Invisible Hand Seminar

The Conservative Liberalism of Edmund Burke

Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall), D180

Led and organized by Daniel Klein (

This seminar serves the Adam Smith program community, and gives a forum for graduate students to develop and present their work. Contact me to receive the paper.

It is OK to attend without having read the paper.

We go to dinner afterward.

Select Saturdays 4:00 - 5:45, Buchanan Hall D180


SPRING 2019:

Funding provided in part by the Institute for Humane Studies.


Saturday, March 23:

Yuval Levin, Ethics & Public Policy Center, and editor of National Affairs

The Conservative Liberalism of Edmund Burke

(based on The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left (Basic, 2014), link to Amazon page)


Saturday, April 20:

Daniel Klein, George Mason University:

The Man within the Breast, the Supreme Impartial Spectator, and Other Impartial Spectators in Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments 

Coauthored with Erik Matson and Colin Doran, link to paper at SSRN


Saturday, April 27:

Helena Rosenblatt, Professor of History, City University of New York:

The Lost History of Liberalism: From Ancient Rome to the Twenty-First Century (Princeton UP, 2018). Link to Amazon page