The Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Leading proponents of free enterprise and entrepreneurship are invited to campus in the fall and spring of each year to participate in the Allan P. Kirby center Lecture Series in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. The presentations are open to the University community and the community at large. The Kirby Center Lecture Series is one of several events and activities that support the educational outreach goals of the Center.

Event Contact

Contact: Rebecca Van Jura or Mildred Urban
Phone: 570.408.4306 or 570.408.4330


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April 2014

Around the world, people are struggling to throw off authoritarianism, with deeply mixed results. From Egypt to Venezuela, determined people build networks to overthrow their regimes, but as yet we have not learned to live without Leviathan. In this issue, Michael Malice and Gary Dudney discuss their glimpses inside totalitarian regimes, while Sarah Skwire and Michael Nolan look at how totalitarian regimes grind down the individual--and how individuals fight back. Plus, Jeffrey Tucker identifies a strain in libertarianism that, left unchecked, could reduce even our vibrant movement to something that is analogous to the grim aesthetic of architectural brutalism. The struggle for our lives and freedom is a struggle for beauty; it begins inside each of us.
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