We host events to promote engaging ideas on campus and in our community.

Spring 2024 Events

February 28

Tami Reller | Former CEO of Duly Health and Care, former CFO of Microsoft Windows, and former Microsoft Executive Vice President of Marketing

March 20

Douglas Irwin | John French Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College 

April 11 | Financial Markets Day

Fireside Chat and Panelist: Charlie Bobrinskoy| Vice Chairman, Head of Ariel Investment Group and Portfolio Manager of Ariel Focused Value, Ariel Focus Fund

Panelist: Rob Britton, CFA | Partner/Sr. Portfolio Manager, Minneapolis Portfolio Management Group; and President & Chair, CFAMN Board of Directors

Panelist: Joe Mahon | Economist, Regional Outreach Director, Public Affairs, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Seminars on Fridays from 10-11 a.m. in Beckwith Recital Hall
Viewpoint Diversity and Civil Discourse

February 2

John Bitzan | Professor of Management and Menard Family Director of the Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth, North Dakota State University, Topic: Is there tolerance of different points of view on campus?  U.S. College Students' attitudes toward free speech, understanding of human progress, and views on capitalism/socialism

February 16

Ben Klutsey | Director of the Program on Pluralism and Civil Exchange, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, Topic: Polarization and Pluralism: Living Together Amidst Deep Differences 

Economic Freedom Throughout the World

March 22

Kerianne Lawson | Assistant Professor of Economics, North Dakota State University, Topic: Women and Economic Freedom

April 5

Antonio Saravia | Associate Professor of Economics, Director of the Center for the Study of Economics and Liberty, Mercer University, Topic: Economic Freedom in Latin America

International Trade

April 19

Kimberly Clausing | Eric M. Zolt Chair in Tax Law and Policy at the UCLA School of Law, Topic: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital

May 3

Sandro Steinbach | Associate Professor and Director of Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies, North Dakota State University, Topic: Geoeconomic Fragmentation: Challenges and Opportunities for the American Heartland


You can find videos of our past events and speakers here



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