Freedom Seminar Schedule
An Agenda for Progress and Prosperity in Challenging Times
The 2013 Northwood University Freedom Seminar
The Atheneum Suites Hotel
1000 Brush Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226-2993
April 11-14, 2013
Schedule for Thursday, April 11:
- Session 1 (6:00-9:00 pm): "The Economics Behind the Revitalization of Detroit"
Panel Discussion lead by:
Mr. John Hantz, CEO, The Hantz Group
Mr. Nico Gatzarros, President, Greenline Energy
Jason Huvaere, Paxahau, Inc.
Schedule for Friday, April 12:
- Session 2 (8:30 am): "Philosophy in a Free Economy and the Role of Government"
Dr. Richard Ebeling, Professor of Economics, Northwood University
- Session 3 (1:30 pm): "Why Are There Rich States and Poor States in America?"
Jonathan Williams, Director, Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force, ALEC
- Session 4 (7:00 pm): "The U.S., China, and India in the Global Economy of the Future"
Dr. Mike Cox, Vice President, Director, O’Neil Center, Southern Methodist University and the former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Schedule for Saturday, April 13:
- Session 5 (8:30 am): "Can Capitalism and the American Dream Survive?"
Dr. Timothy Nash, Vice President and Fry Chair in Free Market Economics, Northwood University
Mr. Michael Tanner, Senior Research Scholar, The Cato Institute
- Session 6 (1:30 pm): "Order: The Foundation of Freedom"
Mr. Winston Elliott, President, The Center for Renewal
- Session 7 (7:00 pm): "Lessons for America from New Zealand and Around the World"
Mr. Maurice McTigue, Vice President, Mercatus Center
Schedule for Sunday, April 14:
- Session 8 (8:30 am): "A Closer Look at Inequality"
Dr. Dale Matchek, Chairman, Economics Dept., Northwood University
- "The Effect of Global Hot Spots on the American Economy"
Mr. Herman Pirchner, Jr., President, American Foreign Policy Council
- Session 9 (1:30 pm): "Theology and the Rooms of American Capitalism"
Rabbi Aryea Spero, President & CEO, Caucus for America
- "Reasons for Optimism in the American Economy"
Mr. Harry Veryser, Professor of Economics, University of Detroit-Mercy