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Panel Discussions from Brownstone's Third Annual Conference: Rebuild Freedom

Panel Discussions from Brownstone’s Third Annual Conference: Rebuild Freedom

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At Brownstone’s third annual conference and gala, aptly called ‘Rebuild Freedom’, hundreds of scholars, writers, researchers, fellows, and supporters came together in Dallas for a weekend of meals, panel discussions, and solidarity over the civilization-wide trauma we all endured ever since March 2020.

Our panels covered every facet of how the Covid nightmare has forever changed society. Each session was dedicated to a particular topic: health, science, journalism, academia, law, economics, and ethics.

Our guest speaker for the gala was former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, emeritus professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy, and Brownstone Institute Senior Scholar Ramesh Thakur. Dr. Thakur brilliantly outlined the interconnectedness of the many tyrannies we face, from Covid policies to the religion of wokism.

Our panel discussions and Dr. Thakur’s speech are now available on YouTube and Rumble. Watch the entire conference at NTD or Epoch Times.

We are not alone.

We will rebuild our freedoms.

One brick at a time.

Health Panel

Synopsis:

Panelists discuss the state of public health following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Moderator:

Jeffrey A. Tucker, Founder of Brownstone Institute

Panelists:

David Bell: Clinical and public health physician with a PhD in population health and background in internal medicine, modeling, and epidemiology of infectious disease.

Paul Marik: Co-leader of the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC).

Ryan Cole: Board-certified dermatopathologist (AP & CP) and the CEO/Medical Director of Cole Diagnostics. He has worked as an independent pathologist since 2004.

Science Panel

Synopsis:

Panelists discuss the state of science during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Moderator:

Jeffrey A. Tucker, Founder of Brownstone Institute

Panelists:

Simon Goddek: Biotechnologist, author, researcher, entrepreneur, and citizen journalist, and 2023 Brownstone Fellow, dedicated to promoting health and self-sufficiency. He is CEO of Sunfluencer.

Ramesh Thakur: Brownstone Institute Senior Scholar, is a former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, and emeritus professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.

Maryanne Demasi: 2023 Brownstone Fellow, is an investigative medical reporter with a PhD in rheumatology, who writes for online media and top-tiered medical journals. For over a decade, she produced TV documentaries for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and has worked as a speechwriter and political advisor for the South Australian Science Minister.

Robert Malone: Physician and biochemist. His work focuses on mRNA technology, pharmaceuticals, and drug repurposing research.

Journalism Panel

Synopsis:

Panelists discuss the their journalistic discoveries and experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Moderator:

Jeffrey A. Tucker, Founder of Brownstone Institute

Panelists:

Gabrielle Bauer: Toronto health and medical writer who has won six national awards for her magazine journalism. She has written three books, including Blindsight is 2020.

Debbie Lerman: 2023 Brownstone Fellow, has a degree in English from Harvard. She is a retired science writer and a practicing artist and journalist.

Jim Bovard: 2023 Brownstone Fellow, is author and lecturer whose commentary targets examples of waste, failures, corruption, cronyism and abuses of power in government. Author of ten books.

Adam Creighton: Washington Correspondent, the Australian and former Economics Editor (2018-2021).

Academia Panel

Synopsis:

Panelists discuss the state of academia and education following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Moderator:

Jeffrey A. Tucker, Founder of Brownstone Institute

Panelists:

Paul Frijters, Senior Scholar at Brownstone Institute, is a Professor of Wellbeing Economics in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics, UK. He specializes in applied micro-econometrics, including labor, happiness, and health economics. Co-author of The Great Covid Panic.

Rob Jenkins is an associate professor of English at Georgia State University – Perimeter College and a Higher Education Fellow at Campus Reform. He is the author or co-author of six books, including Think Better, Write Better, Welcome to My Classroom, and The 9 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders. He has written for Townhall, The Daily Wire, American Thinker, PJ Media, The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Jay Bhattacharya is a physician, epidemiologist, and health economist. He is Professor at Stanford Medical School, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research, a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, a Faculty Member at the Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute, and a Fellow at the Academy of Science and Freedom. His research focuses on the economics of health care around the world with a particular emphasis on the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. Co-Author of the Great Barrington Declaration.

Steve Templeton, Senior Scholar at Brownstone Institute, is an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Indiana University School of Medicine – Terre Haute. His research focuses on immune responses to opportunistic fungal pathogens. He has also served on Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Public Health Integrity Committee and was a co-author of “Questions for a COVID-19 commission,” a document provided to members of a pandemic response-focused Congressional committee.

Law Panel

Synopsis:

Panelists discuss the state of law following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Moderator:

Jeffrey A. Tucker, Founder of Brownstone Institute

Panelists:

William Spruance is a practicing attorney and a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.

Bobbie Anne Cox, a 2023 Brownstone Fellow, is an attorney with 25 years experience in the private sector, who continues to practice law but also lectures in her field of expertise – government overreach and improper regulation and assessments.

Andrew Lowenthal, a Brownstone Institute fellow and co-founder and former executive director of EngageMedia, an Asia-Pacific digital rights, open and secure technology, and documentary non-profit, and a former fellow of Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and MIT’s Open Documentary Lab.

Economics Panel

Synopsis:

Panelists discuss the state of economics following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Moderator:

Jeffrey A. Tucker, Founder of Brownstone Institute

Panelists:

Gigi Foster, Senior Scholar at Brownstone Institute, is a Professor of Economics at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Her research covers diverse fields including education, social influence, corruption, lab experiments, time use, behavioral economics, and Australian policy. She is co-author of The Great Covid Panic.

David Stockman, Senior Scholar at Brownstone Institute, is the author of many books on politics, finance, and economics. He is a former congressman from Michigan, and the former Director of the Congressional Office of Management and Budget. He runs the subscription-based analytics site ContraCorner.

Ethics Panel

Synopsis:

Panelists discuss the state of ethics following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Moderator:

Jeffrey A. Tucker, Founder of Brownstone Institute

Panelists:

Naomi Wolf is a bestselling author, columnist, and professor; she is a graduate of Yale University and received a doctorate from Oxford. She is cofounder and CEO of DailyClout.io, a successful civic tech company.

Aaron Kheriaty, Senior Brownstone Scholar and 2023 Brownstone Fellow, is a psychiatrist working with the Unity Project. He is a former Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California at Irvine School of Medicine, where he was the director of Medical Ethics.

Thomas Harrington, Senior Brownstone Scholar and 2023 Brownstone Fellow, is Professor Emeritus of Hispanic Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, where he taught for 24 years. His research is on Iberian movements of national identity and contemporary Catalan culture. His essays are published at Words in The Pursuit of Light.

Toby Rogers has a Ph.D. in political economy from the University of Sydney in Australia and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of California, Berkeley. His research focus is on regulatory capture and corruption in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Rogers does grassroots political organizing with medical freedom groups across the country working to stop the epidemic of chronic illness in children.

Keynote Address by Ramesh Thakur



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  • Logan Chipkin

    Logan Chipkin is the Managing Editor at Brownstone. He writes about economics, science, history, and freedom and is the author of the fantasy novel, Windfall.

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