Spring 2019 Events

The Classical Liberal Institute is pleased to present the following events happening in Spring 2019, all of which are free and open to the public. If you would like to attend, please RSVP! If you have any questions, please email cli@classicalliberalinstitute.org

Thursday, February 7th: Student Lunch Event with Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith
Vanderbilt Hall (40 Washington Square South), Room 202, 12:30 – 2:00PM.

Professors Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith (NYU Department of Politics) will discuss their recent book The Spoils of War: Greed, Power, and the Conflicts That Made Our Greatest Presidents, in conversation with CLI Fellow Shruti Rajagopalan (Purchase College, State University of New York). Lunch will be served.

Thursday, February 28th: The Administrative State Wars Yet to Come (co-sponsored by the NYU Journal of Law & Liberty)
Lipton Hall & Faculty Club (108 West 3rd Street). 9:00am – 4:00pm.

The Trump Administration has boasted of the “most far-reaching regulatory reform” in U.S. history. Meanwhile, the modern knowledge economy disrupts the very industries around which New Dealers had previously built up our Executive Agencies. And the last three Justices appointed to the Supreme Court are either prominent defenders of (Justice Kagan) or opponents of (Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh) the regulatory state as constructed. It appears the next generation’s most critical Supreme Court battles will be over the shape and powers of the “Fourth Branch of Government.” To understand these looming doctrinal contests, we will explore the history of the administrative state, contemporary cases on the Constitutionality of agency adjudication, and the impact of new technology on industrial organization, which demands new frameworks for regulatory responses. Judge Andrew S. Oldham (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit) will deliver the keynote address.

Tuesday, March 5th: Lunch Event with Professors Bob Bauer and Richard Epstein Citizens United: A Blessing or a Curse for Campaign Financing and the Democratic Process?”
Vanderbilt Hall (40 Washington Square South), Room 216, 12:00 – 1:30PM.

NYU Law Professors Bob Bauer and Richard Epstein will discuss the implications of Citizens United, a decade after the Supreme Court’s ruling. The talk will be moderated by Mario Rizzo (NYU Economics Department).

Wednesday, March 13th: Reflections on the Revolution in the Heartland: Rethinking Conservatism After 2016 (Co-sponsored by the NYU Federalist Society)
Vanderbilt Hall (40 Washington Square South), Greenberg Lounge, 1st floor, 12:00 – 3:30pm, with reception to follow.

Leading up to and since President Trump’s election there have been a number of books and articles exploring whether some of the big conservative ideas of the last forty years need to be rethought. To address these issues, this conference will hold one panel discussion on virtue and the free market and another on cost benefit analysis.

Please RSVP here: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4Uh5nv5pso2hQbP

Thursday, April 4th: Startup Innovation: The Role of Regulation in Entrepreneurship
Vanderbilt Hall (40 Washington Square South), Greenberg Lounge, 1st floor, 9:00am – 3:00pm.

This conference will address how direct and indirect regulations impact young startups, innovation, and disruptive technologies (such as Uber, 23&Me, and WeWork). The conference and presentations will focus on the following areas: venture capital funding and financing, labor regulations (worker classification, non-competes, unionization, and FLSA), immigration and foreign hires, financial technologies and securities regulations, MedTech regulations (FDA, HIPAA, and others), cryptocurrencies, patents, and privacy and data security. The event is co-hosted by the NYU Law Venture Fund.

Panels 1 and 2 have been approved for 1.5 credits of CLE each in the Areas of Professional Practice category (or a maximum total of 3.5 credits for those who stay for the whole day).

Please RSVP here: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1RjEZE9cTqU6Mlv