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:



Francis Fukuyama on Political Order Political Decay, October 21, 2014

Francis Fukuyama, author of

Political Order and Political Decay:  From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

The Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, San Francisco

5:30 pm check-in   6:00 pm program   7:00 pm book signing

$12 members of the Commonwealth Club   $20 non-members   $7 students with ID

Proposition E To Tax or not to Tax? October 30, 2014

"To Tax or Not to Tax?"  A panel discussion on Proposition E

Thursday, October 30, 2014

11:30 am check-in   12:00 non program


The Commonwealth Club

595 Market Street, San Francisco


Commonwealth Club members and students with ID:  Free    Non-members $5

Panelists to be announced


Dennis Kucinich on "An Urgent Meeting of Peace-makers," October 19, 2014

"An Urgent Meeting of Peace-makers"

A talk by Dennis Kucinich, former 8-term Congressman

Sunday, October 19, 2014   3:00 pm

The Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco

Admission is free (but donations gratefully accepted)


Organized by the War & Law League

Sponsored by A Bay Area Coalition Against Unconstitutional and Unlawful Wars

For information  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   (415) 948-9616 or (510) 909-6272

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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