Announcement: Stanford's Ronald A. Howard to talk at Saturday Anarchy Club January 29; Oklahoma's Daniel Sutter on February 26; and Mercer's Scott Beaulier on April 23

Anarchy Club January 29; Oklahoma's Daniel Sutter on February 26; and Mercer's Scott Beaulier on April 23

SNAC Announcement

All Are Welcome:

Prof. Ronald A. Howard of Stanford University will talk at Saturday Anarchy Club on Saturday January 29. The topic will be "Teaching Freedom"

            7:15 - 7:30: Reception and socializing (light refreshments provided)

            7:30 - 9:00: Seminar presentation and formal discussion

            9:00 - 10:00: -- open interaction --

            10:00 pm: The meeting is over.

SNAC is held six times per year and entails a forty-five minute academic presentation plus a forty-five minute discussion.

As always, refreshments and socializing!

Ronald Howard Biographical Sketch

Professor Howard directs teaching and research in the Decision Analysis Program of the Department of Management Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Stanford University. He is also the Director of the Department's Decisions and Ethics Center, which examines the efficacy and ethics of social arrangements. He defined the profession of decision analysis in 1964 and has since supervised several doctoral theses in decision analysis every year. His experience includes dozens of decision analysis projects that range over virtually all fields of application, from investment planning to research strategy, and from hurricane seeding to nuclear waste isolation. He was a founding Director and Chairman of Strategic Decisions Group and is President of the Decision Education Foundation, an organization dedicated to bringing decision skills to youth. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of INFORMS.

For over 20 years Howard has been teaching a course at Stanford based on classical liberalism. The description of the course is:

Voluntary Social Systems-Exploration of ethical theory,

feasibility, and desirability of a social order in which coercion by

individuals and government is minimized and people pursue ends on a

voluntary basis. Topics: efficacy and ethics; use rights for property;

contracts and torts; spontaneous order and free markets; crime and

punishment based on restitution; guardian-ward theory for dealing with

incompetents; the effects of state action-hypothesis of reverse results;

applications to help for the needy, armed intervention, victimless crimes,

and environmental protection; transition strategies to a voluntary society.

Howard shall describe how we develop a free society based on the maxim: "Peaceful, honest people have the right to be left alone."

Details:

For more information, go to the SNAC website: http://www.sjsu.edu/stringham/snac/

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Directions to Vista Del Lago Clubhouse in Santa Clara:

Directions from the Peninsula traveling on 280 South: Exit Saratoga Avenue in Santa Clara (not the Saratoga exit in Sunnyvale!). At top of exit ramp, take a left onto Saratoga. Go through a few lights and take a left onto Stevens Creek Blvd. Then a quick, first right onto Buckingham (not a traffic light). Continue down Buckingham about 500 yards (past Keystone) to the end of the street. Vista Del Lago is on the right. Park on Buckingham or one of the other nearby streets (you might have to go over to Mauricia). The Clubhouse is in the interior of the complex. Look for the Directory or ask someone where the Clubhouse is.

Directions from downtown San Jose traveling on 280 North: Exit Saratoga Avenue in Santa Clara (not the Saratoga exit in Sunnyvale!). At top of exit ramp, take a right onto Saratoga. Go through a few lights and take a left onto Stevens Creek Blvd. Then a quick, first right onto Buckingham (not a traffic light). Continue down Buckingham about 500 yards (past Keystone) to the end of the street. Vista Del Lago is on the right. Park on Buckingham or one of the other nearby streets (you might have to go over to Mauricia). The Clubhouse is in the interior of the complex. Look for the Directory or ask someone where the Clubhouse is.