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Freedom Academy in Greenville, SC

Saturday, October 5, 2013 8:00 AM

Hyatt Regency Greenville

Regency Ballroom AB

220 North Main Street

Greenville, SC 29601


FEE has partnered with The Lowndes Foundation and The South Carolina Policy Council to host a one-day Freedom Academy in Greenville, SC, featuring speakers from the Clemson University Institute for the Study of Capitalism.
Local leaders and students will gather on Saturday, October 5, 2013 in Greenville, SC to discuss the foundational principles of freedom.
Speakers include Andrew Bernstein, C. Bradley Thompson, Jack Chambless, Ashley Landess, and Lawrence Reed. 
Registration is free to both students and adults for this event. 
For sponsorship opportunities, please view our Sponsorship Information Packet.
If you want to invite friends, here is a registration form to send them.
Need hotel accomodations? We have a room block reserved: 
Hyatt Regency Greenville
220 N Main St
Greenville, SC 29601.
Rate $139.00. Book by September 15 to get the reduced rate.




9:00 am - Open registration and light continental breakfast served
9:30 am - Welcome from Ashley Landess, President, SCPC; Lawrence Reed, President, FEE; and C. Bradley Thompson, Executive Director, Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism
9:50 am - "Are We Rome?" -- Lawrence Reed
10:30 am - "Why Economic Education is Crucial" -- Jack Chambless
11:15 am - Break
11:30 am - "The Principled Defense of Freedom”  - Brad Thompson
12:15 am - Lunch
1:00 pm - Short videos
1:15 pm - “The freest state in America – what it looks like and how to get there.”  -- Ashley Landess
2:00 pm - "The Moral is the Practical" - Andrew  Bernstein 
2:45 pm - Break
3:00 pm - "Playing hardball - what does winning look like?" – Talbert Black
3:45 pm - Group Q&A session
4:15 pm - Conclusion
Read more about the speakers:

Andrew Bernstein

Professor Bernstein teaches Philosophy at SUNY Purchase, which selected him “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” in 2004.
He is the author of: Capitalist Solutions: A Philosophy of American Moral Dilemmas (2011), The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic, and Philosophic Case for Laissez-Faire (2005); Objectivism in One Lesson: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Ayn Rand (2008); and Capitalism Unbound: The Incontestable Moral Case for Individual Rights (2010).
His op-ed essays have been published in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, Capitalism Magazine, The Baltimore Sun, The Atlanta Constitution, The Washington Times, The Los Angeles Daily News, The Houston Chronicle and many others.
Dr. Bernstein lectures regularly at American universities, speaking on a broad range of intellectual topics. He has given addresses at: Harvard University,