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Ayn Rand Lecture 2018 with Dr Michael Kauffman

  • Goldsmiths' Hall Foster Lane London EC2V 6BN (map)

On Wednesday 14th November, we will be honouring Ayn Rand and her ideas with a special guest lecture at the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Hall.

Dr Michael Kauffman, CEO of Karyopharm Therapeutics and an Objectivist, will be giving our annual Ayn Rand Lecture on "Reason, Purpose, Self-Esteem: Bringing Lifesaving Drugs to Humankind".

Dr Kauffman has enjoyed a long and successful career in the pharmaceutical industry, where he continues to play a key role in developing life-saving drugs. His current work with Karyopharm involves developing novel oral anti-cancer drugs for multiple tumours. Its first product, selinexor, is in late-stage clinical testing in blood cancers.


18:00 - Doors open
18:45 - Lecture starts + Q & A
20:00 - Drinks Reception

Dress code: Smart (lounge suits/business wear)

To request a place, please email

Earlier Event: 6 November
November TNG with Emma Sayle
Later Event: 8 December
The ASI presents Forum 2018