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University of Oxford

In 2005, Professor Millican was appointed as a Gilbert Ryle Fellow and Professor of Philosophy at Hertford College, Oxford. Prof Millican is responsible for the Philosophy & Computer Science degree at the University of Oxford.

Professor John Filling

 King’s College, University of Cambridge

Dr Filling is a lecturer in the faculty of philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and a fellow and director of studies in philosophy at King’s College, Cambridge. After an undergraduate degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Dr Filling was awarded an M.Phil. and then a D.Phil., all from Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, before becoming a JRF in political philosophy at St John’s College, Oxford, and a lecturer in political philosophy at Brasenose College, Oxford. A former doctoral student of the noted analytical Marxist, G.A. Cohen, Dr Filling’s research focuses on the history of political thought.



Dr Whyte is a distinguished writer, mainly in the fields of economics, philosophy and public policy. He is the author Quack Policy (2013), Free Thoughts (2012), A Load of Blair (2005) and Crimes Against Logic (2004). He has published more than two hundred opinion columns in newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, The Times, and The Financial Times. Dr Whyte won the prestigious Bastiat Prize for Economic Journalism. As a young philosophy don at the University of Cambridge, Dr Whyte was awarded a prize for the best academic article in the world by a philosopher under the age of thirty. 

Harvard University

Professor Miron is Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University.

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University of Oxford

Dr Edelhoff is a teaching fellow at the Universität Hamburg, where she specialises in ancient philosophy with a particular interest in Aristotle and Plato’s metaphysics. 
In 2013 Dr Edelhoff won the Sidgwick Philosophy Prize from Corpus Christi College, Oxford. 

University of Cambridge

Professor Kealey is a British biochemist who was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, a private university in Britain. He was appointed Professor of Clinical Biochemistry in 2011. Prior to his tenure at Buckingham, Kealey lectured in clinical biochemistry at the University of Cambridge.

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 House of Lords

Lord Hannan is a Member of the House of Lords and Vice-Chairman of the UK Conservative Party. A Member of the UK Board of Trade and President of the Initiative for Free Trade, Lord Hannan was a five-term MEP in Brussels, where he founded the European Conservatives and Reformists Party. He writes a weekly column for The Sunday Telegraph and The Washington Examiner. Born in Lima, Peru, Lord Hannan is fluent in French and Spanish. He holds a First Class honours degree in Modern History from Oriel College, University of Oxford. 

UC Berkeley

Professor Wasow is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at UC Berkeley. He received a PhD in African American Studies, an MA in Government and an MA in Statistics from Harvard University. Previously, he co-founded and the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School.


Former Prime Minister of Australia

Tony Abbott is an Australian politician who served as a member of the Australian House of Representatives (1994–2019), leader of the Liberal Party of Australia (2009–15), and prime minister of Australia (2013–15).


West Virginia University

Dr Johnson is the Assistant Chair in the Economics Department at West Virginia University. She specialises in network theory, and in conducting large field experiments in economics. 

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Writer and Lawyer

Helen Dale became the youngest winner of Australia’s premier literary award, the Miles Franklin, for her first novel, The Hand that Signed the Paper. She read law at Brasenose College, Oxford, and was Senior Adviser to Australian Senator David Leyonhjelm.


University of Oxford

Dr Bader is a fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and an associate professor in the philosophy department at the University of Oxford. Prior to moving to Oxford, Dr Bader was assistant professor in the philosophy department at New York University.

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Dr. Stephen Davies

 Institute of Economic Affairs, London



Dr Davies is Head of Education at the IEA and Distinguished Fellow in History at the John Locke Institute. He is the author of The Wealth Explosion: the Nature and Origins of Modernity. 


Georgetown University

Professor Jaworski teaches Ethical Values of Business to undergraduates and Ethical Leadership to MBAs at Georgetown University. His work has been published in Ethics, Philosophical Studies, The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, The Journal of Business Ethics, The Journal of Value Inquiry, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. He is co-author of Markets without Limits: Moral Virtues and Commercial Interests.



University of Oxford

An environmental geographer and doctoral candidate, Dr. Vanessa Burns is currently researching climate change at the University of Oxford. Dr. Burns has an Honours Degree in Communications from the University of Technology Sydney and a Masters Degree in Communications from the University of New South Wales.


An excellent teacher, David Friedman helps fully develop your intellectual capabilities. He cares a great deal about his students.

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Dr. Filling has changed how I view relationships among people, governments, and other entities.

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Robin Hanson, one of the most interesting professors I have ever met, challenged my beliefs during precepts and at dinner.





It was an honour to be taught by Alan Ryan; he was extremely helpful on the Oxbridge admissions process.

Atlas Network

Dr Palmer is Chairman of the Board of Fellows at the John Locke Institute, Executive Vice President for International Programmes at the Atlas Network, and Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. Author or editor of seven books, he has published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Foreign Policy, Ethics, Critical Review, Global Policy, Eurasia Review, and Constitutional Political Economy, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Die Welt, Caixing, Al Hayat, Boston Review, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and The Spectator. He has a D.Phil. in Politics from Hertford College, University of Oxford.

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 George Mason University

Professor Caplan is a professor of economics at George Mason University, a research fellow at the Mercatus Center, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and a former contributor to the Freakonomics blog; he also publishes his own blog, EconLog. He is a self-described “economic libertarian”. 

 University of Oxford

Professor Ryan was Warden of New College, Oxford, professor of politics at Princeton University and professor of philosophy at Stanford. He is the author of eleven books, including the authoritative On Politics. 

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University of Arizona

Prof. Schmidtz is an acclaimed political philosopher who serves as the Kendrick Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona. He is editor and chief of the journal Social Philosophy and Policy.

 George Mason University

Professor Hanson teaches law and economics at George Mason, and is a research associate at Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute. He received a B.S. in physics from UC Irvine, an M.S. in physics and an M.A. in Conceptual Foundations of Science from Chicago, and a Ph.D. in social science from Caltech. He is the author of The Elephant in the Brain, The Age of Em, and 


 George Mason University

Steven E. Landsburg is a professor of economics at the University of Rochester. He is the author of Can You Outsmart an Economist?, The Big Questions, More Sex is Safer Sex, Fair Play, The Armchair Economist, two textbooks on economics, and over 30 journal articles in mathematics, economics and philosophy. He has written regularly for Forbes and Slate and occasionally for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other publications. 

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Professor Daniel d'Amico

 Brown University

Professor d’Amico is a lecturer in economics at Brown University and Associate Director of the Political Theory Project. He is an authority on the political economy of criminal justice reform. 

Professor David Friedman

 Santa Clara University

Professor Friedman is a professor of law at Santa Clara University in California. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago. Professor Friedman has written many seminal books, including The Machinery of Freedom and Law’s Order. 

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European Parliament

Mr Carswell was a British Member of Parliament from 2005 to 2017 who in 2014 became the first elected MP for the UK Independence Party (UKIP), representing Clacton. From March 2017 to May 2017, he sat as an independent.

George Mason University

Professor Somin is a law professor at George Mason University, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, a blogger for the Volokh Conspiracy, and a former co-editor of the Supreme Court Economic Review. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, migration rights, and the study of popular political participation and its implications for constitutional democracy.




Mr Cox is the Director of the John Locke Institute. British by birth, he grew up in Jamaica, Australia, and the United States. Mr Cox began his career working for an Australian investment bank before becoming a founder-CEO of start-ups in Australia, Britain and the United States. He holds an honours degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, where he subsequently taught macroeconomics.


Academic Dean

Mr Koerner is the John Locke Institute’s Academic Dean. He holds an M.A. and an M.Phil. in Physics and Philosophy of Science from Cambridge University and is a prolific public speaker, author, and consultant. He founded, an organization of over a hundred volunteers, which translates foreign commentary and opinion about the USA from mainstream media all over the world. He is the author of “If You Can Keep It”.

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