Donald J. Boudreaux, economics professor at George Mason University and former president of the Foundation for Economic Education, returns following accolades for his previous two Freedom Seminars engagements. He is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable speaker with a passion for freedom and optimism for the future. He has lectured in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. Don is published in The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Regulation, Reason, The Freeman, The Washington Times, The Journal of Commerce, and the Cato Journal. He is the author of Globalization (Greenwood Press, 2008) and has a widely followed blog with Russ Roberts entitled Cafe Hayek. His PhD in economics is from Auburn University and his law degree is from the University of Virginia.
Karol Boudreaux is currently director of investments for the Omidyar Network, a philanthropic firm dedicated to harnessing the power of markets to create opportunity for people (especially in developing countries) to improve their lives. Prior to Omidyar Network, Karol was an Africa land tenure specialist at USAID. Before joining USAID, she conducted academic research that concentrated on property and land tenure systems, natural resource management, and many varieties of entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa. A former instructor at the George Mason University School of Law, Karol was also a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at GMU where she managed a research project on enterprise-based solutions to poverty. Karol received a juris doctorate degree from the University of Virginia, where she concentrated on international law. She has a bachelor’s degree from Douglass College at Rutgers University.