Jason Brennan at American University

“Why Not Capitalism?” by Jason Brennan, Georgetown University, hosted by the Political Theory Institute at American University

Jason Brennan is an Assistant Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at Georgetown University and previously an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Research at Brown University. He earned his BA in Philosophy from the University of New Hampshire and his PhD from the University of Arizona. His research focuses on democratic theory, the ethics of voting, competence and power, freedom, and the moral foundations of commercial society. He is the author of A Brief History of Liberty (2010, with David Schmidz),The Ethics of Voting (2011), Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know (2012), Compulsory Voting: For and Against (2014, with Lisa Hill), and Why Not Capitalism? (2014). His talk will be based on his most recent book.

Parking Directions: There are two possibilities: 1) Park in the underground lot of the Katzen Arts Center, the entrance of which is at the light on Massachusetts Ave immediately north of Ward Circle; 2) enter AU main campus from the Massachusetts Ave entrance. Go through a few stop signs and the road will dip down taking you under a building. At the stop sign at the end of the overhang, make a sharp U-turn to the right which will take you into an indoor parking lot. Both of these lots are free after 5:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP (acceptances only) to Professor Alan Levine, Founding Director of the Political Theory Institute, at alevine@american.edu.

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