War is not inevitable, but peace cannot be achieved by wishful thinking alone. Peace, Love, & Liberty is a series of essays, edited by Dr. Tom G. Palmer and jointly published by Atlas Network and Students for Liberty, which present the key philosophical ideas of how free markets, trade, and mutual respect are making the world a safer place. At this Trendsetters NYC event, Dr. Palmer will discuss the philosophical, moral, and historical reasons to pursue peace in today's dynamic and war-inclined world.  

Few political objectives are more lofty and common than “world peace.” Millennials—a generation accustomed to frequent world travel, increasing international commerce, and an open exchange of ideas and knowledge on the Internet — value peace and freedom worldwide. But how do we achieve that? The evidence indicates liberty fosters peace while war undermines liberty. Drawing on years of experience in academia, public policy, political activism, and journalism, the authors of Peace, Love, & Liberty provide the intellectual underpinnings of a world with liberty and without war. They also set out tangible recommendations to realize those ideals. Join us for a provocative talk on how to advance peace and freedom in theory and practice. 

Attendees will receive a free copy of the book and may have the book personally autographed after the program.  


Atlas Network Trendsetters started in New York City as part of Atlas Network’s mission to strengthen the worldwide freedom movement, bringing together like-minded individuals who range in age from 21-45 years old. Each month, Atlas Network Trendsetters holds events featuring experts from different regions around the world. Join us for our monthly open-bar gatherings around the city to network and learn about top trends in the global freedom movement.


Dr. Tom G. Palmer is the executive vice president for international programs at Atlas Network and is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. He is also a senior fellow at Cato Institute and director of Cato University. Before joining Cato, he was an H. B. Earhart Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford University, and a vice president of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. He frequently lectures in North America, Europe, Eurasia, Africa, Latin America, India, China and throughout Asia, as well as the Middle East on political science, public choice, civil society, and the moral, legal, and historical foundations of individual rights. He has published reviews and articles on politics and morality in scholarly journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Ethics, Critical Review, and Constitutional Political Economy, as well as in publications such as Slate, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Die Welt, Caixing, Al Hayat, the Washington Post, and The Spectator of London. He is the author of Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice (expanded edition 2014), and the editor of The Morality of Capitalism (2011), After the Welfare State (2012), Why Liberty (2013), and Peace, Love & Liberty (2014). Palmer received his B.A. in liberal arts from St. Johns College in Annapolis, Maryland, his M.A. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and his doctorate in politics from Oxford University.