Events Archive

Love Your Enemies: Arthur Brooks

Love Your Enemies by Arthur Brooks

February 27th, 2020

Harper Auditorium

Lecture Recap Video

IEI Public Forums - Archive of Events

The Alternative: Most of what you believe about poverty is wrong

On August 29th, Mauricio Miller, from the Family Independence Initiative, gave a fantastic talk on his book, The Alternative. Miller highlights the fundamentally flawed social service system and discusses an alternative way of helping those on the lower rungs of the financial ladder. Namely, putting families and communities in the driver's seat by encouraging positive deviance within peer groups.

"The Alternative: Most of What You Believe About Poverty is Wrong" Click HERE for Video Recording

Immigration: Problem or Solution?

The Institute for Economic Inquiry hosted a panel of experts on the hot-buttoned issue of immigration. We invited Dr. Ben Powell from Texas Tech University's Free Market Institute, Dr. Danielle Battisti from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and David Weber and Edward Morse from Creighton University's Law School to offer different perspectives on immigration. From the economic viewpoint to the legal aspects, this conversation provided the audience even more to ponder as they political debate heightens.


Leadership Conversation with C.L. Werner

Debate: Income Inequality

On October 26th, 2016, the Institute for Economic Inquiry hosted a debate on the topic of income inequality. The debate was moderated by IEI scholar, Dr. Michael Thomas. He was joined by Dr. Steve Horwitz from St. Lawrence University and Dr. Gerry Friedman from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Campus as a Safe Space or a Free Speech Zone

On September 27th 2016, the Institute for Economic Inquiry hosted a panel discussion titled "Campus as a Safe Space or a Free Speech Zone." The conversation was moderated by Professor Palma Strand (Creighton University School of Law) and featured the following panelists: Jonathan Rauch (Brookings Institution), Dr. Stanley Fish (Yeshiva University, Cardozo School of Law), Dr. Antony Davies (Duquesne University), and Dr. Omar Wasow (Princeton University). You can watch a highlight video, a recording of the entire event, as well as short excerpts for each panelist below.

Growing Trust in the Marketplace Symposium

On April 22nd 2016, the Institute for Economic Inquiry in collaboration with the Asian World Center, The Werner Institute for Dispute Resolution and the School of Law hosted a symposium titled "Growing Trust in the Marketplace."

Speakers and panelists included Vasant Raval, Marorong Jiang, Tadashi Nomura, Steve Sieberson, Ernie Goss, Edward Morse, Jacqueline Font-Guzman, Ed O'Boyle, and Ronald Volkmer.

School Choice Panel

On March 2nd 2016, the Institute for Economic Inquiry hosted an IEI Public Forum on School Choice. Panelists included Dr. Jay Greene (University of Arkansas), Mr. Michael Sentance (Education Consultant), Mr. Dwight Jones (former Superintendent Colorado and Clark County, NV), Dr. Matthew Blomstedt (Commissioner, Nebraska Department of Education, and Mr. Patrick Slattery (Archdiocese of Omaha superintendent, moderator).

Jason Riley - Please Stop Helping Us

Jason Riley, Senior Fellow with the Manhattan Institute and author of two books, was hosted by Creighton University's Institute for Economic Inquiry on October 14, 2015.  He visited with IEI's reading group and delivered a lecture on "Federal spending's impact on low income Americans" and signed books.

Esther George - Community Banks

The Institute for Economic Inquiry sponsored a panel discussion, "What does the future hold for community banks?," featuring Esther George, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, on December 5, 2014. 

Read the Omaha World Herald article:  Regional Fed chief is champion of small banks, saying community lenders vital.

Fr. Robert Sirico - Markets and Morality

The Institute for Economic Inquiry hosted Father Robert Sirico on November 12, 2014.

Read the Omaha World Herald article: The pope is 'on to something' on the economy, priest say