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November 16, 2022  |  6:00 PM

The H. F. Langenberg Memorial Speaker Series

In-Person or Virtual

7730 Bonhomme Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105

Doors Open – 5:30 p.m.

Program Begins – 6:00 p.m.
Program Ends – 7:30 p.m.

Cocktail Hour Ends – 8:30 p.m.


Join us for a presentation by Phil Magness of the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), who will discuss "Evaluating The 1619 Project: An Academic Conversation.” His work encompasses the economic history of the United States, focusing on the history of slavery and taxation in the 19th century. Phil will highlight fundamental arguments and key positions about slavery in The 1619 Project, pointing out their strengths and weaknesses.

The event will start promptly at 6:00 PM (CT) and will begin with a presentation by Phil, followed by a Q&A session. It is part of the H.F. Langenberg Memorial Speaker Series, which is proud to be partnering with several organizations and universities around the country.

Audience members will be able to submit questions during the panel discussion via the chat feature.

Open discussion and audience participation are hallmarks of the Langenberg Speaker Series, so the Q&A session will make up a significant part of the program, which will end at 7:30 PM. A social cocktail hour will follow until 8:30 PM.


Phillip W. Magness is Senior Research Faculty and Director of Research and Education at the American Institute for Economic Research. He is also a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. He holds a PhD and MPP from George Mason University’s School of Public Policy, and a BA from the University of St. Thomas (Houston).


Prior to joining AIER, Dr. Magness spent over a decade teaching public policy, economics, and international trade at institutions including American University, George Mason University, and Berry College. Magness’s work encompasses the economic history of the United States and Atlantic world, with specializations in the economic dimensions of slavery and racial discrimination, the history of taxation, and measurements of economic inequality over time. He also maintains an active research interest in higher education policy and the history of economic thought. In addition to his scholarship, Magness’s popular writings have appeared in numerous venues including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Newsweek, Politico, Reason, National Review, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.


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