Libertarian Alliance Event 10/05/10 - Come along and (among much else) moan about the election
- The third Annual Chris R. Tame Memorial Lecture and Drinks Reception
Date: Monday 10th May 2010 between 6.30pm and 9.00pm at the National
Liberal Club, One Whitehall Place, London SW1 (nearest tube Embankment).
Subject: Public Goods and Private Action: How Voluntary Action Can Provide
Law, Welfare and Infrastructure and Build a Good Society
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Davies
The dress code for this event is lounge suit or smart casual.
To confirm your attendance please RSVP Dr. Helen Evans at
Dr. Stephen Davies is Program Officer for the Institute of Humane Studies.
He joined HIS from the UK where he was Senior Lecturer in the Department
of History and Economic History at Manchester Metropolitan University. He
has worked at IHS before, in 1991 and in 1992-93, as well as teaching at
many Summer Seminars and events over the years. He has also been a
Visiting Scholar at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling
Green. A historian, he graduated from St. Andrews University in Scotland
in 1976 and grained his PhD from the same institution in 1984. He was
co-editor with Dr. Nigel Ashford of The Dictionary of Conservative and
Libertarian Thought (Routledge, 1991) and wrote several entries for The
Encyclopedia of Libertarianism edited by Ronald Hamowy (Sage, 2008),
including the general introduction. He is also the author of Empiricism
and History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003) and of several articles and essays
on topics including the private provision of public goods and the history
of crime and criminal justice. He has recently completed a book on the
history of the world since 1250 and the origins of modernity. Among his
other interests are science fiction and the fortunes of Manchester City.
Dr. Davies works on many of the Institutes educational programs, teaches
at summer seminars, liaises with the HIS faculty network, and provides
academic career advice and support to graduate students.