Bay Area Events


List of events in the Bay Area of interest to those who seek to 1) have a political impact, 2) learn more about an issue, 3) support libertarian principles of individual rights and responsibilities, 4) meet people of like mind:



Personal Data, Big Business, End of Privacy, September 24, 2014

Personal Data, Big Business, and the End of Privacy

Adam Tanner, Fellow, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University

Author of What Says in Vegas: The World of Personal Data


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

5:30 pm networking reception   6:00 pm program   7:00 pm book signing

The Commonwealth Club

595 Market St, San Francisco


$8.00 members of the Commonwealth Club and students with ID,   $20.00 non-members


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Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy and the Power to Heal, September 25, 2014

"Acid Test:  LSD, Ecstasy and the Power to Heal"

Tom Shroder discusses his book of the same name


Thursday, September 25, 2014   6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

North Gate Hall - Library

University of California, Berkeley


This event is free


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"Ironically, the prohibitions on research did nothing to curb illegal and ill-advised recreational use, which continued to mount.  Meanwhile, the promise of psychedelic therapy remained out of reach of the millions of people who could benefit from it."



Bay Area Liberty Summit, September 27, 2014

Bay Area Liberty Summit

Saturday, September 27, 2014    11:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Englander Sports Club

101 Parrott St, San Leandro, CA


Libertarian Party leadership activists in the Bay Area will meet to discuss coordination of volunteers, fundraising, candidate recruitment, and Bay Area issues.  Prompt response to Eventbrite invitations is appreciated.

The Business Solution to Poverty, October 6, 2014

The Business Solution to Poverty

Mal Warwick

Co-author of The Business Solution to Property:  Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers

Monday, October 6, 2014

5:30 pm networking reception   6:00 pm program   7:00 pm book signing

Commonwealth members free; $20 non memebers; $7 students with ID


The Commonwealth Club

595 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105


Smith Center Series for Private Enterprise Studies 2014-2015

The Smith Center for Enterprise Studies

Presented by the College of Business and Economics

California State University, East Bay, Hayward Campus

25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, CA 94542

Contact:  Stephen Shmanske, Director  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   (510) 885-4222


"The Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies sponsors lectures, research, seminars, conferences, and leaders in business and society to learn how the principles of free enterprise builds a strong economy.  Programs and activities explore in-depth the concepts of private property, voluntary exchange, economic and civil liberties, constitutional law, financial markets, entrepreneurship, risk-taking, and new venture management."


All speaker events are held at 2:00 pm in the Hayward Campus Library's Biella Room

The Library is located on West Loop Road.

The Smith Center website contains driving and transit directions


Events:  Fall of 2014 to Spring of 2015


October 22, 2014

Neal McCluskey , Cato Institute

“Student Loans: Cure or Curse?”

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November 12, 2014

Michael C. Maibach, Aspen Institute

“The Virtues of Commerce & Our Commercial Republic”

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December 3, 2014

Burt Houtz, BD-PEPFAR

“The Role of the Private Sector in Global Health”

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January 28, 2015

Gary Galles, Pepperdine University

“Faulty Premises, Faulty Policies”

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February 18, 2015

James R. Otteson, Wake Forest University

“Adam Smith on Justice and Social Justice”

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March 11, 2015

John Cochran, University of Chicago

“Free Market Approaches to Health Insurance”

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May 6, 2015

Ben Powell, Texas Tech University

“Sweatshops: Improving Lives and Economic Growth”

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May 13, 2015

S. M. Amadae, Ohio State University

“Classical Liberalism versus Neoliberalism”

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