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Date
July
07
Jul
23
23
2020
Time
09:00:00
Locale
Seattle, WA
Venue
Online Event

Gilder Fellows Virtual Seminar

Learn from experts on free markets, technology, capitalism, socialism, homelessness, scarcity, and more.

The Gilder Fellows Seminar on Economics and Entrepreneurship is going virtual this summer, and is open to all ages!  The program — typically reserved for students and young professionals — features personal instruction from George Gilder, Jay Richards, Gale Pooley, Chris Rufo, Scott Powell, and other Discovery Institute friends and allies.  But since we are not able to gather in person this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, we’ve decided to make the program available to everyone.  Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!

If you or someone you know would benefit from a better understanding of the intersection of free markets and technology, the ongoing debate about capitalism vs. socialism, how to compassionately care for the homeless or those in poverty, or the best ways to defeat the nihilistic ideology of scarcity, you won’t want to miss your chance to learn directly from these renowned experts. 

The virtual seminar will be two half-day, morning sessions on July 23rd and 24th. These lectures will explore questions such as:

  • Is free enterprise still the best system for human flourishing?
  • How do we cultivate the “spirit of enterprise”?
  • What do cultures need to alleviate poverty and create wealth?
  • Why have policies meant to address poverty failed, and what are the alternatives?
  • How should we respond to the resurgence of interest in socialism?
  • How does capitalism relate to the Judeo-Christian tradition?
  • What makes the information economy unique?
  • What are the promises and perils of future technology?
  • How do we prepare for a future of smart machines and artificial intelligence?
  • What is the future of cryptocurrencies?

Where

Online Event

When

July 23-24, 2020
9AM to Noon, PT

Cost

$49

Registration

Registration closed

By registering, you agree to Discovery’s terms of service.

Questions?

Email Jackson Meyer at [email protected] 

Schedule

JULY 23: WEALTH AND POVERTY
9 – 9:15 amIntroduction. 
Steve Buri: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of George Gilder
9:15 am – 12 pmGeorge Gilder: Wealth and Poverty 40 Years Later
Christopher Rufo: The New Social Order of America’s Poor
Scott Powell: Cultural Marxism and Universal Misery
Gale Pooley: The Simon Abundance Index

JULY 24: KNOWLEDGE AND POWER
9 – 9:15 amIntroduction. 
Christopher Rufo: Gilder’s Prophesies
9:15 am – 12 pmGeorge Gilder: Technology, Creativity, and Surprise
Matt Scholz: The Information Theory of Human Life
Jinyoung Englund: Into the Cryptocosm
Jay Richards: Life After COVID-19
12 pmClosing Remarks.
Steve Buri: George Gilder into the Future

Faculty

George Gilder

Senior Fellow and Co-Founder of Discovery Institute
George Gilder  is Chairman of Gilder Publishing LLC, located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. A co-founder of Discovery Institute, Mr. Gilder is a Senior Fellow of the Center on Wealth, Poverty, and Morality, and also directs Discovery's Technology and Democracy Project. His latest book, Life After Google: The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy(2018), Gilder waves goodbye to today's Internet.  In a rocketing journey into the very near-future, he argues that Silicon Valley, long dominated by a few giants, faces a “great unbundling,” which will disperse computer power and commerce and transform the economy and the Internet.

Jay W. Richards

Senior Fellow, Assistant Research Professor, Executive Editor
Jay Richards, Ph.D., O.P., is an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America, Executive Editor of The Stream and a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute where he works with the Center on Wealth, Poverty and Morality. In addition to writing many academic articles, books, and popular essays on a wide variety of subjects, he edited the award winning anthology God & Evolution and co-authored The Privileged Planet.  His most recent book is The Human Advantage. Richards has a Ph.D., with honors, in philosophy and theology from Princeton Theological Seminary, an M.Div., a Th.M., and a B.A. with majors in Political Science and Religion. He lives with his family in the Washington DC Metro area.  

Christopher Rufo

Director, Center on Wealth & Poverty
Christopher Rufo is the director of the Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty. He has directed four documentaries for PBS, Netflix, and international television, including his latest film, America Lost, that tells the story of three "forgotten American cities.” Christopher is currently a contributing editor of City Journal, where he covers poverty, homelessness, addiction, crime, and other afflictions. Christopher is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University, Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellow, and has appeared on NPR, CNN, ABC, CBS, HLN, and FOX News.

Scott S. Powell

Senior Fellow, Center on Wealth, Poverty, and Morality
Scott Powell has enjoyed a career split between theory and practice with over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and rainmaker in several industries. He joins the Discovery Institute after having been a fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution for six years and serving as a managing partner at a consulting firm, RemingtonRand. His research and writing has resulted in over 250 published articles on economics, business and regulation. Scott Powell graduated from the University of Chicago with honors (B.A. and M.A.) and received his Ph.D. in political and economic theory from Boston University in 1987, writing his dissertation on the determinants of entrepreneurial activity and economic growth.

Steven J. Buri

President, Discovery Institute
Steven J. Buri was appointed President of Discovery Institute in December 2011. He joined the Institute in April 2000 as Executive Director and was named Vice President in 2005. Mr. Buri has served in various capacities in government at the local, state and federal levels. Steve was born and raised in the small farming community of Colfax, Washington and is a 1994 graduate of Washington State University (Double Major-Political Science, Criminal Justice). He lives on Mercer Island with his wife Angelica, a daughter, Caitlin, and a son, J.D.

Gale Pooley

Fellow, Center on Wealth & Poverty
Dr. Gale L. Pooley is an associate professor of business management at Brigham Young University-Hawaii. He also has taught at Alfaisal University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Boise State University. Dr. Pooley holds professional designation from the Appraisal Institute, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the CCIM Institute. Dr. Pooley serves on the board of HumanProgress.org.

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