vanishing, and that the cause is rising income inequality. The rich are getting richer by rigging the system in their favour, leaving the rest of us to struggle just to keep our heads above water. To save the American Dream, we're told that we need to fight inequality through tax hikes, wealth redistribution schemes, and a far higher minimum wage.