Upcoming Forum Events

Herman Mashaba – September 14, 2015

Herman Mashaba

Herman Mashaba

South Africa’s Economic Policies: The Contradictions

Mr. Herman Mashaba serves as Director of Liberty Lane Trading at Assessment College of South Africa (Pty) Ltd. Mr. Mashaba serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Leswikeng Minerals & Energy Pty. Ltd. He serves as Non-Executive Director of Business Development at Aerosud Holdings (Pty) Ltd. He founded Cosmetics Company, Black Like Me products in 1985 and served as its Chief Executive Officer until January 2004, and remains a majority shareholder and a non-executive director of the company. He is an executive on more company boards than we can fit in this space. He received New Nation/Engen Businessman of the Year award in 1994; Marketing Person of the Year by the Institute of Marketing Management in 1994; SABC/Tribute Achievers Award in 2001; Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership by Henley Management College in 2003; Free Market Award by the Free Market Foundation President’s Award by the Black Management Forum in 2004; and Honorary Award by UNISA for Outstanding Entrepreneur and Leader in the Business Environment in 2005. In 2005, Mr. Mashaba was honored by UNISA as an outstanding entrepreneur and leader in the business environment. He c0-authored his autobiography, Black Like You, and is active with Twitter, at last count; 2616 tweets • 64 photos/videos • 4240 followers. Check out the latest Tweets from Herman Mashaba (@HermanMashaba). More information »

Lawrence Reed – November 19, 2015

Lawrence Reed

Lawrence Reed

Real Heroes: Inspirational Stories Connecting Character and the Defense of Liberty

“The truest hero does not think of himself as one, never advertises himself as such, and does not perform the acts that make him a hero for either fame or fortune. He does not wait for government to act if he senses an opportunity to fix a problem himself.” Join the Wisconsin Forum and Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) President Lawrence W. Reed for his discussion on “Real Heroes,” a telling of stories of people whose choices and actions make them heroes. In every case, they will be individuals who deserve notice and appreciation, individuals with dedication and initiative, and individuals who have held true to principles of liberty. More information »

Eric O’Keefe – January 28, 2016

Eric O'Keefe

Eric O’Keefe

Exposed Abuses of the “John Doe” Investigation

Eric O’Keefe is a national conservative leader who has been active in politics for more than 35 years. He is a central figure in the so-called “John Doe” investigation in Wisconsin that has shocked the consciences of conservatives everywhere. Eric defied demands from Milwaukee prosecutors that he remain silent about the investigation that targeted him, his trusted associates, and more than 29 other conservative organizations. As a result of Eric’s refusal to stay silent, conservatives in Wisconsin are now aware of the home raids, massive sweeps of emails and confidential documents, and other unconstitutional conduct against them. Today, Eric is leading the litigation and other activities to hold those behind these violations accountable for their civil rights abuses. Eric will discuss the current state of the John Doe investigation and his plans to help every victim seek justice. He will also help attendees understand how the same tactics have been adopted in other states, and the network of “progressive” and establishment political leaders who are driving this strategy. More information »

Gary Chartier – March 7, 2016

Gary Chartier

Gary Chartier

Consistent Non-Aggression

Gary Chartier, PhD, advances ideas that have been called ‘intellectually provocative’ and ‘deeply relevant’ to the contemporary global condition, and his works have been labeled as ‘sophisticated works of scholarship’ by peers and reviewers. Mr. Chartier currently serves as Professor of Law and Business Ethics and Associate Dean of the Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business at La Sierra University in Riverside, California. He is a senior fellow and trustee of the Center for a Stateless Society, and the author of several works including: Anarchy and Legal Order, Radicalizing Rawls, Economic Justice and Natural Law, and the popular libertarian primer The Conscience of an Anarchist. His byline has appeared nearly forty times in journals including the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Legal Theory, and Law and Philosophy. More information »

Michael Daugherty – April 7, 2016

Michael Daugherty

Michael Daugherty

The Devil Inside the Beltway

Various government agencies do not always have to follow checks and balances, and can wield unregulated power. Small businesses often do not have the means or influence to defend themselves when under scrutiny from these agencies. Five years ago, the US Government teamed with a private enterprise to attack and take a file without authorization from an American small business, and they used that information to expand a government agency. Michael Daugherty, a small business owner who created LabMD, a cancer detection center in Atlanta, became a victim of a private cyber security company. That company, in association with a prestigious American university, conducted an invasion of business files and then used their findings to motivate the US Government to ride the wave of new cyber security protections and legislation. Mr. Daugherty will create awareness about this abuse of power, and his book The Devil Inside the Beltway will be available at the Wisconsin Forum event for purchase. More information »

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