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Cato Institute event 6/17 in SF: "Liberty, Technology, and Prosperity"

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: FW: Cato Event in SF
Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2005 23:13:22 -0400
From: Jim Harper <jharper@cato.org>
To: <declan@well.com>


This June 17 event in SF may be of interest to Politechnicals in the Bay 
Area.  I'll be speaking about identification, no doubt incorporating 
observations from my testimony in Congress tomorrow (House Homeland 
Security Committee) and the second meeting of the DHS Data Privacy and 
Integrity Advisory Committee in Boston next week.


Jim Harper
Director of Information Policy Studies
The Cato Institute

You're invited to a seminar luncheon cosponsored by the Cato Institute 
and The Economist, "Liberty, Technology, and Prosperity," on Friday, 
June 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fairmont hotel in San 
Francisco.  The seminar luncheon will feature nationally acclaimed Bay 
Area radio talk show host Gene Burns and best-selling author Joel Garreau.

Joel Garreau will discuss the topic of his new book, Radical Evolution: 
The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies -- and What It 
Means to Be Human, which examines possible implications of technological 
advances in such fields as genetics, robotics, information and 
nanotechnologies on human evolution.  Wired editor-at-large Kevin Kelly 
writes about Radical Evolution, "It isn't often an author gets to herald 
the biggest news in the last 10,000 years. But you'll get the full, 
uncensored, mind-blowing report here in this entertaining and 
surprisingly deep book."  And, I'm sure you will enjoy listening to the 
thoughtful and at times spirited remarks by Gene Burns. In addition, 
there will be brief presentations by Cato's president Ed Crane and our 
privacy expert Jim Harper.

The registration fee is $50 per person and $350 for a table of eight.

As a convenience you can register online at 

Program listed below.

For further information please contact Cato's Lesley Albanese at 
202-789-5223 or lalbanese@cato.org

Liberty, Technology, and Prosperity

Seminar Luncheon cosponsored by the Cato Institute and The Economist

Friday, June 17, 2005
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Featuring Joel Garreau, Reporter and Editor, Washington Post, Principal, 
The Garreau Group, and Author of Radical Evolution: The Promise and 
Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies-and What It Means to Be Human 
(Doubleday, May 2005); and Gene Burns, Radio Talk Show Host, KGO-AM 810 
NewsTalk Radio.

The Fairmont
950 Mason Street
San Francisco

  10:30-11:00 a.m.


  11:00-11:05 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks
Edward H. Crane, President, Cato Institute

  11:05-11:35 a.m.

Keynote Address-What Ever Happened to the Politics of Liberty
Gene Burns, Radio Talk Show Host, KGO-AM 810 NewsTalk Radio

  11:35-11:55 a.m.

Identification in the Digital Age: Promise and Consequence
Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute

  11:55 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Once There Was a Constitution
Edward H. Crane, President, Cato Institute

  12:15-12:30 p.m.


Posted by Declan McCullagh on Jun 10, 2005 in category economics

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