Speakers

Speakers, talks and events will be added periodically, as they are confirmed. Check back for updates.

Richard SalsmanEconomist

Richard M. Salsman is founder and president of InterMarket Forecasting, Inc. and assistant professor of political economy at Duke University. Previously he was an economist at Wainwright Economics, Inc. and a banker at the Bank of New York and Citibank. Dr. Salsman has authored three books – Gold and Liberty (1995), Breaking the Banks: Central Banking Problems and Free Banking Solutions (1990), and The Political Economy of Public Credit: Three Centuries of Theory and Evidence (2017) – as well as six chapters in edited volumes, and numerous articles. His work has appeared in the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, Reason Papers, Independent Review, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes, the Economist, the Financial Post, the Intellectual Activist, and The Objective Standard (where he is also a Contributing Editor). From 2010 to 2013 he also authored 78 essays at Forbes.com. Dr. Salsman earned his B.A. in economics from Bowdoin College (1981), his M.A. in economics from New York University (1988), and his Ph.D. in political economy from Duke University (2012). At Duke he teaches in the prestigious, interdisciplinary “PPE” Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

Richard SalsmanEconomist

Richard M. Salsman is founder and president of InterMarket Forecasting, Inc. and assistant professor of political economy at Duke University. Previously he was an economist at Wainwright Economics, Inc. and a banker at the Bank of New York and Citibank. Dr. Salsman has authored three books – Gold and Liberty (1995), Breaking the Banks: Central Banking Problems and Free Banking Solutions (1990), and The Political Economy of Public Credit: Three Centuries of Theory and Evidence (2017) – as well as six chapters in edited volumes, and numerous articles. His work has appeared in the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, Reason Papers, Independent Review, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes, the Economist, the Financial Post, the Intellectual Activist, and The Objective Standard (where he is also a Contributing Editor). From 2010 to 2013 he also authored 78 essays at Forbes.com. Dr. Salsman earned his B.A. in economics from Bowdoin College (1981), his M.A. in economics from New York University (1988), and his Ph.D. in political economy from Duke University (2012). At Duke he teaches in the prestigious, interdisciplinary “PPE” Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

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Rucka Rucka AliEntertainer

Tully Laz, more popularly known by his stage name "Rucka Rucka Ali", has worked in the entertainment business for over a decade, with experience in radio, comedy, music, and voiceover. A longtime student of Objectivism, Tully has participated in public discourse via many broadcasts, interviews and panels.

Rucka Rucka AliEntertainer

Tully Laz, more popularly known by his stage name "Rucka Rucka Ali", has worked in the entertainment business for over a decade, with experience in radio, comedy, music, and voiceover. A longtime student of Objectivism, Tully has participated in public discourse via many broadcasts, interviews and panels.

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Petter SandstadMPhil, Philosophy, 2012, University of Oslo

Petter Sandstad is a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Rostock. He is employed in the DFG-funded project ‘Formal Causation in Aristotle and in Analytic Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science’ (2018–2020). His publications are both on ancient philosophy—specifically on Aristotle and on Socrates—and on contemporary metaphysics.

Petter SandstadMPhil, Philosophy, 2012, University of Oslo

Petter Sandstad is a doctoral student in philosophy at the University of Rostock. He is employed in the DFG-funded project ‘Formal Causation in Aristotle and in Analytic Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science’ (2018–2020). His publications are both on ancient philosophy—specifically on Aristotle and on Socrates—and on contemporary metaphysics.

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