Video Archives

Watch videos from events hosted by the Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth at NDSU.

Menard Family Distinguished Speaker Series

Fall 2023
Ian Rowe
A Conversation on Agency, Education, and Upward Mobility with Ian Rowe

Ian Rowe is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on education and upward mobility, family formation, and adoption. Mr. Rowe is also the cofounder of Vertex Partnership Academies, a new network of character-based International Baccalaureate high schools opening in the Bronx in 2022; the chairman of the board of Spence-Chapin, a nonprofit adoption services organization; and the cofounder of the National Summer School Initiative. He concurrently serves as a senior visiting fellow at the Woodson Center and a writer for the 1776 Unites Campaign.

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Robert Lawson and Benjamin Powell
Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World, Author Visit

Robert Lawson is a Clinical Professor and holds the Jerome M. Fullinwider Centennial Chair in Economic Freedom; he also is director of the Bridwell Institute for Economic Freedom at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Cox School of Business. He earned his Ph.D. and MS in Economics from Florida State University and his BS in Economics from the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University. He previously taught at Auburn University, Capital University, and Shawnee State University. Dr. Lawson is a founding co-author of the Fraser Institute's Economic Freedom of the World annual report, which presents an economic freedom index for over 160 countries. Lawson has authored or co-authored over 100 journal articles, book chapters, policy reports, and book reviews. With Benjamin Powell, he is co-author of the Amazon Bestseller, Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World (Regnery Publishing).

Benjamin Powell is the executive director of the Free Market Institute and a professor of economics in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration at Texas Tech University. He is a Senior Fellow with the Independent Institute, Secretary-Treasurer of the Southern Economic Association, Secretary-Treasurer of The Association of Private Enterprise Education, and Treasurer of The Mont Pelerin Society. He earned his B.S. in economics and finance from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.

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David Bobb
Constitution Day Event Speaker

David Bobb joined the Bill of Rights Institute (BRI) as president in 2013. A nationally recognized leader in civic education, David has worked for 25 years to build strong civic learning programs that engage the hearts and minds of young people. BRI is the nation’s leading providers of free, open education resources and professional development programs for secondary school teachers of American civics and history. Previously David worked for twelve years at Hillsdale College, where as founding director of the Washington, D.C.-based Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies, and Citizenship he created educational resources and programs accessed by millions of Americans. Author of Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America’s Greatest Virtue (HarperCollins, 2013), and a chapter on Frederick Douglass in a recent volume (Oxford University Press, 2019), David has written for publications including the Wall Street Journal and Fast Company, and is currently writing a book on the future of civics. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from Boston College.

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Spring 2023
Vernon Smith

Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, Vernon Smith, discusses Adam Smith's Theory of Society: In celebration of the 300th anniversary year of his birth. Adam Smith wrote perceptively and deeply on the roots of stable society in the rules of Beneficence and Justice we learn to follow. That learning, Smith argues, begins in earnest when we first have play fellows, who let us know when we do nice things for them, or not-nice things to them. Thus, do we enter The Great School of Self-Command, and none of us can scarce live long enough not to continue to learn fair-play rules from each other.  The rules of justice define property in our bodies by limiting murder; property in the products of our mind and body by limiting theft and robbery; property in each other’s promises by limiting violation of contract. These bottom-up principles were captured by the English, Scotch, and Irish emigrants who migrated to the West, some of whom wrote the National Constitutions we live by. Smith's presentation is followed by a moderated Q&A with the audience.

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Gabriela Santos
Keynote for Financial Markets Day

Gabriela D. Santos, Managing Director, is a Global Market Strategist on the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Global Market Insights Strategy Team. In this role, Gabriela is responsible for delivering timely market and economic insights to institutional and retail clients across the U.S. and  Latin America. In addition, Gabriela conducts research on the global economy and capital markets and is responsible for the development of the Guide to the Markets, Guide to China, and Guide to the Markets - Latin America, amongst other publications. Gabriela has played an instrumental role in the development of the team's research on Chinese markets and the expansion of the Market Insights program in Latin America. Gabriela is also a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, and other financial news outlets and is often quoted in the financial press.

John List

John A. List is the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago. His research focuses on questions in microeconomics, with a particular emphasis on using field experiments to address both positive and normative issues. For decades his field experimental research has focused on issues related to the inner-workings of markets, the effects of various incentives schemes on market equilibria and allocations, how behavioral economics can augment the standard economic model, on early childhood education and interventions, and most recently on the gender earnings gap in the gig economy (using evidence from rideshare drivers). His research includes over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and several published books. He has received several awards and served on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors in 2022-2003.

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Glenn Loury

Glenn C. Loury is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University.  As an academic economist, Professor Loury has published mainly in the areas of applied microeconomic theory, game theory, industrial organization, natural resource economics, and the economics of race and inequality. As a prominent social critic and public intellectual, writing mainly on the themes of racial inequality and social policy, he has published over 200 essays and reviews in journals of public affairs in the U.S. and abroad.  He has received numerous awards and held several prestigious leadership positions.  He is also the author of four books and host of “The Glenn Show.”

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Fall 2022
Sam Peltzman
A Conversation with Sam Peltzman

Dr. Sam Peltzman is the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Chicago. His research has focused on issues related to the interface between the public sector and the private economy, including the economics of regulation, banking, automobile safety, pharmaceutical innovation, the growth of government, the political economy of public education, and the economic analysis of voters and legislators. He served as senior staff economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers during the Nixon administration, and he is currently an editor at the Journal of Law and Economics. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1965. 

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Mark Mills
Technology and the Future: The '20s Will (Yet) Roar

Mark P. Mills is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a faculty fellow at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University. He is a co-founder and strategic partner in Montrose Lane, a software-centric energy-tech venture fund; previously, he cofounded Digital Power Capital and was chairman and CTO of ICx Technologies. He is a bestselling author, host of the new podcast "The Last Optimist," and a frequent media contributor. Mills served in the White House Science Office during the Reagan administration and worked as an experimental physicist and development engineer at Canada's Bell Labs. 

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Magatte Wade
The Heart of the Cheetah: Entrepreneurship and Prosperity in Africa

Magatte Wade is a serial entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, and visionary business leader with a passion for creating positive change in Africa. She is the founder and CEO of SkinIsSkin.com, "the lip balm with a mission," and she has created successful high-end retail brands inspired by diverse African traditions. She is passionate about the role of free markets in overcoming poverty and the role of enterprise to tackle social issues and entrepreneurial education. She was named a Forbes “20 Youngest Power Women in Africa,” a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum at Davos, a TED Global Africa Fellow, and a "Leading Woman in Wellness” by the Global Wellness Summit. 

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Spring 2022
Jason Riley
Upward Mobility and Race in America

Jason Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, where he has published opinion pieces for more than 20 years. Topics include politics, economics, education, immigration, social inequality, and race. He is the author of five books, including the 2021 biography “Maverick,” which chronicles the life of public intellectual Thomas Sowell. His most recent book, “The Black Boom,” is an assessment of the shrinking black-white gaps in joblessness, income, poverty, and other measures prior to the pandemic.

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Liz Ann Sonders
Keynote for Financial Markets Day

As Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab, Liz Ann Sonders has a range of investment strategy responsibilities, from market and economic analysis to investor education, all focused on the individual investor. A keynote speaker at numerous industry conferences, Liz Ann is regularly quoted in financial publications, and she appears as a regular guest on news programs. Liz Ann has been named “Best Market Strategist” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and one of SmartMoney magazine’s “Power 30.” Barron’s has named her to its “100 Most Influential Women in Finance” list and Investment Advisor has included her on the “IA 25,” its list of the 25 most important people in and around the financial advisory profession.

Vernon L. Smith
A Conversation with Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith

Dr. Vernon L. Smith was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002 for his groundbreaking work in experimental economics. Dr. Smith has joint appointments with the Argyros School of Business and Economics and the Fowler School of Law at Chapman University. He has authored or co-authored more than 350 articles and books on capital theory, finance, natural resource economics, and experimental economics. Dr. Smith completed his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at the California Institute of Technology, his master's degree in economics at the University of Kansas, and his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University.

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Fall 2021
Emily Oster

Emily Oster is professor of economics at Brown University and author of three best-selling books on pregnancy and parenting: Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong - and What You Really Need to KnowCribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool, and The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years. Her academic work focuses on health economics and statistical methods. In addition, she writes the newsletter ParentData and serves as executive director for the COVID-19 School Data Hub. 

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Alice Marie Johnson
From Prison to Promise

Alice Marie Johnson is a formal federal inmate who brings a passionate and personal perspective to the criminal justice reform movement. Her story received world-wide attention when Kim Kardashian West advocated for her release from a mandatory life sentence without parole. After over 21 years in federal prison for her first and only conviction in a nonviolent drug case, President Donald Trump granted her clemency in 2018 and a full pardon in 2020. She is the founder and CEO of the Taking Action for Good Foundation and author of the best-selling memoir After Life: My Journey from Incarceration to Freedom

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Tyler VanderWeele
On the Promotion of Human Flourishing

Tyler VanderWeele is the director of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University's Institute for Quantitative Social Science. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University in mathematics, philosophy, theology, finance and applied economics, and biostatistics. His research spans psychiatric and social epidemiology; the science of happiness and flourishing; and the study of religion and health. He has published over 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of three books. 

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Spring 2021
J.D. Vance
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

J.D. Vance grew up in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school and served in Iraq. A graduate of the Ohio State University and Yale Law School, he has contributed to the National Review and is a principal at a leading Silicon Valley investment firm. He is the author of the #1 New York Times best-seller Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in CrisisHillbilly Elegy tells the true story of upward mobility and examines the social, regional, and class decline of white working-class Americans.

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Emily Chamlee-Wright
Free Speech on Campuses and Our Road Back to Good Conversations

Emily Chamlee-Wright is the president and CEO of the Institute for Humane Studies, which supports and partners with scholars working within the classical liberal tradition to advance higher education's core purpose of intellectual discovery and human progress. Prior to joining IHS in 2016, Dr. Chamlee-Wright served as provost and dean at Washington College and professor of economics and associate dean at Beloit College. She has six books to her credit and is an expert on the complex and often fraught topic of free speech policy and governance in higher education. She earned her PhD in economics from George Mason University.

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Ambassador Susan Schwab
Trade Talks and Trailblazing: Lessons from a Former U.S. Trade Representative

Ambassador Susan Schwab served as U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) from 2006-2009 and deputy USTR from 2005-2006. Earlier in her career, she served as assistant secretary of commerce and director-general of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, as a trade staffer and legislative director for Senator John C. Danforth, and as a foreign service officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. She began her career as an agricultural trade negotiator at USTR. In academia, she served as dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. She holds a bachelor's degree from Williams College; a master's degree from Stanford University; and a Ph.D. from The George Washington University.

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Robert Koopman
COVID-19: Implications for the Future of Globalization and Integration

Robert Koopman serves as the Chief Economist and Director of the Economic Research and Statistics Division at the World Trade Organization. Prior to this post, he served as the Director of Operations and Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. International Trade Commission. He is also an associate professor at the Graduate Institute of Geneva and research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

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Fall 2020
Arthur Brooks

Arthur C. Brooks is Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and Arthur C. Patterson Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Business School. Before joining the Harvard faculty in July of 2019, he served for ten years as president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a public policy think tank in Washington, DC. Brooks is the author of 11 books, including the national bestsellers “Love Your Enemies” (2019), “The Conservative Heart” (2015), and “The Road to Freedom” (2012). He is a columnist for The Atlantic, host of the podcast The Art of Happiness with Arthur Brooks, and subject of the 2019 documentary film “The Pursuit.”

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Edward Glaeser
Pandemics and Geography: How Does COVID-19 Change America's Spatial Economy

Edward Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1992. He regularly teaches microeconomics theory, and occasionally urban and public economics. He has served as Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, and Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. He has published dozens of papers on cities economic growth, law, and economics. In particular, his work has focused on the determinants of city growth and the role of cities as centers of idea transmission. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1992.

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Spring 2020
Johan Norberg
Why I am an Optimist. Why this is the Golden Era of Human Development, and Why You Don't Know It. 

Johan Norberg is an author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker, with documentaries on globalization, economic development and free trade. He is the author and editor of several books, including Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future, named a "book of the year" by The Guardian, The Economist and The Observer. He is a native of Sweden, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC, and the European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels, Belgium. For his work, Norberg has received the Distinguished Sir Antony Fisher Memorial Award from the Atlas Foundation, the Walter Judd Freedom Award, the Julian Simon Memorial Award and the gold medal from the German Hayek Stiftung, that year shared with Margaret Thatcher.

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Fall 2019
John Allison
The Philosophical Fight for the Future of America

John Allison is the former chairman and CEO of BB&T Corp., the 10th-largest financial services holding company headquartered in the United States. He is the author of “The Financial Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why Pure Capitalism is the World Economy’s Only Hope” and “The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why the Future of Business Depends on the Return to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” He was president and CEO of the Cato Institute, a public policy think tank dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace, from 2012 to 2015. He is currently an executive-in-residence at the Wake Forest School of Business.


Human Progress and Flourishing Workshop

Spring 2024
John Bitzan | American Student Attitudes Toward Viewpoint Diversity, Human Progress and Economic Systems

Dr. John Bitzan is the Menard Family Director of the Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth and professor of management at North Dakota State University. 

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Ben Klutsey | Polarization and Pluralism: Living Together Amidst Deep Differences

Klutsey holds dual roles at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, serving as the Director of Academic Outreach and Director of the Program on Pluralism and Civil Exchange.

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Fall 2023
Raymond March | FDA Regulation, Unintended Consequences, and Solutions

Dr. Raymond March is an assistant professor of economics and a scholar at the Challey Institute at North Dakota State University.

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Alicia Plemmons | Rural Health Care Access in North Dakota: Unlocking the Potential of Health Care Providers

Dr. Alicia Plemmons is an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Business at West Virginia University.

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Thomas Stratmann | Enhancing the Business Climate and Incentivizing Business Development on North Dakota Reservations

Dr. Thomas Stratmann is a Distinguished University Professor of Economics and Law at George Mason University. 

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Lorraine Davis | Economic Opportunity and Flourishing for Native Americans

Lorraine Davis is the Founder and CEO of Native American Development Center and Native Inc. 

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Eric Kohn and Frances Hui | The Hong Konger: Jimmy Lai's Extraordinary Struggle for Freedom

Eric Kohn is the producer of the film, The Hong Konger. Frances Hui is the first public activist from Hong Kong to receive political asylum in the U.S.

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Robert Anthony Peters | Tank Man: The Story of the Unknown Man Who Defined Resistance to Tyranny for a Generation

Robert Anthony Peters is an actor, director, writer, and the creator of the film, Tank Man. 

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Spring 2023
Ian Rowe | Agency, Not Equity – A Path to Achieve Excellence for All Versus Universal Mediocrity

Ian Rowe is a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

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Gena Gorlin | Building the Builders: Starting with Ourselves - Building Innovative and Entrepreneurial Traits

Dr. Gena Gorlin is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Siri Terjesen | Cronyism vs. Capitalism and the Importance of Understanding the Difference

Dr. Siri A. Terjesen is Professor & Associate Dean for Research and External Relations at FAU Business.

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Ahmad Al Asady | Corruption, Entrepreneurship, and Growth

Dr. Ahmad Al Asady is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Department of Management and Marketing and a Scholar at the Challey Institute at North Dakota State University.

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Zahid Anwar | Cybersecurity

Dr. Zahid Anwar is an Associate Professor of Cybersecurity in the Department of Computer Science and Challey Institute Scholar at North Dakota State University. 

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Jeremy Straub | Cybersecurity

Dr. Jeremy Straub is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Challey Institute Fellow at North Dakota State University. 

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Meera Sridhar | The Impact of Cyberattacks and Vulnerabilities on Our Daily Lives

Dr. Meera Sridhar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Software and Information Systems at UNC Charlotte.

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Fall 2022
Sarah Low | Entrepreneurship and Regional Economic Development

Dr. Sarah Low is head of the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Thomas Krumel | Contextualizing the post-COVID-19 (Rural) Labor Market

Dr. Thomas Krumel is an assistant professor of economics and a scholar of the Challey Institute at North Dakota State University.

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Noah Dormady | Business and Economic Resilience in Disasters

Dr. Noah Dormady is an associate professor of public policy at The Ohio State University.

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Alfredo Roa-Henriquez | The Role of the Resource Sharing Resilience Tactic in the Context of Disasters and COVID-19

Dr. Alfredo Roa-Henriquez is an assistant professor of logistics and a scholar of the Challey Institute at North Dakota State University.

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Christopher Blattman | Why We Fight

Dr. Christopher Blattman is the Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at The University of Chicago.

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Elizabeth Carlson

Dr. Elizabeth Carlson is an assistant professor of political science and a scholar of the Challey Institute at North Dakota State University.

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Spring 2022
Ilana Redstone | The Uncertainty Principle

Dr. Ilana Redstone is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Kerianne Lawson | Transformation through Ownership: The Khaya Lam Project

Dr. Kerianne Lawson is an assistant professor of economics and a scholar of the Challey Institute at North Dakota State University.

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Dennis Coates | Economic Freedom and the Russian Federation

Dr. Dennis Coates is a professor of economics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. 

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Kristen Monaco | Assessing the Impact of Autonomous Trucks on the Labor Market

Dr. Kristen Monaco is the chief economist of the Federal Maritime Commission.

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Daniel Bennett | Populist Discourse and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Daniel Bennett is an assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship at the University of Louisville.

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James Peoples | Transportation Technology's Contribution to Societal Welfare

Dr. James Peoples is a professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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Abigail Devereaux | The Clarke's Law Gap: How Magical Innovation Outpaces Regulation

Dr. Abigail Devereaux is an assistant professor of economics at Wichita State University. 

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Fall 2021
Bradley Campbell | Social Justice, Sociology, and Moral Humility

Dr. Bradley Campbell is a professor of sociology at California State University, Los Angeles.

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Benjamin Klutsey | Unleashing Market Forces in Post-Colonial Ghana

Benjamin Klutsey is the director of academic outreach at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

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Colleen Haight | The Prophet Function: Lessons from Delphi

Dr. Colleen Haight is a professor of economics at San Jose State University. 

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Sameeksha Desai | Before Start: Policy and Access to Entrepreneurship Opportunity

Dr. Sameeksha Desai is an associate professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.

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Bradford Wilcox | Orphaned: How Our Political Class Has Failed the American Family

Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox is a professor of sociology and the director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia.

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Carol Graham | Hope, Despair, and Divided Futures in post-COVID America

Dr. Carol Graham is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a professor at the University of Maryland, and a senior scientist at Gallup.

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Ben Winchester | Rewriting the Rural Narrative

Dr. Ben Winchester is a senior research fellow with the Extension Center for Community Vitality at the University of Minnesota Extension.

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IDEAS Research Workshop

Spring 2021
Marian Tupy | Most Things are Getting Better, Yet People Remain Pessimistic

Dr. Marian Tupy is the editor of Human​Progress​.org, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity and co‐​author of The Simon Project.

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Ben Winchester | Rewriting the Rural Narrative

Dr. Ben Winchester is a senior research fellow with the Extension Center for Community Vitality at the University of Minnesota Extension. Presentation

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Greg Lukianoff | America's Failed 40-Year Experiment with Hate Speech Codes, and the Global Costs

Greg Lukianoff is an attorney, New York Times best-selling author, and the President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

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Adam Thierer | What Vision Will Govern the Future of Innovation

Adam Thierer is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

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Maria Minniti | Innovation and Regulations in an Emerging Industry

Dr. Maria Minniti is the Bantle Chair in Entrepreneurship and Public Policy and director of the Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society at Syracuse University.

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Patrick Wolf | Three Empirical Studies on School Choice and Student Outcomes

Dr. Patrick Wolf is a distinguished professor of education policy and 21st Century Endowed Chair in School Choice at the University of Arkansas.

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Marta Podemska-Mikluch | Foregone Innovation

Dr. Marta Podemska-Mikluch is an associate professor of economics and the Marcia Page and John Huepenbecker Endowed Professor of Entrepreneurship at Gustavus Adolphus College.

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Fall 2020
Matthew Clancy | The Case for Remote Work

Dr. Matthew Clancy is an assistant teaching professor at Iowa State University affiliated with the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative and the Department of Economics.

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Edward Timmons | Too Much License?

Dr. Edward Timmons is a professor of economics and director of the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation at Saint Francis University. 

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James Caton | Virtue in Civic Discourse and the Roots of Liberalism

Dr. James Caton is an assistant professor of economics and a faculty fellow of the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise at North Dakota State University. 

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Wenhong Chen | Zoom or Doom in the Age of CyberSovereignty and Digital Nationalism

Dr. Wenhong Chen is an associate professor of media studies and sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. 

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Bradford Wilcox | For the Sake of the Children

Dr. W. Bradford Wilcox is director of the National Marriage Project and a professor of sociology at the University of Virginia.

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Rajshree Agarwal | Fostering Enterprise and Creating Value in Trade 

Dr. Rajshree Agarwal is chair and professor in entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland and director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets. 

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Jan Pfister | Innovating Under Pressure and the Speeding Up of Organizational Life

Dr. Jan Pfister is a senior lecturer at Turku School of Economics and a research fellow at the House of Innovation at Stockholm School of Economics. 

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More Events


AI Anywhere and Everywhere 

The NDSU Challey Institute presents an all-day event focused on AI. Five panels presented on a variety of topics, and you may view those recordings below. 

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  • AI in Education  
    • Panelists: Dominic Rosch-Grace (NDSU Computer Science), Jennifer Brandle (NDSU), Andrew Stark (NDSU), Ben Bernard (NDSU School of Design, Art and Architecture), Todd Pringle (John Deere & 701 Fund)  
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  • AI in Society 
    • Panelists: Danielle Hanson (NDSU Computer Science), Cherrell Woodley (Entrepreneur/Entertainer), Francis Martinson (Microsoft), Patrick McCloskey (NDUS Dakota Digital Review), Jerry Rostad (NDUS & Fargo Park Board) 
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  • AI Regulation 
    • Panelists: Jeremy Straub (NDSU Computer Science), Scott Meyer (Chipp.AI), Dominic Rosch-Grace (NDSU Computer Science), Zia Muhammad (NDSU Computer Science), Ahmad Al Asady (NDSU College of Business) 
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  • AI and Professions 
    • Panelists: Ben Bernard (NDSU School of Design, Art and Architecture), Rob Ashe (Avanade), Atif Mohammad (Global Technology Solutions), Ty Pritchard (JLG Architects), Brett Knecht (Ag World Support Systems) 
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  • AI and Human Flourishing 
    • Panelists: Jeremy Straub (NDSU Computer Science), Todd Pringle (John Deere & 701 Fund), Elsa Bernard (NDSU Computer Science), Anthony DeFoe (NDSU Computer Science) 
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ChatGPT Everywhere 
Featuring Mark Mills and Shawn Riley 
 

The NDSU Challey Institute and Dakota Digital Academy are pleased to present an all-day event on AI language models such as ChatGPT and Google Bard. Topics include the impact of AI language models on society, the workforce, education, law, policy and other areas.

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Panel: AI Chatbot and Language Models Technology
Panel: AI Chatbot and Language Models in Design
Panel: AI Chatbot and Language Models in Education
Panel: AI Chatbot and Language Models – Policy Implications
Panel: AI Chatbot and Language Models and the Workforce
Panel: AI Chatbot and Language Models and the Law    
Panel: AI Chatbot and Language Models and Society

Constitution Day 2022
Featuring Justice Jerod Tufte
Moderated by Andrea Smith

North Dakota Supreme Court Justice Jerod E. Tufte discusses the formation and ratification of the United States Constitution and its impact on today’s students. Constitution Day commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. 

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Dakota Digital Discussion
Featuring Steve Malme
Moderated by Dr. John Bitzan and Dr. Kendall Nygard

Digital Transformation: Technology, Business and Career -- A lifelong learning mindset tends to lead to professional opportunities, positive experiences, and career success. In this talk, Steve Malme draws on his professional and personal experiences to address students and professionals who have a passion for pressing the envelope of change. 

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Panel with NDSU Public Health
Featuring Dr. Ali Mokdad, Dr. Lynn Blewett, Dr. Stefanie Haeffele
Moderated by Dr. John Bitzan and Dr. Pamela Jo Johnson

Panelists address issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic such as the economic, health, and social costs of the pandemic and policy responses; the difficult balance in addressing economic, health, and social concerns; and the types of policies that are likely to accelerate the return to a society that is physically and mentally healthy, where economic opportunities are growing, and where there is a greater sense of community.

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