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Upcoming speaking engagements


For readers who may be interested, here are my upcoming speaking engagements over the next few weeks. Some are based on my book Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter, recently published in a much-revised and expanded second edition.

January 19, 12:30-1:30 PM, Duke Law School, Durham, NC, Rm. 4045: "Democracy and Political Ignorance," Duke Law School Federalist Society (with commentary by Duke Public Policy Prof. Pope McCorkle).

January 26, 12:15-1:15, University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, IL, Rm. V: "Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter" (with commentary by University of Chicago Bigelow Fellow Michael Pollack). Sponsored by the University of Chicago Law School Federalist Society.

Jan. 30, 10-11:15 AM, Reason Foundation, 901 K St., Washington, DC, Conference on Immigration Reform: "The Moral Case for Increasing Immigration" (this event is still tentative).

February 9, 12-1 PM, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law Denver, CO: "The Free Market Conservative Case for Open Borders Immigration." UPDATE: This one has been cancelled due to a schedule conflict at the University of Denver.

February 10, 12-1, Colorado Federalist Society, Lawyers Division Chapter, Denver, CO: "Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter."

February 18, University of San Diego Law School, Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference, San Diego, CA: "The Original Scope of Federal and State Power Over Immigration" (with commentary by University of Michigan law Prof. Richard Primus).

February 22, noon-1:15, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, Columbus, OH: "The Free Market Conservative Case for Open Borders Immigration"(sponsored by the Ohio State Federalist Society).

February 23,noon-1:15, Capital University Law School, Columbus, OH: Topic TBA (Sponsored by the Capital University Federalist Society).

February 24, Columbus Federalist Society Lawyers Division Chapter, 12-1:15 PM: "Federalism and Sanctuary Cities." I have written about this topic here and here.

UPDATE: The February 24 event had to be cancelled because of a schedule conflict that emerged. It will, however, likely be rescheduled to early May.