Speaker: Yaron Brook
Date: Wednesday 26 January 2011
Time: 06:30pm - 08:30pm
Location: St Stephen's Club, St Anne's Gate, London, SW1H 9AB
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"How to be a rational egoist"
Yaron Brook is president of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights. He is a columnist at Forbes.com, contributing editor of The Objective Standard, 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, a former finance professor, is an internationally sought after speaker on such topics as 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.
Speaker: Dambisa Moyo
Date: Tuesday 25 January 2011
Time: 06:30pm - 08:30pm
Location: LG001, Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ
"How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead"
Dambisa Moyo is an international economist who writes on the macroeconomy and global affairs. She is the author of critically acclaimed New York Times Bestseller Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How there is a Better Way for Africa, which details the inefficacy of development aid for poor countries.
Her forthcoming book entitled How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead explores the failure of policy-making in the world’s leading industrialized economies. She examines how politically-motivated policy decisions around Capital, Labor and Technology – key ingredients for growth- have placed economies on a precarious path of economic decline.
Speaker: Syed Kamall MEP
Date: Thursday 13 January 2011
Time: 06:00pm - 08:00pm
Location: The Westminster Arms, 9 Storeys Gate, Westminster, London, SW1P 3AT
"The battles for liberty in the EU"
Syed became a Member of the European Parliament in May 2005. He has been a member of the Conservatives since 1987 and has been a member of Vauxhall, Bath, Westminster, West Ham and Barking Conservative associations.
In May 2000, Syed was a Conservative Candidate for the Greater London Assembly. The following year, he was Conservative candidate for West Ham in the June 2001 General Election.
Syed is an associate of the Centre for Social Justice working to identify community based projects at the forefront of tackling poverty for the CSJ alliance. He also sits on board of the Conservative Party's Globalisation & Global Poverty working group.
Speaker: Steve Horwitz
Date: Monday 10 January 2011
Time: 01:00pm - 02:30pm
Location: Convocation Hall, Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ (entrance via Great Smith Street)