My Wellesley


Connecting Freedom to Current Events

January 16-19, 2017

All sessions and meals will take place in PNE 349. If you have any questions, you should email Josh McCabe ( or Caryn Sowa (

Day 1 (January 16) – The Meaning of Freedom.

8:30-9:30am: Continental breakfast

9:00-9:30am: Welcome and introductions

9:30-11:30am: J. Brennan on liberty and social justice

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch

1:30-3:30pm: J. McCabe on race and place in America


Day 2 (January 17) – Freedom to Learn and Earn.

8:30-9:30am: Continental breakfast

9:30-11:30am: O. Wasow on school choice in theory and practice

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch

1:30-3:30pm: K. Weeden on the sociology of rent-seeking


Day 3 (January 18) – Global Perspectives on Freedom.

8:30-9:30am: Continental breakfast

9:30-11:30am: I. Logvinenko on the new authoritarianism

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch

1:30-3:30pm: J. El-Hage on the global case for freedom of expression


Day 4 (January 19) – Realizing Freedom.

8:30-9:30am: Continental breakfast

9:30-11:30am: N. Hajj on finding dignity in property rights

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch

1:30-3:30pm:  F. Rojas on social movements for freedom

3:30-4:00pm: Closing remarks