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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Could the eye-opening reports on the government’s accessing all phone and electronic communications along with the reaction to the Boston Bombing be setting into motion a chain of events of ominous significance? What should Americans be most concerned about?

You are cordially invited to join with us for a special evening, in association with our Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminars, as we discuss these timely issues.

Moderated by Senior Vice President Mary Theroux, the program will feature Independent Institute fellows Robert Higgs and Anthony Gregory to discuss the eye-opening revelations of systematic government spying on the entire citizenry including NSA accessing all phone and electronic communications, USPS photocopying the exterior of all mail, and the dangers posed to liberty and security by these and other such unchecked and unconstitutional powers.

Thursday, July 18th
Wine & Cheese Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Program: 7:00 p.m.

Independent Institute Conference Center
100 Swan Way, Oakland, CA 94621-1428

General Admission: $15 ($10 for Members)

Robert Higgs
Senior Fellow in Political Economy at The Independent Institute, Editor at Large of The Independent Review and author of Crisis and Leviathan, Delusions of Power, Neither Liberty nor Safety, and other books.
Anthony Gregory
Research Fellow, Director of Student Programs, and author of the new book The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the King’s Prerogative to the War on Terror (Cambridge University Press for The Independent Institute).
Mary L. G. Theroux
Senior Vice President at The Independent Institute, a columnist for The Huffington Post, and Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the Alameda County Salvation Army.
Challenge of Liberty Sponsorships

Thanks to the generous donors listed below, we've been able to launch our 2013 Summer Seminars, but we still depend on your further support in order to fund scholarships for students.

El Pomar Foundation • Rodney Fund
Daniels Fund • Anschutz Foundation

Please consider helping us influence the next generation by joining us with a tax-deductible Challenge of Liberty Sponsorship.

Bronze: $500 • Silver: $1,000
Gold: $2,500 • Platinum: $5,000 • Diamond: $10,000

Sponsors receive two VIP seatings for the event, program recognition, a copy of the 25th Anniversary Edition of Crisis and Leviathan by Robert Higgs, a DVD of the event, and the opportunity to have their questions featured by the panel. A special private VIP reception will be held at 6 p.m. for Sponsors.

Featured Books for Sale at Event


  • Catalyst
  • Beyond Homeless