NYC Event, Feb. 4: “Building a Future of Reason and Capitalism”

On February 4, four of the Ayn Rand Institute’s top experts will appear in New York City to discuss the future of the Objectivist movement in light of the November 2016 elections, the new administration in Washington, D.C., and the overall status of the culture.

“Building a Future of Reason and Capitalism” will take place from 1:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis hotel. Details on how to register for this public event are available here. A three-and-a-half hour program will be followed by a one-and-a-half hour reception with open wine and beer bar.

The event is designed to elucidate the Institute’s long-term, educational battle for philosophic change, with discussion of what ARI will be doing in the year ahead to educate the public on key matters of policy facing our country. The event will also update everyone on ARI’s ongoing work, especially with young people, to build momentum for a future that will enshrine reason, individual liberty and capitalism.

The lineup includes:

  • Onkar Ghate, ARI senior fellow and chief content officer, speaking on “Beyond Right and Left: Why Objectivism Is Needed to Oppose Today’s Rising Authoritarianism”
  • Elan Journo, ARI fellow and director of Policy Research, on “Bringing Reason and Egoism into America’s Bankrupt Foreign Policy”
  • Steve Simpson, ARI director of Legal Studies, on “Why Objectivism Is Essential to the Fight for Free Speech”
  • Yaron Brook, ARI’s executive co-chairman, with additional remarks
  • Jonathan Hoenig, hedge fund manager, author, documentary filmmaker and Fox News contributor, as moderator