Michigan State College Libertarians Host Author Tom Woods

Azhar Majeed, The FIRE.org

FIRE is happy to report that the Michigan State University (MSU) College Libertarians were finally able to host author Tom Woods for an on-campus presentation on the economy this week. The speech was delayed over a month after the Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU) rejected the College Libertarians’ request for funding, claiming that ASMSU could not “fund groups with political agendas.” FIRE wrote to MSU in October explaining that the school could not make such viewpoint-based funding decisions and urging ASMSU’s funding board to reverse its decision. On October 23, the board did just that, and the event was able to move forward this week. According to MSU’s student paper, The State News, Woods spoke to a group of around 100 on December 4 about the economic crisis. FIRE is pleased to see this case come to a final, successful conclusion.

Azhar Majeed is a Robert H. Jackson legal fellow at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Azhar Majeed, a native of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, received a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in History from the University of Michigan in 2004. He is also a 2007 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School. As an undergraduate, his academic interests included comparative constitutional law and political philosophy, particularly from the time period of the Enlightenment. During law school, Azhar represented the University of Michigan at the 2006 Tulane International Moot Court competition.