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Net-zero CO₂ by 2050 – Should world governments enact net-zero-by-2050 policies?

Join us in person at RRH 1.400 Crum Auditorium. Address: 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 This event will feature: John N. Doggett a Professor at the McCombs School of Business. He received his B.A. from Claremont Men’s College, his J.D. from Yale Law School and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business […]

Objectivism Program

Exploring and applying Ayn Rand’s philosophy of reason, egoism, and capitalism. MAIN RESEARCHER Gregory Salmieri The Salem Center’s Objectivism Program (co-sponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute) aims to foster the study of Ayn Rand’s philosophy and its applications to contemporary affairs. We support research about and informed by Objectivism, host workshops where intellectuals meet to […]

Rational Radicalism

The inaugural lecture in our new Objectivism Program. Radicals are people whose convictions represent a fundamental alternative to the premises on which their society’s institutions are based and which are presupposed by all major factions in contemporary debates. Abstracting away from Objectivism’s specific radical positions, Dr. Salmieri makes a case for radicalism as such—for challenging […]

Don’t “Serve A Cause Greater Than Yourself”

Join us in person at RRH 4.308 Address: 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 Parking: You can find paid parking in the Brazos Garage, the AT&T Hotel Garage, or any other garage or street parking. Virtually every college commencement, political oration, and self-help bestseller urges people to “serve a cause greater […]

Building the Psychology of Entrepreneurship

Join us in person at GSB 5.142A or on zoom here. Address: 2110 Speedway, Austin, TX 78705 (McCombs School of Business – Building GSB) Parking: You can find paid parking in the Brazos Garage, the AT&T Hotel Garage, or any other garage or street parking. What is the psychological makeup of successful entrepreneurs? Can we […]

Is Public Education Compatible with Free Speech?

A Free Speech Week Event. Questions about free speech arise often in connection with education. We see them in in decisions about which views to include in curricula, in disputes about what opinions teachers and students can voice in class or on campus—or even off campus—without being subject to disciplinary action. They arise also in […]

Questioning the Sacrosanct: Is there a right to Protest?

A Free Speech Week Event. Americans today are divided on many issues. But one thing almost everyone seems to agree on, from BLM protestors to January 06 demonstrators, is that they have a right to take to the streets in protest. What if this is a mistake? What if there is no right to protest, at […]