2014 NJ Libertarian Party Convention
UPDATE: We regret to announce that Dr. Walter Block will not be attending our convention. He has canceled due to a temporary medical issue that he is dealing with. Instead we are going to have a roundtable discussion on poverty and homelessness.
We are extremely pleased to announce the details for this year's Convention. We are holding the Convention at Tavern on the Lake in Hightstown, NJ.
The Convention will be held on March 29th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Party's Business Meeting will be held on morning of March 29th and will be open to all. Registration will be required for the afternoon events, which include a luncheon and speakers. Our full convention package includes lunch on Saturday and afternoon speakers with coffee and refreshments available all day.
Registration for the full Convention will be $45. An early bird registration discount is available for $40. (Early bird registration ends on March 24th!)
Speakers only (no lunch) registration is only $10. Very affordable students discounts are available.
Note that the business meeting on Saturday morning is free. You do not need to register for the business meeting.
Schedule (tentative) includes:
9:00 - 12:00 NJLP Business Meeting, Coffee and light breakfast served
Dr. Walter Block (CANCELED)
Walter Block, an Austrian school economist and anarcho-libertarian philosopher, is Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Chair in Economics and Professor of Economics at Loyola University New Orleans and Senior Fellow with the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
He earned his PhD in Economics at Columbia University. He is an author, editor, and co-editor of many books which include Defending the Undefendable; Lexicon of Economic Thought, Economic Freedom of the World 1975-1995; Rent Control: Myths and Realities; Discrimination, Affirmative Action, and Equal Opportunity; Theology, Third Word Development and Economic Justice; Man, Economy, and Liberty: Essays in Honor of Murray N. Rothbard; Religion, Economics, and Social Thought; and Economic Freedom: Toward a Theory of Measurement.
Dr. Block has written more than 500 articles for various non-refereed journals, magazines and newspapers, and is a contributor to such journals as The Review of Austrian Economics, Journal of Libertarian Studies, The Journal of Labor Economics, Cultural Dynamics, and the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. He is currently a professor and chair of economics, college of business administration, at Loyola University.
Dr. Murray Sabrin
The Coming Collapse of the Welfare-Warfare State
Dr. Murray Sabrin is Professor of Finance in the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College of New Jersey. He has been a member of the faculty since 1985. He has a Ph.D. in economic geography from Rutgers University, an M.A. in social studies education from Lehman College and a B.A. in history, geography and social studies education from Hunter College. Sabrin has worked in commercial real estate sales and marketing, personal portfolio management, and economic research. Sabrin is co-founder and president of Conger LH, the world's first Lubrihibitor, a temporary, corrosion protective oil (lubricant). Conger LH is safe to use and does not harm the environment. Sabrin's share of the profits will be used to support nonprofit orgnaizations that promote the freedom philosophy, healthcare, and financial literacy.
Sabrin was the Libertarian Party nominee for governor in 1997 and was the first third party candidate to participate in the official debates with the two major candidates. In 2000 and 2008 he sought the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. In 2007 Dr. Sabrin and his wife, Florence made a $250,000 gift to Ramapo College to establish the Sabrin Center for Business Excellence in the Anisfield School of Business.
Dr. Mary Ruwart
Dr. Mary J. Ruwart is a research scientist, ethicist, and a libertarian author/activist. She received her B.S. in biochemistry in 1970 and her Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1974 (both from Michigan State University). She subsequently joined the Department of Surgery at St. Louis University and left her Assistant Professorship there to accept a position with The Upjohn Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1976. As a senior research scientist, Dr. Ruwart was involved in developing new therapies for a variety of diseases, including liver cirrhosis and AIDS.
Dr. Ruwart left Upjohn in 1995 to devote her time to consulting and writing. Her communications course for scientists, covering written, oral, and poster presentations has received high praise from attendees. She also provides consulting services for nutraceutical companies, clinical research organizations, and universities.
Between 2003 and 2006, Dr. Ruwart was an adjunct Associate Professor of Biology at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. During that time, she served with the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics, designing a medical research ethics course for the University. Her radical application of ethics to medical regulation, especially regulations regarding pharmaceuticals, has life-and-death-implications.
Spreading Libertarianism by Closing Our Mouths and Opening Our Ears: How to talk to non-libertarians without turning them off
Dimitri Vassilaros is “The Lovable Libertarian™” and proud Life Member of the national Libertarian Party.
Dimitri does not vote for the lesser of two evils, does not believe in unfair ballot access rules, and does not like the two-party duopoly that has a stranglehold on our political system. In other words, Dimitri is pro-choice about almost everything.
He admires the work of Dr. Ron Paul, Ayn Rand, Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Julie Borowski, as well as the unapologetic, enlightened self-interest of Eric Cartman on “South Park.”
Daniel Zolnikov (R) is a liberty minded State Representative for Montana. He has been featured on the Kudlow Report, Glenn Beck and Forbes 30 under 30. He is a strong believer in gun rights, smaller government, and a pro-business environment. As a 26 year old Representative, Daniel is one of the few legislators who even remotely understands the threats and concerns of the collection of personal information. He spent his first session working to fill a policy vacuum where privacy and politics meet the road. Daniel sponsored multiple bills, including two pieces of privacy legislation. The first bill would have created the Montana Privacy Act. The second bill, which was signed into law, prevented law enforcement from obtaining cell phone location information without a warrant. For the sake of transparency, he uses his Facebook page to post his votes. Daniel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Montana where he earned 3 business majors in Information Systems, Marketing and Management. As a Montanan, Daniel enjoys the finer things in life including shooting guns, fishing, and fighting tyranny. He can be followed on twitter @danielzolnikov.
Location and Map
Tavern on the Lake is located at 101 North Main Street in Hightstown, NJ. The convention is to be held in the upstairs room. The entrance to the upstairs room is outside to the right of the main entrance.
March 29th, 2014 9:00 AM through 6:00 PM
101 North Main Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520-3306