Events

Conferences

Monday, November 9, 2015

While the Center's last two conferences focused on the significant losses of indigenous innovation and thus human flourishing in much of the West, the 13th annual conference -- “Steps to Mass Flourishing: Social Values and Individual Experience” -- focused on what the United States and others can do to increase indigenous innovation. Two dozen scholars and experts participated in the daylong conference, which was held at Columbia University’s Casa Italiana and consisted of five sessions, a roundtable, a luncheon speech by Peter Thiel, and a dinner speech by Peter Jungen.

 

 

 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

On November 6th, 2014, the Center on Capitalism and Society and Common Good collaborated a conferenced titled "The Future of the Individual: Social Protections Constricting Innovation and Accomplishment." Panel topics included ways of sparking individual creativity and imagination, the history of corporatism and individualism, the stifiling effects of bureaucracy, and strategies for reclaiming the role of the individual. The half-day conference was held at the New York Times building in New York City, with introductory remarks by Edmund Phelps and Philip K. Howard. 

Seminars

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 4:10pm to 6:00pm
In this seminar, entitled "Frameworks to Empower Human Agency and Surmount Distrust," Philip K. Howard writes that "efforts to liberate human initiative usually get bogged down in 1) a belief that regulation should be 'clear,' and leave no room for human judgment, and 2) that any open framework will lead to abuse of discretion." Mr. Howard will discuss the flaws in this approach and possible ways to break free of the resulting suffocating bureaucratic structures.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 4:10pm to 6:00pm
Amar Bhidé speaks on some hypotheses he has developed about the nature, development and use of practical knowledge and about the content and structure of a graduate seminar he has started teaching on the topic.
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 4:10pm
Amar Bhidé discusses why medical innovation is being held back by being more closed and exclusive than non-medical innovation.
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 2:10pm
David Goldman discusses the "so-called Chinese debt bubble" and its relationship to the 2008 subprime debt crisis in the United States.
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Dr. Vladimir Kvint gives a presentation on "Strategy for the Global Market: Theory and Practical Applications."