AWARDS DINNER

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019

AWARDS DINNER

January 17, 2019
washington, dc

What: SFL Awards Dinner
Where: Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. 
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019 
Time: 6:30pm Reception, 7:30pm Dinner 
Attire: Formal
Celebrate freedom with the global liberty movement’s best and brightest! 
You're invited to our exclusive dinner ceremony in honor of the most impactful and talented leaders at SFL and in the liberty movement. This will be a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a meal with our award recipients and some of the biggest names in the global liberty movement. The SFL Awards Dinner also represents the perfect opportunity to catch up and network with the movement’s most inspiring people. The event will also feature a keynote speaker and throughout the evening, Students For Liberty will present the Event, Student Group, and Student of the Year awards to the best leaders in our network.  
AWARDS DINNER SPEAKERS

Steve Forbes

Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media

Steve Forbes

Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media

Steve Forbes is Chairman and Editor-in- Chief of Forbes Media.

The company’s flagship publication, Forbes, is the nation’s leading business magazine, with a circulation of more than 900,000. Forbes combined with Forbes Asia, Forbes Europe, and the company’s licensee editions together reach a worldwide audience of more than 5 million readers.

Forbes.com has become one of the world’s most influential websites, with more than 80 million unique visitors a month.

Mr. Forbes writes editorials for Forbes under the heading of “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious
Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the
financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate.
In both 1996 and 2000, Mr. Forbes campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the
Presidency. Key to his platform were a flat tax, medical savings accounts, a new Social Security
system for working Americans, parental choice of schools for their children, term limits and a
strong national defense. Mr. Forbes continues to energetically promote this agenda.

Terry Kibbe

Awards Dinner Speaker

Terry Kibbe

Awards Dinner Speaker

Terry spent the first decade of her career working on defense contracts with companies such as EDS and Unisys. Looking for a different challenge, in 1997, she made a career shift and moved into the non-profit and philanthropic world. Since then, she has raised millions in operating capital for various nonprofit and political causes including the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Cato and FreedomWorks. In early 2007, Terry formed Dagny, LLC, offering strategic management services to philanthropic charities and non-profit organizations. From 2009 to 2014, she served as chairwoman of the advisory board of the Rising Tide Foundation in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and as an advisor to the Global Philanthropic Trust in the Cayman Islands. Terry was president of Curated Innovation, a medical research foundation which used venture philanthropy to develop breakthrough products that save and improve lives. She was co-founder of AlternativePAC, a super PAC which supported Libertarian Gary Johnson’s presidential campaign and during the 2016 GOP primary, she was a fundraiser for a super PAC supporting U.S. Senator Rand Paul for President. She also worked on Capitol Hill as a top aide to Congressman Christopher Cox. She is a member of The Mont Pelerin Society and serves on the board of the Friends of the Austrian Economic Center.

Most recently, she is co-founder and chief executive officer of Free the People, an educational foundation reaching young people with stories about freedom, community, and disruptive innovation. Free the People goes upstream of politics, using pop culture, video, comedy, art and narrative to tell tales of liberty. She is also co-founder and partner at Fight the Power Productions, a strategic communications firm focused on video production, social media branding and distribution, and compelling storytelling.

Terry is a graduate of Grove City College, where she received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering. Terry is often embarrassed by her husband Matt’s facial hair but is always proud of her Anarcho-CATipalists, Roark, Ragnar and Rearden. On those rare occasions when she isn’t working, she can be found practicing yoga, (standing on her head somehow helps her bring her life into balance) traveling and taking photographs.

Randy Barnett

Awards Dinner Speaker

Randy Barnett

Awards Dinner Speaker

Randy E. Barnett is the Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches constitutional law and contracts, and is Director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution.

After graduating from Northwestern University and Harvard Law School, he tried many felony cases as a prosecutor in the Cook County States’ Attorney’s Office in Chicago. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Constitutional Studies and the Bradley Prize, Professor Barnett has been a visiting professor at Penn, Northwestern and Harvard Law School.  

Professor Barnett’s publications includes twelve books, more than one hundred articles and reviews, as well as numerous op-eds. His latest book, Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People was published by HarperCollins (which was featured in a program at the National Constitution Center). In 2004, he argued the medical marijuana case of Gonzalez v. Raich before the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2012, he was one of the lawyers representing the National Federation of Independent Business in its constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act.  

Alan Dershowitz

Awards Dinner Speaker

Alan Dershowitz

Awards Dinner Speaker

Professor Alan M. Dershowitz is a Brooklyn native who has been called “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer” and one of its “most distinguished defenders of individual rights,” “the best-known criminal lawyer in the world,” “the top lawyer of last resort.”  He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Emeritus, at Harvard Law School, joined the Harvard Law School faculty at age 25.

He has also published more than 1000 articles in magazines.  Professor Dershowitz is the author of 36 fiction and non-fiction works with a worldwide audience, including the New York Times #1 bestseller Chutzpah and five other national bestsellers.  His autobiography, Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law, was published by Crown, a division of Random House.

His writing has been praised by Truman Capote, Saul Bellow, William Styron, David Mamet, Aharon Appelfeld, A.B. Yehoshua, Elie Wiesel, Richard North Patterson, and Henry Louise Gests, Jr.  More than a million of his books—translated in many languages have been sold worldwide.

He has also been the recipient of numerous academic awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on human rights, a fellowship at The Center for the Advanced Study of Behavioral Sciences and several Dean’s Awards for his books.

He has been the subject of two New Yorker cartoons, a New York Times crossword puzzle, and a Trivial Pursuit question.  A Sandwich at Fenway Park has been named after him—pastrami, of course.

He is married to Carolyn Cohen, a PhD psychologist.

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