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Tom Palmer of Atlas Global Initiative to speak at St Michael’s December 1

first_imgThe Ethan Allen Institute, in cooperation with the University of Vermont and St Michael’s College is bringing Tom Palmer, PhD to the Burlington area on December 1 and 2 to speak with students at UVM and St Michael’s and at a public event at St Michael’s College McCarthy Arts Center in the evening of December 1.Palmer presently serves as General Director of the Atlas Global Initiative for Free Trade, Peace and Prosperity; is a Senior Fellow at CATO and also serves as Vice President for International Programs, Atlas Economic Research Foundation based in Washington, DC.Tom Palmer, Oxford University PhD, is an internationally known advocate for the advancement of liberty and free markets throughout the world. Seen on national television programs, read in prestigious journals, and sought after around the world as a speaker, Palmer is among the most knowledgeable experts on classical liberal thought, Constitutional history, globalization, and economic studies.Unlike many academics who spend their careers reading and writing about the struggles of the developing world while living comfortably in the university setting, Palmer is actively engaged, face-to-face, with people across the globe who are challenging oppressive regimes and fighting for economic and personal freedom. He brings firsthand insight to the debate about globalization, free markets and the impact protectionist policies.Much of Tom Palmer’s time is spent meeting with and supporting groups in countries where individual and economic liberty are threatened or non-existent. Recently, Tom has traveled to China, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Viet Nam, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, India, Russia and The Philippines. He comes to Vermont in December upon returning from North Korea.He was also a plaintiff in District of Columbia v. Heller in which the Supreme Court recently overturned the DC ban on handguns.‘Tom Palmer is a world renowned public speaker and a leading voice on the subjects of free trade and personal liberty. Palmer is to liberty, free markets and the limited role of government what Bernie Sanders is to Socialism, forced wealth redistribution and the ever expanding role of government,” said James Gatti, Chairman, Ethan Allen Institute Board of Directors and Professor, School of Business Administration, University of Vermont.Public Event: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 7:00 PM, McCarthy Arts Center,Saint Michael’s College. Free and open to the public.Tom Palmer’s Topic: Greatest Myths About Free MarketsFor Tom Palmer’s full bio and Curriculum Vitae, go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_G._Palmer(link is external).last_img read more