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DOING BAD BY DOING GOOD: WHY HUMANITARIAN ACTION FAILS

MSU Denver Free 2013 Economic Freedom Guest Lecture Oct. 17


Contact: Contact: Tim Carroll, Office 303-556-5136, Cell 303-870-7705

Posted: October 10, 2013



WHAT: Christopher Coyne, the author of Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Failsreturns to MSU Denver as part of the fifth annual Exploring Economic Freedom Series. Coyne was an inaugural speaker in 2008 addressing topics from his first book, After War: The Political Economy of Exporting Democracy.

WHY: MSU Denver Department of Economics implemented the series to educate students and the broader community by challenging stereotypes and offering diverse perspectives in support of economic freedom. By inviting distinguished scholars, MSU Denver provides opportunities to learn about the role economic and political freedom play in promoting entrepreneurship, economic growth, prosperity and peace.

WHEN/

WHERE: Thursday October 17, 2013, Tivoli Room 320AB, Auraria Campus

(900 Auraria Pkwy Denver, CO 80204)

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

WHO: Christopher Coyne is the F.A. Harper Professor of Economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., and the associate director of the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in philosophy, politics, and economics at GMU’s Mercatus Center. He is also the co-editor of The Review of Austrian Economics, the co-editor of The Independent Review, and the book review editor of Public Choice. In 2008, he was named the Hayek Fellow at the London School of Economics, and in 2010 he was a visiting scholar at the Social Philosophy & Policy Center at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He is the author of 3 books including After War: The Political Economy of Exporting Democracy (Stanford University Press, 2008), the editor of the Handbook on Political Economy of War (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011), and the author of more than 72 refereed journal articles, 20 book chapters, and several public policy reports. Coyne has appeared on John Stossel's Fox New Show, the Learn Liberty Lecture Series, and recently took part in a panel discussion at the Library of Congress on the topic “Freedom, Security, and America’s Role in the World.”

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