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11/15/2011 A Gala for Liberty: 25th Anniversary Gala Reception and Dinner
Robert Higgs, Mario Vargas Llosa, Lech Wałęsa
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9/16/2008 A Gala for Liberty: The Independent Institute’s Gala Reception and Dinner: Presentation of the Alexis de Tocqueville Award
William K. Bowes, Jr., Andy Garcia, Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu
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8/4/2007 A Reception Honoring Bruce N. Ames: World-renowned Pioneer in Biochemistry and Nutritional Science
Bruce N. Ames
4/25/2000 Affirmative Action: Pro and Con
William Bagley, Ward Connerly
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9/29/2004 Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society
Robert Higgs
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11/15/2005 An Evening with Michael Crichton: “States of Fear: Science or Politics?” Watch Transcript
7/24/2014 Are There Lessons for Us Today from Nazi Gun Control?
Stephen P. Halbrook
6/6/2002 Big Brother Is Watching
James Bamford
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6/28/2006 Bureaucracy vs. The Environment: What Should Be Done?
Carl P. Close, Michael Shaw, Randy T. Simmons
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1/7/2009 Bush, Obama, and Presidential Power
Ivan Eland, Ron Paul, Richard Shenkman
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2/6/2001 Can America’s Electoral System Be Fixed?
Robert D. Cooter, Randy T. Simmons, Alexander T. Tabarrok
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12/9/2009 Can the U.S. Withdraw from Afghanistan and Iraq?
Ivan Eland, Peter Galbraith, Charles V. Peña
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10/7/1993 Censorship and Propaganda in the Gulf War: How Government Can Mold Public Opinion
John R. MacArthur
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7/18/2013 Civil Liberties and Security in an Age of Terrorism
Anthony Gregory, Robert Higgs, Mary L. G. Theroux
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6/23/1993 Clintonomics and the Lessons of the 1980s
Robert L. Bartley
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2/18/2001 Common Law, Merchant Law, and Democratic Legislation
Alexander T. Tabarrok
1/30/2004 Confessions of a Media Maverick: Exposing Hucksters, Cheats and Scam Artists
John Stossel
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2/13/2002 Conning Americans: How Politicians Create Dependence on Government
Charlotte Twight
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10/1/1998 Dinner to Honor Sir John Marks Templeton Watch Listen Transcript
5/6/2004 Drug War Crimes
Joseph D. McNamara, Jeffrey A. Miron, Ethan A. Nadelmann
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10/14/2000 Economic and Moral Factors in Favor of Open Immigration
Alexander T. Tabarrok
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5/7/2011 Economic Liberalism and the Free Society in the Developing World
Emily C. Skarbek
10/7/2010 Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion in America
Steven F. Hayward, Robert H. Nelson, Max L. Stackhouse
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1/31/2006 Eminent Domain: Abuse of Government Power?
Steven Greenhut, Timothy Sandefur
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5/3/2002 Entrepreneurial Economics for Fun, Profit and a Better, Freer World
Alexander T. Tabarrok
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6/8/1995 Entrepreneurship and the High Technology Revolution: Honoring David Packard
William R. Hewlett, David Packard, George P. Shultz, Edwin V. Zschau
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4/6/1999 Fixing America's Cities: Privatization and Community Empowerment
Jerry Brown, Stephen Goldsmith
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3/18/1999 Free Markets and the Economics of Life
Gary S. Becker, Guity Nashat Becker
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1/19/2000 Freedom, Terror, and Falsehoods: Lessons from the Twentieth Century
G. Robert A. Conquest
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7/27/1994 Freedom, Welfare and Dystopia
Charles A. Murray
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