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Upcoming "Virtual" Speaking Engagements—And I'm Open to Doing More [Reposted]

A list of my upcoming online speaking engagements on various law and public policy issues. I am "open for business" for additional talks, too.


NOTE: I am reposting this, because many additional events have been added since I previously posted it on August 16. I will continue to update the post as new events come online.

Over the last few months, it has been virtually impossible to do in-person speaking engagements. However, I have done quite a few online, and have more scheduled over the next few months. Here are videos of recent online talks I gave about my book Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration and Political Freedom for the Cato Institute (with commentary by economist Bryan Caplan and immigration law scholar Peter Margulies), and the University of Torcuato Di Tella law faculty Seminar on Law, Economics, and Regulation (Argentina). Below is a list of all currently scheduled talks from now through the end of the year (all of them virtual).

If you are a student, faculty, member or otherwise affiliated with one of the host institutions, you should be able to get information from them on how to sign on to view  these talks. Some may also allow members of the general public to listen and ask questions. In some cases, there will also be video posted online afterwards.

And if you would like to invite me to give a "virtual" talk about any of my areas of expertise (described in more detail at my website here) at your own university, think thank, or other similar organization, please feel free to contact me!

Virtual speaking events have some disadvantages relative to in-person ones. But they do have the benefit of being easier and cheaper to set up. If the talk is about one of my books, the organizer will get a free copy, and it might be possible to provide discount copies for at least some audience members.

Most of the talks below are about my new book Free to Move (the Introduction, which includes an overview of the rest of the book, is available for free download here). But I'm more than happy to speak about other topics within my areas of expertise, as well.

All times in the eastern time zone, unless otherwise noted.

September 14, 4-5:30 PM, Case Western Reserve University School of Law: "Immigration and the Constitution," Constitution Day Conference. Details on how to view here.

September 17, 12:00-1:30 PM, Law and Economics Center, George Mason University and Maurer School of Law, University of Indiana, "Crossing Borders, Breaking Borders: New Ideas about Migration, Secession, and Political Freedom,"(co-sponsored virtual event) sign-up available here: "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration and Political Freedom." Event will also include presentation by Univ. of Indiana law Prof. Timothy Waters about his new book Boxing Pandora: Rethinking Borders, States, and Secession in a Democratic World, and commentary by Prof. Sanford Levinson (University of Texas School of Law).

September 24, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 12-1 PM Mountain time/1-2 PM eastern time: "Free to Move: Foot Voting Migration, and Political Freedom." Free registration here.

September 29, noon-1:30 (approximate time), Yale Law School, New Haven, CT: "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration and Political Freedom" (with commentary and moderation by Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken). Sponsored by Yale Federalist Society.

September 29, 5-6 PM, Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA: "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom"

September 30, 3-4:30 PM, Puerto Rico Federalist Society, San Juan, PR: "The Case for 'Normal' Judicial Review of Emergency Policies—Covid 19 and Beyond." Sponsored by the Puerto Rico Federalist Society, Lawyers Division.

October 1, 12:15-1:30 (approximate time), Cornell Law School, Ithaca, NY: "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration and Political Freedom"

October 6, noon-1:30 (approximate time), Duke Law School, Durham, NC: "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration and Political Freedom" (with commentary by Duke law Prof. Guy Charles). Sponsored by Duke Federalist Society.

October 8, Time TBD, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ: "The Free Market Conservative Case for Open Borders Immigration" (tentative title). Sponsored by the Arizona State Federalist Society.

October 9, 1-2:15 PM, Institute for Liberal Studies, Ottawa, Canada: "Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter" (based on my book of the same title). Free registration available here.

October 16, 12-1:15 PM, Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, GA: "The Case for Strong Judicial Enforcement of Federalism," (tentative title) (with commentary by Georgia State law Prof. Eric Segall). Co-sponsored by the GSU American Constitution Society and GSU Federalist Society.

October 22, 4-5:30 PM, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA: "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom" (moderated by Harvard economics Prof. Edward Glaeser). Co-sponsored by the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Rappaport Center for Greater Boston. Free registration here.

October 27, Columbia Law School, New York, NY, 12:45-2 PM: "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration and Political Freedom."  Sponsored by Columbia Federalist Society. Free registration here.

October 28, R Street Institute, Washington, DC, 1-2:15 PM: "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration and Political Freedom." Event entitled "Between Two Ilyas: Judicial Nominations, Immigration, and Political Freedom." With Ilya Shapiro, who will discuss hi new book Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America's Highest Court. Free registration available here.

October 29, 3:45-5 PM Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA: "The Case for Foot Voting" (tentative title). With commentary by Prof. Michael Evans.

October 30, 12 central/1 PM eastern-1:15 central/2:15 PM eastern, Evansville Federalist Society Lawyers Division Chapter, Evansville, IN: Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom."

November 10, 11-12 AM (US Eastern time)/4-5 PM (UK time), Institute of Economic Affairs, London, UK: "Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom"

I will update this post regularly, as additional information about speaking engagements comes in.