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Events

We host events that bring together policy experts, business leaders, and students. Learn more about our various series and upcoming events below.

Policy@McCombs

General audience discussions of current policy issues. Click here to see the speaker list.

Policy Lunch Seminar

Academic presentations on policy research from economists, statisticians, political scientists, etc. Click here to see the speaker list.

Causal Inference Seminar

Brings the best researchers from inside and outside UT Austin to present on causal methodology and applications to social science, economics, and policy. Click here to see the speaker list.

Engaging Orthodoxy

Not everything new is good. Click here to see the speaker list.

Upcoming Event

We The Living Reading Group

We are meeting several times over the academic year to discuss Ayn Rand’s first novel “We The Living”: Meeting 1, 01/30: Part 2, Chapters 1–5 Meeting 2, 03/05: Part 2, Chapters 6–10 Meeting 3, 03/26: Part 2, Chapters 11-13 Meeting 4, 04/16: Part 2, Chapters 14–17
We The Living Reading Group

Upcoming Events

We The Living Reading Group

We are meeting several times over the academic year to discuss Ayn Rand’s first novel “We The Living”: Meeting 1, 01/30: Part 2, Chapters 1–5 Meeting 2, 03/05: Part 2, Chapters 6–10 Meeting 3, 03/26: Part 2, Chapters 11-13 Meeting 4, 04/16: Part 2, Chapters 14–17

In 2 Days April 16, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Bronwen McShea – When Church & State Were United: The Role of Powerful Women in Historically Christian Regimes

Location: RRH 4.314 or via Zoom here. Address: 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 There is a widespread belief that women in Western societies only began to wield public power and influence to a considerable extent after the rise of revolutionary, democratic liberalism. Drawing in part from her books La Duchesse (2023) and Women of […]

In 5 Days April 19, 2024 at 4:00 pm

Past Events

We The Living Reading Group

We are meeting several times over the academic year to discuss Ayn Rand’s first novel “We The Living”: Meeting 1, 01/30: Part 2, Chapters 1–5 Meeting 2, 03/05: Part 2, Chapters 6–10 Meeting 3, 03/26: Part 2, Chapters 11-13 Meeting 4, 04/16: Part 2, Chapters 14–17

March 26, 2024 at 5:00 pm

Big Tech, Net Neutrality, and the Future of Online Free Speech with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr

Address: 300 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78705 Big Tech social media platforms such as Google and Facebook have more influence over the marketplace of ideas than perhaps any other companies. Should the law treat them like telephones, telegraphs, and other “common carriers,” newspapers which have a First Amendment right to refuse […]

March 18, 2024 at 4:30 pm

We The Living Reading Group

We are meeting several times over the academic year to discuss Ayn Rand’s first novel “We The Living”: Meeting 1, 01/30: Part 2, Chapters 1–5 Meeting 2, 03/05: Part 2, Chapters 6–10 Meeting 3, 03/26: Part 2, Chapters 11-13 Meeting 4, 04/16: Part 2, Chapters 14–17

March 5, 2024 at 5:00 pm