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The Bastiat Society of San Francisco provides a platform for scholars, business owners, entrepreneurs, members of the community, industry experts, and policy experts to share their insights, ideas, and experiences with the business community and public.


Our events cover an array of subjects such as entrepreneurship, sound economic principles,  law, international current events, and philosophy. 

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We look forward to seeing you at our next event! 


Privatization Works, Socialism Doesn’t: Prove Me Wrong with Walter Block

Walter Block

Wed Aug 7th 5:30pm - 9:00pm (PT)

Why do many turn to authority and force to solve problems? We welcomes Professor Walter Block for an evening of exciting discussions, engaging conversations, and a presentation that will leave you wondering why anyone would support socialism to solve problems from environmental pollution, to socioeconomic crises, to building roads.


Life Changing Secrets of Mastering Difficult Conversations

Dr. Peter Boghossian

Thu May 2nd 5:00pm - 9:00pm (PT)

Peter will discuss why civil discourse is indispensable, particularly in polarized times. Peter’s lectures impart practical, powerful tools that empower communication across seemingly impossible divides. Backed by science and evidence, audience members leave with practical, effective strategies, skills, and techniques for the most difficult conversations.

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Modern Medicine's Great Controversy

Dr. Peter McCullough MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FNLA

Fri April 12th 5:00pm - 8:45pm (PT)

Dr. McCullough will discuss how the pandemic response went wrong, the rise of the Bio-Pharmaceutical Complex and widespread corruption in the regulatory agencies and corporate medicine, hyper vaccination, and the next pandemic.


What Stifled Freedom in Medicine:The History and Deep Science of Homeopathy

Dana Ullman, MPH, C.C.H.

Wed March 6th 6:00pm - 8:00pm (PDT)

One of America’s leading experts on homeopathic medicine will cover medical history, share amazing stories, and show that the attacks on homeopathy are more due to the economic competition that it brought rather than scientific or therapeutic issues...


They Keep Wasting Your Money: BART, Caltrain, and Muni

Marc Joffe

Thu Feb 8th 6:00pm - 8:00pm (PDT)

Despite sharply lower ridership in the aftermath of COVID-19, Bay Area transit agencies are plowing tens of billions into expansion projects while begging for more tax and toll revenue.CATO Institute’s Marc Joffe will break down transit agency finances, discuss the projects they have dreamed up, and suggest steps residents can take to stop transit waste.


Free Versus Regulated Banking (2 Part Lecture)

Christopher D. Silber

Fri October 27th 6:00pm - 8:00pm (PDT)

Once again bank failures and talk of financial crisis are in the news with politicians and journalists calling for yet more stringent bank regulations. But would it surprise you to know history’s most regulated banking systems have been the most crisis-prone while the freest banking systems have been virtually crisis free?


The 2020’s Inflation: A Living Postmortem

Christopher D. Silber

Fri August 18th 6:00pm - 8:00pm (PDT)

In the wake of the Covid pandemic the USA and most developed countries have witnessed price inflation levels unseen since the stagflation era of the 1970’s.And once again, just as with stagflation, politicians and the press have...


Understanding the Military Design Movement

 Dr. Ben Zweibelson

Wed May 3rd 5:30pm - 8:30pm (PDT)

The Bastiat Society of San Francisco welcomes

Dr. Ben Zweibelson, military design theorist, retired infantry officer and author of his new book “Understanding The Military Design Movement,” scheduled for publication this June. 


Crises, Real and Exaggerated

Dr. Richard M. Salsman

Sat Oct 30th 12:00pm - 2:00pm (PDT)

The Bastiat Society of San Francisco invites you to join a discussion with Dr. Richard Salsman, President on Crises, Real and Exaggerated drawing from his new book Where Have All the Capitalists Gone? Essays in Moral Political Economy (AIER, 2021).

Dr. Salsman is president of InterMarket Forecasting and Professor of Political Economy at Duke University, ,His new book is 


You Can’t Fake Authentic Leadership

Sabrina Horn

Wed Jun 24th 12:00pm - 1:00pm (PDT)

Award-winning communications expert, CEO of national public relations firm Horn Group, and author of MAKE IT, DON’T FAKE IT: Leading with Authenticity for Real Business Success, Sabrina Horn discusses her entrepreneurial journey and the process of becoming a leader.


Entrepreneurial Journalism in the Field of War

Emile Ghessen

Wed Apr 28th (PDT)

Journalist, documentary filmmaker, and former Royal Marine Emile Ghessen as he shares his experience and evolution from serving in the British military to journalism.


The Pandemic of Loneliness

Aleksandar Dimitrijević

Wed Mar 24th 12:00pm - 1:00pm (PDT)

The Bastiat Society of San Francisco welcomes Dr. Aleksandar Dimitrijević, clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, in discussing the effects of loneliness, isolation, and solitude. 2020 was an unprecedented year which forced....


In Defense of Advertising

Jerry Kirkpatrick

Wed Dec 16th 1:00pm - 2:00pm (PST)

The Bastiat Society of San Francisco will host Jerry Kirkpatrick, professor emeritus of international business and marketing at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.


Leadership in a World of Uncertainty

General George Casey & Greg Clark

Wed Nov 18th 12:00pm - 1:00pm (PST)

Join AIER's Bastiat Society of San Francisco for a special virtual event: Leadership in a World of Uncertainty, where you have the opportunity to hear from and connect with amazing leaders.


A Walk Through the History of Liberalism

Richard Allsop

Fri Oct 16th 6:00pm - 7:00pm (PDT)

The Bastiat Society of San Francisco invites Australian historian, Richard Allsop, to discuss his book Liberalism: A Short History. We will discuss the emergence of liberalism, its influence, decline and revival, and how an understanding....


Clash of Histories: Karabakh-Armenia-Azerbaijan

Rouben Galichian

Wed Oct 14th 11:00am - 12:00pm (PDT)

The Bastiat Society of San Francisco will host Rouben Galichian, a London-based scholar, researcher, and cartologist to discuss the history behind the modern-day conflict in the South Caucasus. 

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