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On March 12, AFF Pittsburgh hosted 20 young professionals including professor Matt Ryan from Duquesne University and Brandon McGinely with the PA Family Institute to discuss the role government should play in gambling. The speakers explained that gambling has always been a part of society and those opposed to it are largely the minority. While all agreed government is generally a poor regulator and that heavy regulation breeds corruption, there was broad disagreement on how to handle the societal costs of gambling addicts. The evening concluded with announcements on a number of upcoming local conferences and the welcoming of two new AFF Pittsburgh members.
Speaker: Dr. John Hardin from the Koch Institute
Admission: $10, free for students and AFF members
People in countries with more economic freedom live longer, happier and healthier lives. Dr. John Hardin from the Koch Institute will speak about the importance of economic freedom and share about the Koch Institute’s many internship and fellowship opportunities. This is a must-attend event for anyone looking to convince a liberal friend of the merits of the free market! It’s also a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking for a career in public policy or politics.
Speakers: County Commissioner R. Tyler Courtney and Allegheny Institute Senior Analyst Eric Montarti
Tuesday October 23, 2012
6:30pm to 8:00pm
800 Vinial Street
How can you influence government? Is it through voting or something else? Hear first hand from those working inside and outside the system to return government to it’s proper role.
Speakers: David Satter, Dr. Kiron Skinner, and Dr. Paul Kengor
September 10, 2012
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Baker Hall Room A53
Campus of Carnegie Mellon University
AFF Pittsburgh will host former London Financial Times journalist David Satter. David spent the late 70’s and early 80’s in the Soviet Union where he witnessed firsthand the terrible consequences of complete government control. From the Ukraine famine, to the eradication of religion, to the torturing of dissenters, Satter’s film is a moving depiction of Communism’s devastating effects on the human spirit and a warning to our country as the federal government continues to expand. Age of Delirium is a chilling reminder to each us as we witness the gradual increase of government control throughout the United States.
Dr. Kiron Skinner, an expert on international relations, and Dr. Paul Kengor, an expert on Reagan and Cold War, will add to the discussion.
Tuesday, May 22nd
6:00pm to 7:30pm
800 Vinial Street
Admission is free! RSVP on facebook.
AFF Pittsburgh and the St. Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought present
The 2012 Duquesne Dinner
Speaker: Ambassador John Bolton
Friday, May 18th, 2012
12:00pm to 1:30pm
The Duquesne Club, Walnut Room
325 6th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Join AFF Pittsburgh and St. Vincent College for a presentation on U.S. foreign and national security from the always entertaining John Bolton. Tickets are no longer available but you can check out this event’s facebook page.
Pittsburgh chapter roundtable: “Regulating Pennsylvania Out of Business: Where Have All the Jobs Gone?”Thursday, January 26th, 2012
AFF Pittsburgh and the PA Chapter of NFIB present a policy roundtable on discussing how regulation is smothering local job creation. Tuesday, February 28th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the Penn Brewery. Speakers include David Cranston, President of Cranston Material Handling Equipment Corp. and Tom Joseph, Founder Epiphany SWS. Admission: $10.00, $8.00 for students, includes appetizers & a free drink
If you’ve graduated from college in the past five years chance are you’ve personally experienced the dismal job market in Pennsylvania and around the nation. So what’s keeping unemployment so high? One answer is small business regulations. Small businesses are the heart and soul of our local economies and when their government burdens become too high we all suffer. Join AFF and the PA chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses as we hear from local businessmen about the real life consequences of all that red tape. RSVP on facebook.
Conservative vs. Libertarian Foreign Policy Debate
Join AFF Pittsburgh this November as we debate U.S. foreign policy in the middle east.
What should be America’s strategy in the Middle East? Can Ron Paul’s views on Iran work in the real world? Can classical liberal theories work when dealing with an extremist theocracy? Should the U.S. take seriously Iranian threats against it and if so when should it act?
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
800 Vinial Street, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Michel Sadaka: Conservative Activist orignally from Lebanon
Henry Haller: Libertarian Party of Allegheny County
Dave Powell: Libertarian Party of Allegheny County
Cost: $10.00- includes one free drink
$8.00 for students with an ID