Or go to https://zoom.us/join and use Meeting ID: 812-506-718.
In these challenging times, people need clarity. But how can you cut through the noise? How do you step outside the bubble of commentary that puts partisan loyalty above the facts? Where can you find analysis informed by an unwavering commitment to objectivity?
At the Ayn Rand Institute, we are dedicated to the pursuit of this ideal.
For a rational perspective on the issues we face today, tune in to New Ideal–Live!, our web series and podcast. We break down the complex events and issues shaping our world in these times of crisis from the perspective of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism. A philosophy that upholds the ideals of reason, individualism and capitalism.
Join the live Zoom broadcast on Mondays and Wednesdays and take part in the Q&A. Or catch the livestream or recordings on YouTube, Facebook or (coming soon) your favorite podcasting app.
Live Q&A Discussion
This online event will consist of a 30 to 45-minute discussion and analysis with audience Q&A
Suggest Our Next Topic
We’ll ask for your feedback during and after the webinar. What do you want to discuss next?
With a passionate commitment to rational ideas, New Ideal explores pressing cultural issues from the perspective of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism. Visit the website.
Copyright 2020 © All Right Reserved.
Ben Bayer is an instructor and fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute. He teaches in the Objectivist Academic Center, lectures and gives interviews for ARI. He also writes and edits for ARI’s online publication, New Ideal, focusing primarily on the application of philosophy to contemporary cultural and political controversies.
Dr. Bayer holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and was a visiting assistant professor at Loyola University New Orleans for seven years. He has also taught at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado College, Loyola University of Chicago, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Bayer has published scholarly articles in the areas of epistemology and metaphysics (especially, free will and determinism), and is a contributing author to Concepts and Their Role in Knowledge: Reflections on Objectivist Epistemology and Essays on Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead.”
Keith Lockitch is the vice president of content and a senior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, overseeing the production of the Institute’s intellectual content. He is a senior instructor for ARI’s Objectivist Academic Center, where he has been teaching distance-learning courses on written and oral communication skills for more than fifteen years. He also teaches about Ayn Rand’s novels and ideas in a variety of settings, from high school and college classrooms to ARI Campus.
Dr. Lockitch received his PhD in physics from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and prior to joining ARI he conducted postdoctoral research in relativistic astrophysics. Today he specializes in the application of Ayn Rand’s philosophy to scientific topics, in particular to environmental issues such as energy and climate. He has been published in many media outlets and is a contributor to Why Businessmen Need Philosophy: The Capitalist’s Guide to the Ideas Behind Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.”
Elan Journo writes and speaks for ARI on foreign policy issues. He is a senior editor at New Ideal. In addition, he is an occasional guest instructor at the Objectivist Academic Center. In 2012, he launched ARI’s Junior Fellows Program and led it until 2018.
Mr. Journo specializes in the application of Rand’s ethics of rational egoism to public policy issues, and his research and writing focus on the intersection of moral ideas and American foreign policy. His 2009 book, Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism, analyzes post-9/11 U.S. foreign policy from the perspective of Rand’s philosophy. He is co-author, with Onkar Ghate, of Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism: From George W. Bush to Barack Obama and Beyond. He is a contributor to Defending Free Speech. His latest book is What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
Mr. Journo holds a BA in philosophy from King’s College, London, and an MA in diplomacy from SOAS, University of London.
Aaron Smith is an instructor and fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute. He is an instructor for ARI’s Objectivist Academic Center and ARI Campus, and designs educational content for the Institute’s intellectual training and e-learning programs. He writes, speaks and gives interviews for the Institute and provides intellectual and editorial support to ARI’s programs.
Dr. Smith received his PhD in philosophy from Johns Hopkins University where his research focused on Aristotle’s theory of knowledge. Prior to joining ARI in 2013, he was a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Onkar Ghate is chief philosophy officer and a senior fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute. He is the Institute’s resident expert on Objectivism and serves as its senior trainer and editor. He has taught philosophy for over ten years at the Institute’s Objectivist Academic Center.
Dr. Ghate has been published in major media outlets and is a contributing author to numerous books on Rand’s fiction and philosophy, including Essays on Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead”; Essays on Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”; Why Businessmen Need Philosophy: The Capitalist’s Guide to the Ideas Behind Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”; Concepts and Their Role in Knowledge: Reflections on Objectivist Epistemology; and A Companion to Ayn Rand (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy).
A Canadian citizen, Dr. Ghate received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Calgary.