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A Gala for the Future of Liberty: Yeonmi Park, Honoree
Posted: Thu. August 24, 2017, 11:28am PT

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Join with us for an elegant Gala to celebrate the Independent Institute’s 30th Anniversary! In 1986, Independent began its tradition of boldly advancing the timeless principles of liberty by combining scholarly rigor with extensive communications and media coverage of the results, engaging new audiences in innovative, enterprising solutions.

At our Gala for the Future of Liberty, we will celebrate our past successes as we look forward by honoring world-renowned, tech-entrepreneur Timothy C. Draper; Nobel Laureate economist Vernon L. Smith; North Korean refugee, defector, and human-rights activist Yeonmi Park; all exemplary champions of liberty, entrepreneurial innovation, and human well-being. P.J. O’Rourke, bestselling author and America’s leading political humorist, will be our master of ceremonies.

Recorded: Thu. August 3, 2017
Experts: Yeonmi Park
Type: Independent Institute Event

Research Fellow Bradley Gardner on his Book China's Great Migration appears on The Trent England Show
Posted: Tue. August 8, 2017, 9:22am PT

Research Fellow Bradley M Gardner talks about his book China’s Great Migration: How the Poor Built a Prosperous Nation China's Great Migration on The Trent England Show.

Recorded: Wed. August 2, 2017
Experts: Bradley M. Gardner
Type: Radio
Issues: Immigration

Russia and Afghanistan and President Trump— Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland on Fox Business News
Posted: Mon. August 7, 2017, 10:38am PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on Fox Business News to discuss the situation with President Trump and his campaign's possible collusion with Russia. Eland also comments on criticism of Trump's Afghanistan strategy and the sixteen years of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. He discusses the possibility of leaving Afghanistan once and for all.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Recorded: Thu. August 3, 2017

Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy

Building Bridges across the Partisan Divide | Mary L. G. Theroux
Posted: Wed. August 2, 2017, 9:50am PT

Mary Theroux's closing remarks at the New Bridges: Texas symposium held in Dallas, Texas on May 9, 2017.

Recorded: Tue. May 9, 2017
Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Freedom, Political Ideology and Philosophy

China’s Rise: From Farm to Cities
Posted: Mon. July 31, 2017, 2:52pm PT

Recorded by: World Affairs

Independent Institute Research Fellow, Bradley M. Gardner conversation with N. Bruce Pickering Vice President of Global Programs, Asia Society and Executive Director, Asia Society Northern California, Asia Society. Sharing insights from his recent book, "China’s Great Migration: How the Poor Built a Prosperous Nation", Bradley M. Gardner, shows how the migration of 260 million people from China’s rural countryside to its giant cities transformed the nation. He draws on on his extensive experience as a journalist and researcher working in China to explain how the largest economic migration in the history of the world transformed China into the industrial powerhouse it is today.

Recorded: Thu. July 13, 2017
Experts: Bradley M. Gardner
Type: Other Event
Issues: Immigration

Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, Author of Priceless, Appears on Fox News Channel
Posted: Fri. July 28, 2017, 4:59pm PT

Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of Priceless appears on the Fox News Channel program Happening Now to discuss the congressional debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act. Goodman discusses his free market principles needed to make the US healthcare responsive to patients, not insurance companies. If Obamacare is repealed, millions of Americans will choose not to buy health insurance, says Goodman. But supporters of Obamacare claim millions will lose their healthcare, which is much different.

Recorded: Thu. July 27, 2017
Experts: John C. Goodman
Type: Television
Issues: Health Care

Silicon Valley at a Crossroads? George F. Gilder
Posted: Wed. July 26, 2017, 10:23am PT

George Gilder's presentation at the New Bridges: Texas symposium held in Dallas, Texas on May 9, 2017.

Recorded: Tue. May 9, 2017
Experts: George F. Gilder
Type: Independent Institute Event

Research Fellow Bradley Gardner, Author of China's Great Migration on the John Batchelor Radio Show
Posted: Thu. July 20, 2017, 5:28pm PT

Research Fellow Bradley Gardner, author of China's Great Migration speaks with national radio host John Batchelor and his co-host, China expert Gordon Chang about China's great economic miracle. The migration of of more than 260 million people from their birthplaces to China's most economically vibrant cities. The migration has reshaped the global economy and also reshaped the country's culture and the government's grip on property rights. Gardner talks of his personal experience in China and what problems the new economy in China faces.

Recorded: Wed. July 12, 2017
Experts: Bradley M. Gardner
Type: Radio
Issues: Immigration