Conference Director: Natalie Le
Natalie Le is the conference director for the Fight For Justice Conference. She is also a Fellow for the AHA Foundation and a board member of the Harvard Libertarian Club. She first came across the ideas of liberty and freedom through Ayn Rand’s novels, Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead. She is currently a graduate student at Harvard and enjoys eating donuts and listening to EDM.
Boston Conference: “Fight For Justice”
On Saturday, October 13th, liberty-lovers from all political and social camps will gather at Harvard University for Students For Liberty’s Boston Student Conference. The event will explore current events through classical liberal lens, and we will learn how we can utilize pro-liberty mechanisms to propel our society forward. With so much injustice and government overreach in our nation, it is more important now than ever to put our ideas into action and make our society freer.
*This event is not owned, controlled, supervised or sponsored by Harvard University or any of its schools or programs.
9:00 AM – Registration & Breakfast
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM – Opening Keynote / Drug War – Dr. Jeffrey Miron, the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University and the Director of Economics Studies at the Cato Institute
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM – “Freedom from Extremism: How an Ex-Hasidic Jew and the Ex-Wife of Jihadi Fought for Freedom” – Yasmine Mohammed, Founder of Free Hearts Free Minds; and Ari Hershkowitz from the acclaimed Netflix feature documentary, “One of Us”
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM – Group Pic, Lunch & Meet Partner Orgs
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Breakout #1 – Criminal Justice Reform Panel – Victor Agbafe from Harvard College; Rachael Rollins, Suffolk DA candidate and board member of the NAACP Boston; and Matthew Allen, Field Director of the ACLU of Massachusetts
Breakout #2 – John Paul, Founder of Grand Opportunity USA
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Breakout #1 – Jorge Jraissati, Freedom Fighter from Venezuela
Breakout #2 – Will Creeley, Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Advocacy of FIRE
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM – “Ayn Rand: Hater or Heroine?” – Jennifer Grossman, CEO of Atlas Society
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM – Closing Keynote / “Escaping from Authoritarianism” – Nick Gillespie, the Editor-at-Large at Reason Magazine; Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, CEO and Founder of Ideas Beyond Borders; and Laura Nicolae, President of the Harvard Libertarian Club
5:00 PM – After-Social Dinner at Charlie’s Kitchen
Note: There’s a 15-min break in between sessions, and we will attempt to live-stream all sessions.
Location: Austin Hall doesn’t have a formal address, but it can be pulled up on Google Maps. Here’s the link to the HLS campus map: https://hls.harvard.edu/about/campus-map-and-directions/)
Parking: The closest parking garages to Austin Hall are LITT (1521 Massachusetts Avenue), SEAS (21 Oxford Street) and Everett Street Garage (10 Everett Street, Cambridge). Here’s the link to the interactive campus map with all the parking garages nearby as well (https://map.harvard.edu/?ctrx=759881&ctry=2961624.5&level=7&layers=Campus%20Base%20and%20Buildings,Parking,Map%20Text).