Mar 232011
 

Here’s a very cool upcoming event — please spread the word!

In a first-of-its-kind event, The Undercurrent and OClubs, two independent Objectivist activist organizations, are joining forces to broadcast a lecture by Yaron Brook to an international audience on the internet and to live college audiences across North America. The lecture will be held on Thursday, March 31st, starting at 6:00 PM Pacific, 9:00 PM Eastern. We will be utilizing a service similar to Livestream (you may have seen a previous Yaron Brook talk there) and it will be available to the general public.

The aim of the project is to raise awareness about Objectivism on college campuses by creating a simultaneous national buzz about the event among college students. Secondarily, the project aims to inject life into local campus Objectivist clubs by providing a forum (at local live events) to publicize information about their club’s activities.

For more information on the event, including links to where you can sign up to view it, visit the event website at: ideas.theundercurrent.info or contact Jared Seehafer at jared@seehafer.net

The lecture title is “Ideas Matter: Ayn Rand’s Message to Today’s World,” and here’s the abstract:

Today’s young people face an uncertain world. Unemployment among recent college graduates is at a record high, the United States is still bogged down in two foreign wars, and the wobbling American economy is in danger of deteriorating further once the Baby Boomers retire.

Voters choose between Democrats in one landslide election and Republicans in another, expressing their discontent with each party, and seemingly, their own uncertainty about how America should move forward. Many people wonder: where are we headed? Will America continue to be the land of opportunity, or are our best days behind us?

Dr. Yaron Brook, President of the Ayn Rand Institute, will argue that the answer to that question depends on what ideas young people accept and fight for. Join Dr. Brook as he goes beyond the headlines, examining the basic ideas that have shaped today’s events. And learn why the solution to today’s problems lies in rethinking not just our political system, but in abandoning the worship of selflessness.

Again, you can RSVP for the event here.

   
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