The following professors will be lecturing at Freedom Week in Vancouver:

Peter Jaworski is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He is a Senior Fellow with the Canadian Constitution Foundation and a Director of the Institute for Liberal Studies. Peter’s academic work has been published or is forthcoming in several journals including Ethics, the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, the Journal of Business Ethics, and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. Along with Jason Brennan, Peter is the author of “Markets without Limits: Moral Virtues and Commercial Interests” published in 2015. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgetown, Peter was a visitor in the Philosophy department at the College of Wooster, and was an instructor in Philosophy at Bowling Green State University. He has also been a visiting research professor at Brown University.

Lynne Kiesling is an Associate Professor of Instruction in Economics at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on the effect of regulatory institutions and their incentives on innovation and technological change, particularly in the electric power industry. She teaches classes in microeconomics, technological change, environmental economics, antitrust and regulation, environmental economics, and history of economic thought, and all of these topics and themes inform her research and other writing. Lynne has a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Economics from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Her previous appointments include positions at the College of William and Mary, Price Waterhouse/PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the Reason Foundation, and the Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Science at George Mason University.

kimbroughErik Kimbrough is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the CRABE Experimental Economics Laboratory at Simon Fraser University and Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute. Kimbrough holds a BA from The George Washington University, in Washington, DC, and an MS and PhD from George Mason University, in Fairfax, VA. Professor Kimbrough’s research uses laboratory experiments to study the economics of conflict resolution, cooperation and institutions, with a particular focus on how economic institutions develop and adapt. Kimbrough has twice received SSHRC grants, most recently a five-year Insight Grant to study the underpinnings of economic institutions. He has published papers in leading journals such as the American Economic Review, International Economic Review, and Journal of the European Economic Association, among others.

Brandon Turner is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Clemson University, where he works in political theory. He earned his B.A. from Miami University of Ohio (2004), and his M.A.and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008). His peer-reviewed publications include articles in Political TheoryPolity, and Review of Politics and he is currently revising a manuscript titled Antagonism in the Liberal Tradition. He previously taught for one year at Wake Forest University and served as a Visiting Fellow at American University. His research interests are in the history of modern political thought, particularly British liberal thought, as well as theories of republicanism. He is also part of the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism, a university-based teaching and research center dedicated to exploring the moral foundations of capitalism.

Moin A. Yahya is an Associate Professor and Vice-Dean at the University of Alberta School of Law, where he has taught since 2003. His research interests include law and economics, with a particular focus on utilities and financial markets’ regulation. Before attending law school, Yahya was employed with Industry Canada’s Competition Bureau, where he worked on various merger and civil non-merger issues. He has also been a member of the Alberta Utilities Commission and the selection advisory board of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. Yahya has an M.A. in Economics from the University of Alberta, a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Toronto, and a J.D. (Summa Cum Laude) from George Mason University School of Law, where he was a Robert A. Levy Fellow in Law and Liberty. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute.

The following professors will be lecturing at Freedom Week in Montreal:

Nimish Adhia is an assistant professor of economics at Manhattanville College in New York. He earned a B.A. in economics from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he worked with the renowned economic historian Deirdre McCloskey. Dr. Adhia’s research concerns the interplay of culture and economics in the international arena and the effective communication of analytical data. Before joining the faculty at Manhattanville College he served as an adjunct instructor at Loyola University Chicago, the Upton Miller Teaching Fellow at Beloit College in Wisconsin, and a visiting assistant professor at Berry College in Georgia. During his studies, he completed internships with both the Centre for Civil Society in India and the Cato Institute in Washington, DC.

GlennFoxGlenn Fox is an agricultural and natural resource economist. He has been a member of the University of Guelph’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Business since 1985. He served as acting department chairman in 2001-2002. Previously he taught in the economics department of the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Fox completed his Ph.D. in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include methodology, property rights and natural resource stewardship, regulatory takings, economic theories of the firm, Austrian economics, technological change, trade and environment, transaction costs, and competition policy. He is the author of Reason and Reality in the Methodology of Economics (Edward Elgar Publishing U.K. 1997). Professor Fox has presented at numerous conferences in Canada and internationally.

Roberta Herzberg is a Distinguished Senior Fellow for the F.A. Hayek Program in Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Prior to joining the Mercatus Center she served as assistant director of individual freedom & free markets at the John Templeton Foundation. She has also held a faculty position in political science at Utah State University (USU), where she served as department head in political science and administrative director of The Institute of Political Economy. She received her Ph.D. in political economy from Washington University in St. Louis where she was associated with the Center for the Study of American Business. Dr. Herzberg has also served as a Senior Fellow with the Fraser Institute and as the President of the Public Choice Society.

levyJacob Levy is Professor of Political Science and the Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory at McGill University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Princeton University and also holds an LL.M. from the University of Chicago law school. Professor Levy’s research interests include multiculturalism, nationalism, liberalism, pluralism, theories of justice, non-ideal theory, medieval and early modern thought, especially the French, Scottish, and American Enlightenments and the history of constitutionalist and liberal thought, rights of indigenous peoples, federalism, choice of law and conflicts of laws, freedom of association, religious freedom, contract, analytic jurisprudence, and legal pluralism. He is the author of The Multiculturalism of Fear and Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom – both from Oxford University Press.

JST rndJames Stacey Taylor is currently an Associate Professor at The College of New Jersey. He spends a lot of time thinking and writing about autonomy – an area of philosophy that helps us understand when individuals are truly motivated by their own concerns, hopes, desires, and wills. A transplant from Scotland to the United States, he earned his Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University. Professor Taylor has amassed an enviable publishing record in the Journal of Value Inquiry, Philosophical Quarterly, and Eidos. He is editor of Personal Autonomy: New essays (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and author of Stakes and Kidneys: Why markets in human body parts are morally imperative (Ashgate, 2005), monograph on the moral and ethical implications of kidney sales. Taylor also works in an area of ethics which seeks to apply moral and ethical lessons from philosophy to real world questions.

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