Upcoming talks in Australia and New Zealand

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From May 11 to May 18, I will doing a series of six lectures in Australia and New Zealand, including three focused on the forthcoming revised and expanded second edition of my book Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter. All six events are open to the public. I look forward to meeting Volokh Conspiracy readers who are able to come! Here is the list of all six events:

May 11, 11-12 AM, New Zealand Initiative, Wellington, New Zealand: "Urban Development and Public Takings for Private Use," New Zealand Initiative, Level 12, 36 Brandon Street, Bayley's Building. This talk is in part based on my book The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain.

May 11, 12:30-1:30 PM, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand: "Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter." Room GBLT 4.

May 15, 2-3:10 PM, Australian Libertarian Society Friedman Conference, Sydney, Australia: "Libertarianism and Science Fiction," panel on "Libertarianism in Fantasy and Scif Fi" (with Trevor Burrus, Austen Erickson, and Trish Jha). Aerial UTS Function Centre, 235 Jones Street, Level 7, Building 10, Ultimo NSW 2007818-820.

May 15, 4:40-5:25 PM, Australian Libertarian Society Friedman Conference, Sydney, Australia: "Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter." Aerial UTS Function Centre, 235 Jones Street, Level 7, Building 10, Ultimo NSW 2007818-820.

May 16, 6-8 PM, Supreme Court Building, Brisbane, Australia (talk co-sponsored by the University of Queensland T.C. Beirne School of Law, the Australian Institute for Progress, and the Australian Association of Constitutional Law): "Democracy and Political Ignorance." With commentary by Australian legal scholars James Allan and Graeme Orr. Supreme Court Library Conference Room, Level 12
Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, 415 George Street. Registration soon to available here (scroll down).

May 18, 6-7:30 PM, Alliance Hotel, Spring Hill, Australia (suburb near center of Brisbane) (co-sponsored by the University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law, and the Australian Institute for Progress): "Prime Directives in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: The Politics of Star Trek and Star Wars." Leichardt Room, The Alliance Hotel, 320 Boundary Street, Spring Hill, Q 4000.