Events Archive

Events RSS

Power Lunch with Iain Murray

Date: Thursday 9 September 2010

Time: 12:45pm - 02:15pm

Speaker: Iain Murray
Location: Charter Room, Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ
RSVP: These events are by invitation only. If you would like to be considered for a place please contact Philip at philip@adamsmith.org
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or on 020 7222 4995.

Robber Baron Government: Why the battle over economics has become a culture war in the US

Mr. Murray is Vice President for Strategy at CEI. He is the author of the best-selling book on environmental policy, "The Really Inconvenient Truths," and specializes in energy, environment, finance, trade, and science and technology policy.

Mr. Murray is Vice President for Strategy at CEI. He is the author of the best-selling book on environmental policy, "The Really Inconvenient Truths," and specializes in energy, environment, finance, trade, and science and technology policy. He is also an expert on the role of government, the EU and the UK, and the role of liberty in political thought.

He writes regularly for print and online sources, his CEI articles having appeared in The New York Post, Investors Business Daily, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Examiner and many other newspapers. He has appeared on Fox News, CNN Headline News, the BBC and Al-Jazeera among other broadcast appearances. He has also given testimony to the US Senate. A veteran blogger, Mr. Murray contributes to National Review Online's Corner and Planet Gore blogs, and CEI's own OpenMarket. He also has a regular column on the Washington Examiner's Opinion Zone site.

Before coming to CEI, Mr. Murray was Senior Analyst and then Director of Research at the Statistical Assessment Service, a nonpartisan nonprofit that looked at how scientific and statistical information were used or misused by the media and policy-makers.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Mr. Murray immigrated to the US in 1997, after having worked at the British Department of Transport, advising Ministers on railroad privatization, the role of private finance in infrastructure investment and the role of transportation in the economic development of London.

Mr. Murray is also a Visiting Fellow of the British think tank The Adam Smith Institute. Mr. Murray holds a BA and MA from the University of Oxford, an MBA from the University of London and the Diploma of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine.

The Next Generation with Tim Harford

Date: Tuesday 7 September 2010

Time: 06:00pm - 08:00pm

Location: Harvey Goodwin Suite, Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ (entrance via Great Smith Street)
RSVP: tng@adamsmith.org or join our facebook group here

"Preventing Financial Meltdowns"

Tim Harford is a member of the Financial Times editorial board. His column, “The Undercover Economist”, which reveals the economic ideas behind everyday experiences, is published in the Financial Times and syndicated around the world. He is also the only economist in the world to run a problem page, “Dear Economist”, in which FT readers’ personal problems are answered tongue-in-cheek with the latest economic theory.

Tim’s first book, “The Undercover Economist” has sold nearly one million copies worldwide in almost 30 languages. His second book, “The Logic of Life“, was published early in 2008 in English, and has also been widely translated.

He presented the BBC television series “Trust Me, I’m an Economist” and now presents the BBC radio series “More or Less”. He is a frequent contributor to other radio and TV programs, including the Colbert Report, Marketplace, Morning Edition, Today, and Newsnight. He has been published by the leading magazines and newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic, including Esquire, Forbes, Wired, New York Magazine, the Guardian, the London Times, the Washington Post and the New York Times. He won the 2006 Bastiat Prize for economic journalism.

Before becoming a writer, Tim worked for Shell, the World Bank and as a tutor at Oxford University, from where he earned an M.Phil in economics in 1998. He is a senior visiting fellow at Cass Business School, and he lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

Power Lunch with Douglas Carswell MP

Date: Tuesday 7 September 2010

Time: 12:45pm - 02:15pm

Location: Sir Herbert Baker Room, Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ
RSVP: These events are by invitation only. If you would like to be considered for a place please contact Philip at philip@adamsmith.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on 020 7222 4995.

"Direct Democracy and the Coalition"

Co-author of best selling book, The Plan; 12-months to renew Britain, Douglas Carswell is an advocate of political reform and helped establish the Direct Democracy campaign. In 2009, The Daily Telegraph nominated him a Briton of the Year, and Spectator readers voted him Parliamentarian of the Year.

He had a proper job in business before politics, working in commercial television and then fund management. Douglas co-wrote "Direct Democracy; an agenda for a new model party", which the Spectator magazine described as "One of the founding texts for the new, revitalised Toryism... written by some of the brightest young Conservative thinkers".

He blogs each day at www.TalkCarswell.com and has written for the Financial Times, Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, News of the World, Telegraph and Spectator, as well as appearing on the Politics Show, Newsnight, Sky and Radio 4's Week in Westminster and Westminster Hour.

The Next Generation with Brian Carney

Date: Tuesday 17 August 2010

Time: 06:00pm - 08:00pm

Location: The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, London, SW1 3BU
RSVP: tng@adamsmith.org or join our facebook group here

"The Problem with Libertarian Polemics"

Mr. Carney is a member of the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal. He previously served as the editor of the editorial page for The Wall Street Journal Europe and of the Journal Europe's Business Europe column. In 2003, he received the Frederic Bastiat Prize for Journalism.

Before joining the Journal as an editorial writer in February 2000, he worked for the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard University. He has also worked as a sternman on a lobster boat in Maine. He has a master's degree in philosophy from Boston University and a bachelor's from Yale.

The Liberty Lectures

Date: Wednesday 4 August 2010

Time: 02:00pm - 05:30pm

Location: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ
Speakers:

  • Eamonn Butler 
  • Anthony J. Evans
  • Tim Evans
  • John Meadowcroft
  • Mark Pennington 
  • Richard Wellings

The ASI is pleased to announce a new event: The Liberty Lectures. It is aimed at students of varying ages and is free to attend. We have put together some of the top thinkers on liberty in this country, so this is a unique opportunity. Also, books will be given out on the day to further your education for the ends of liberty.

Pages

Events Contact

events@adamsmith.org
020 7222 4995