Lecture: “Why Do Business Schools Exist? Democracy, Political Economy, and the Nineteenth Century Origins of Today’s Business Schools,” by Peter McNamara

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May 15, 2014


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


UCLA Law School Building, Room 1447
71 Dodd Hall
Los Angeles

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UCLA Law School Building, Room 1447

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This lecture is free and open to the public. No registration or RSVP is necessary.

Dr. Peter McNamara teaches political theory at Utah State University. He specializes in early modern and American political thought.  He is the author of Political Economy and Statesmanship: Smith, Hamilton and the Foundation of the Commercial Republic and the editor of The Noblest Minds: Fame, Honor and the American Founding, and, most recently (with Louis Hunt), Liberalism, Conservatism and Hayek’s Idea of Spontaneous Order.  His current research projects include essays on Jefferson on federalism and Franklin on religion and a book on “Liberalism and the Problem of Human Nature”.  In the Fall of 2008 he was the Hayek Visiting Scholar at the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism at Clemson University, South Carolina.

Dr. McNamara earned his Bachelors of Economics from the University of Queensland, Brisbane in 1980 and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston College in 1991.