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The Conservative Sensibility with George Will

The Salem Center is pleased to invite you to an event with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George F. Will. Will is the country’s most widely read political columnist, as well as its foremost conservative voice. His popular twice-weekly column for The Washington Post syndicate reaches 300 newspapers throughout the United States and Europe. He is a […]

Confidence Sets for Causal Orderings

Causal discovery procedures aim to deduce causal relationships among variables in a multivariate dataset. While various methods have been proposed for estimating a single causal model or a single equivalence class of models, less attention has been given to quantifying uncertainty in causal discovery in terms of confidence statements. The primary challenge in causal discovery […]

The Conservative Case for Universal Health Insurance

President Trump has promised that the Republican Party will become the “Party of Health Care,” but Republicans are divided between those who oppose universal health insurance and those who support it. Why should conservatives care about achieving universal health care? What policies should they pursue to accomplish it? Can they join Democrats in forging a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Laying Siege to the Institutions

Christopher F. Rufo is a Senior Fellow of the Manhattan Institute, Contributing Editor of City Journal, and founder of American Studio, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating new work about the American experience. In the first phase of his career, Christopher directed four documentaries for PBS, Netflix, and international television, including America Lost, which tells the story […]

Ken Judd: When Will the Fed Join the Third Millennium?

Policy@McCombs: Monday October 5th, 4-5:30pm When Will the Fed Join the Third Millennium? The U.S. Government and most businesses use powerful computing tools, but the Federal Reserve stands out as one government agency that has rejected modern computational tools. It is easy to document this description, but difficult to find good reasons for these gaps. […]

Academic Freedom in Crisis: Punishment, Discrimination and Self-Censorship

Eric Kaufmann is Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He will join Salem Center Senior Scholar Richard Lowery for a discussion on Academic Freedom. High profile incidents of campus illiberalism are often brushed off as spirited exceptions to the rule that academic freedom is safe. Examples include the mob violence directed against […]

Freedom of the Press in an Era of Misinformation – Cognitive Problems, Legal Solutions

Address: 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 Amidst escalating concerns about the dangers of misinformation (concerning vaccines, elections, etc.) and the generally deteriorating quality of public debate, demands for regulation of media companies’ content policies are ascendant, gaining favor from virtually all corners of the ideological spectrum. How much of a […]

You Will Not Stampede Me: Essays on Non-Conformism with Bryan Caplan

Please join us online as we interview Bryan Caplan about his new collection of essays. Bryan Caplan is a Professor of Economics at George Mason University and New York Times Bestselling author. He has written The Myth of the Rational Voter, named “the best political book of the year” by the New York Times, Selfish […]