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NTOS SPEAKER EVENT: Dr. Andrew Bernstein, in Dallas, March 24, 2007!

Old Toad
OldToad
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Dallas, TX
Post #: 357
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When:
Saturday, March 24, 2007, 7:00 PM

Where:
In the North Dallas area, at a private hotel or business location yet to be finalized. (See below.)

Description:
Dr. Andrew Bernstein, philosopher and novelist, will be speaking to the North Texas Objectivist Society in Dallas on Saturday, March 24, 2007.

This speaker event includes Dr. Bernstein's lecture entitled "Global Capitalism: The Solution to World Oppression and Poverty." After two centuries of capitalism, 80 years of socialism and centuries of feudalism, the scores are on the board and the contest is over.

Program:
    7:00 - 7:30 pm -- Arrival and Signing-In
    7:30 - 9:00 pm -- Lecture followed by Q&A period
    9:00 - midnight -- Cash Bar Refreshments & Social Gathering


Event Fee:
The fee for this speaker event is $40 per person ($25 for students).

About the Speaker:
Andrew Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He is a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York--and has taught at Hunter College, Marymount College (where he was selected Teacher of the Year in 1995) and at SUNY Purchase, where he was chosen Teacher of the Year in 2004.

His book, The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic and Philosophic Case for Laissez-Faire, was published by University Press of America in September, 2005. His articles and op-ed essays have appeared in various publications and leading newspapers, including The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Houston Chronicle, and numerous others. He has lectured at universities around the country, including at Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Stanford, Northwestern, Chicago, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and numerous others. His first novel, Heart of a Pagan, was published in 2002 by The Paper Tiger. He is currently writing an introductory text on Objectivism entitled Objectivism in One Lesson: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Ayn Rand.

A popular lecturer and guest, he has appeared on the radio on shows in Boston, Northern California, St. Louis, and Detroit, and has been a talk-radio guest host in Los Angeles. Discussions have included such topics as the role of values in human life, the need for heroes in our society, the nature of a proper curriculum for our schools, and the application of philosophical principles to a broad array of cultural/political topics.

Andrew Bernstein's website is: http://www.andrewbern...­


About the North Texas Objectivist Society ("NTOS"):
For information about the North Texas Objectivist Society, please visit our "About" page at: http://aynrand.meetup...­


Advance Registration Required:
We are requiring advance registration for the following reasons: (a) building membership in NTOS; (b) avoiding any hecklers (reportedly a very rare problem in other forums around the country, which we do no want here); (c) limited seating; and (d) minimizing our management of payments at the door.

Please use our NTOS website on Meetup.com to register, following these steps:

(1) Visit our event page at: http://aynrand.meetup...­
    (a) login or register as a member of NTOS;
    (b) RSVP for yourself and your welcome guest(s), if any; and
    (c) pay the event fee(s) by scrolling down the event page to click on the blue "PayPal" link; and


(2) "Contact Organizer" via http://aynrand.meetup...­
to send an e-mail with the following basic contact information:
    (a) your full name, if different than your Meetup name;
    (b) your telephone number(s);
    (c) your mailing address; and
    (d) the name(s) of your guest(s), if any.


We will only use your contact information for NTOS purposes, for example, as a backup for Meetup's system, and we will never give out, publish, or sell your contact information without your permission.

The Organizer will promptly acknowledge receipt of your registration via e-mail.


Private Location:
As soon as this event location is finalized, the Organizer will begin sending e-mails to everyone who has properly registered regarding the details for the private location.

To help build our NTOS membership and contact list, this event is not open to the general public without first signing up for NTOS or being a welcome guest of a member of NTOS.


Questions:
If you have any questions, need any special accommodation, or have any difficulties regarding making an advance RSVP and payment for any reason, please contact me via the "Contact Organizer" feature on the Meetup.com website at: http://aynrand.meetup...­


We hope you can join us for this special speaker event!

-- Todd A.
Organizer
North Texas Objectivist Society
http://aynrand.meetup...­
A former member
Post #: 110

Dr. Andrew Bernstein, philosopher and novelist, will be speaking to the North Texas Objectivist Society in Dallas on Saturday, March 24, 2007.

I heard this lecture (or one similar to it) about two years ago at The University of Texas, Austin; so I will give my advanced recommendation.

Andy Bernstein is a very upbeat and inspiring lecturer.

There weren't any hecklers in that audience and there weren't any hecklers in the audience when Andy was involved in a debate "Is Selfishness a Virtue?" that took place at a local Dallas college at about the same time period (2004). I'm mentioning this since the moderator and organizer of NTOS seems overly concerned about letting non-NTOS members attend. I think if we found a college lecture room to give the lecture and invited students, then we might be able to increase the enrollment of NTOS.

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Old Toad
OldToad
Group Organizer
Dallas, TX
Post #: 359
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Tom,

Thanks for your advance recommendation. We are truly excited to be bringing him to speak to NTOS.

I have responded to your other comments on a separate discusion thread at:

"Who do we invite to NTOS Speaker events?"

-- Todd
A former member
Post #: 197
I've just fully registered for this event and look forward to seeing you there biggrin

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Philosophic essays based on the philosophy of Ayn Rand

www.appliedphilosophyonline.com­

Applied Philosophy Online .com

Where Ideas Are Brought Down to Earth!

tmiovas@appliedphilosophyonline.com

All rights reserved 2006 by Thomas M. Miovas, Jr.

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