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Property Rights (April – May 2009)

The Second Annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium

In recognition of the centrality of the idea and institution of property to civilized life, the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, in conjunction with the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester, devoted the AHI’s second annual Carl B. Menges Colloquium to “Property Rights.” This three-day event, held 30 April-May 2 at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York, brought together in six sessions over two days  dozens of scholars, students, and informed citizens for intensive conversation on a range of themes.

Below you will find video of the opening banquet and keynote address, delivered by F. Scott Kieff, Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis. Following the video are expandable collections of the colloquium’s six sessions, where you will find audio of the presentations and question-and-answer sessions (just click on a session title to expand).

Sessions:

1. The Meaning of Property

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2. Property Rights in Human Beings

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3. Property Rights in China

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4. Property Rights and War

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5. Eminent Domain

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6. Kelo v. New London

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