Upcoming speaking engagements (Ilya Somin)

February 28, 2014

Here are some upcoming speaking engagements I will be doing in March:

March 4, 5:45-7 PM, University of Wisconsin Law School, Federalist Society: “A Conspiracy Against Obamacare: The Volokh Conspiracy and the Health Care Case,” with commentary by Prof. Ann Althouse (presentation based on my coauthored book of the same name).

March 7, 8-9:30 AM, Public Choice Society annual conference, panel on “The Problem of Political Ignorance,” Charleston, SC: “Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter,” panel on my book of the same name, with presentations by Jason Brennan (Georgetown), Michael Munger (Duke), and Fernando Teson (Florida State).

Talks in Belgium and Germany, March 10-15, about my book Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter.

March 10, 8-10 PM, Union of Flemish Liberal Students, Leuven, Belgium (with commentary by Prof. Boudewijn Bouckaert).

March 11, 12:30-2:30 PM, University of Antwerp, Belgium, research group on Law and Government.

March 12, 6:15-8 PM, University of Hamburg, Institute of Law and Economics, Hamburg, Germany.

March 15, 1:30-2:15 PM, European Students for Liberty annual conference, Humboldt University Unter den Linden 6, Berlin, Germany (this talk is probably limited to participants in the ESFL conference).

The talks in Belgium and Germany will all be in English, though I may say a few words in French at the events in Belgium, and at the ESFL conference, and perhaps take some questions in that language.

March 20, 6-7 PM: Stephen F. Austin State University, Department of Government, Nacogdoches, TX: “Democracy and Political Ignorance”

March 25, Amherst College, Time TBA (but probably around 5-6:30 PM): “Democracy and Political Ignorance”

Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and popular political participation. He is the author of "The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain" (forthcoming) and "Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter."
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