We are very excited about the Christians For Liberty 2016 Conference this coming August 6th, and we are proud to welcome ten excellent speakers to teach and encourage you in your learning about Christian faith and libertarianism. Over the next few days, we will be posting brief bios of the speakers so you can get to know them a little better (read Part 2 and Part 3). So first, meet the doctors! Okay, there are actually more doctors coming, but I have to split it up somehow. Come to think of it, we have five speakers with doctorates in four distinct fields: economics, philosophy, theology, and engineering. Pretty impressive, right? Yeah, you really don’t want to miss this. Sign up today!
Dr. Victor Claar
Victor V. Claar, Ph.D., is professor of economics at Henderson State University–the public liberal arts university of Arkansas–where he specializes in teaching introductory courses in economics. He also serves on both the graduate faculty and the faculty of the Honors College. He recently served as a Fulbright Scholar at the American University of Armenia, where he conducted research and gave lectures to graduate students in both management and political science. Professor Claar has a long, impressive record of publications, including his influential book, Economics in Christian Perspective: Theory, Policy and Life Choices, now in its ninth printing and recently translated into Chinese for publication and sale in Taiwan.
While you may have heard that economics was once dubbed the “dismal science,” Professor Claar’s work demonstrates that this field is quite the opposite, especially when it does what Professor Claar does: combine sobering analysis and Christian principles to offer a vision of hope. Professor Claar is also the author of Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution, an incisive, thoughtful work that challenges us all to rethink how we buy what we need and want.
Dr. Mark Cherry
Mark J. Cherry is the Dr. Patricia A. Hayes Professor in Applied Ethics and Professor of Philosophy at St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas. He earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Houston and his doctorate degree in philosophy from Rice University in Houston, Texas.
His research compasses ethics and bioethics, together with social and political philosophy. He is Editor of The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (Oxford University Press), Associate Senior Editor of Christian Bioethics (Oxford University Press), and Editor-in-Chief of HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum (Springer); he is Co-editor of the book series The Annals of Bioethics (Routledge) and Editor of the book series Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture (Springer).
Professor Cherry lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Mollie and their three sons, Jacob, Thaddeus, and Matthias.
See a complete list of his writings on ethics, philosophy and more here.
Dr. Jamin Hübner
Dr. Jamin Hübner is an American theologian, musician, and entrepreneur from South Dakota. He is a graduate of Dordt College (BA Theology), Reformed Theological Seminary (MA Religion), the University of South Africa (ThD Theology), and is currently a graduate student at the University of Southern New Hampshire (MS Economics). He currently serves as Chair of Christian Studies and Director of Institutional Effectiveness at John Witherspoon College in Rapid City, SD.
Stay tuned tomorrow to meet the ladies!