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The Rise of the Administrative State

Sat, Mar 21, 2020 · 2:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

The ISI 2020 Pittsburgh conference is going online!

Join brilliant undergraduate students and faculty as we explore the rise of the administrative state from historical, philosophical, and legal perspectives. Speakers include philosophers, a lawyer who has been fighting the growth of government from the inside, a historian, and a legal scholar!

  • “How to Make Congress Great Again” with William Yeatman
  • “The Administrative State and the American Regime” with Brad Watson
  • “How to Implement Reform: A Practical Primer” with Anthony Campau
  • “How Busybodies Became Busybullies and What that Means for Economics and Politics” with Antony Davies, James Harrigan, and Salena Zito
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
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Research Fellow, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies
William Yeatman is a research fellow in the Cato Institute’s Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, where he works on administrative law, constitutional structure, and regulatory reform. His work has appeared in academic journals like the Georgetown Law Journal and Appalachian Natural Resources Law Journal.

Yeatman has testified many times before Congress and state legislatures, and he is a frequent contributor to major media outlets. He writes a monthly column on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at Notice & Comment, a blog maintained by the Yale Journal on Regulation, and his popular writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Bloomberg, and elsewhere.
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National Political Reporter
Salena Zito joined Washington Examiner in 2016 as a Pittsburgh-based columnist and reporter, and is also a columnist at the New York Post. She is the author of The Great Revolt. She previously wrote for The Atlantic, and spent the last 11 years at the Pittsburgh Tribune Review as both a reporter and columnist covering national politics. Before that she worked for the Pittsburgh Steelers and held staff positions for both Democratic and Republican elected officials in Pennsylvania. She has interviewed every president and vice-president in the 21st Century. In the 2016 election cycle, she interviewed 22 presidential candidates, both Democrats and Republicans.
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Managing Director, Center for Philosophy of Freedom
James R. Harrigan is Managing Director of the Center for Philosophy of Freedom at the University of Arizona, and the F.A. Hayek Distinguished Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education. He is also co-host of the Words & Numbers podcast. Dr. Harrigan was previously Dean of the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani, and later served as Director of Academic Programs at the Institute for Humane Studies and Strata, where he was also Senior Research Fellow. He has written extensively for the popular press, with articles appearing in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, and a host of other outlets. His current work focuses on the intersections between political economy, public policy, and political philosophy.
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Milton Friedman Distinguished Fellow, FEE
Dr. Antony Davies is the Milton Friedman Distinguished Fellow at FEE, associate professor of economics at Duquesne University, and co-host of the podcast, Words & Numbers. Dr. Davies authors monthly columns on economics and public policy for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He has written a book on understanding statistics, published by the Cato Institute, and has co-authored hundreds of op-eds for, among others, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post.

His YouTube videos on economics, government, and policy have garnered millions of views. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Davies was Associate Producer at the Moving Pictures Institute, Chief Financial Officer at Parabon Computation, founded several technology companies, and is co-founder and Chief Academic Officer at FreedomTrust, where he lectures on economics for high school students across the country.
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Professor of Politics
Bradley C. S. Watson is Professor of Politics, holding the Philip M. McKenna Chair in American and Western Political Thought, at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He is also co-director of the college’s Center for Political and Economic Thought, a research and public affairs institute dedicated to the scholarly exposition of freedom, Western civilization, and the American experience. He is a Senior Scholar of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute and has served on the boards of directors of several organizations, including the National Association of Scholars and The Philadelphia Society.

His most recent book is Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Idea, from the University of Notre Dame Press.
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Fellow, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies
Anthony P. Campau was chief of staff and counselor at the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), —long regarded as “the most powerful office you’ve never heard of.” Also serving on the Beachhead Team at OMB and OIRA and as a core member of the Regulatory Reform Team on the Presidential Transition Team, Campau helped to develop executive orders, policy memoranda, and guidance used to implement President Trump’s regulatory reform agenda.

In addition to his previous service at The Heritage Foundation, Campau has a J.D. and an LL.M in Securities and Financial Regulation from the Georgetown University Law Center. He also served as served as a law clerk to the Honorable Neomi J. Rao in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
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