2016 Association of Private Enterprise Education Meeting with Koch Groups

This set of documents is from a meeting of “private enterprise” groups with many ties to Charles Koch and his agenda.

The issues raised by this event were originally covered in a report by UnKoch My Campus titled, “Exposing the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE).” The APEE event and portions of the transcript were also featured in a 2016 AlterNet article by Alex Kotch titled, “Charles Koch’s Very Questionable 6-Step Guide to Founding a Free-Market Center at Your University.

The first document is a program for the APEE’s annual conference in 2016.

The second document is transcript of the session on “Successful Models of Programs in Private Enterprise,” which includes comments from:

  1. Gerald Gunderson, Trinity College
  2. Charlie Ruger, Charles Koch Foundation & Charles Koch Institute
  3. Steve Gohnman, University of Louisville
  4. John Garen, University of Kentucky
  5. Brad Thompson, Clemson University

The third document is from the session “Being an Intellectual Entrepreneur,” which includes comments from:

  1. Brennan Brown, Charles Koch Foundation
  2. George Crowly, Troy University
  3. Chris Suprenant, University of New Orleans
  4. Derek Yonai, Florida Southern College
  5. Joshua Hall, West Virginia University

The fourth document is from the session “Establishing a Successful Academic Center.” which includes comments from:

  1. Charlie Ruger, Charles Koch Foundation & Charles Koch Institute
  2. Howard J. Wall, Lindenwood University- Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise
  3. Stephan Gohmann, University of Louisville.

The fifth document is a transcript from the session “Being a Liberty-Advancing Academic,” which includes comments from:

  1. Peter Boettke, George Mason University
  2. Adam Christopher Smith, John and Wale University
  3. Art Carden, Samford University
  4. Stephen C. Miller, Troy University.

The sixth document is from the session “Scholarship at the Crossroads of Policy and Academia,” which includes comments from:

  1. Michael Van Beek, Mackinac Center for Public Policy
  2. Rea Hederman, Buckeye Institute
  3. Jonathan Williams, American Legislative Exchange Council;
  4. Will Freeland, American Legislative Exchange Council
  5. Ben Wilterdink, American Legislative Exchange Council
  6. Michael LaFaive, Mackinac Center for Public Policy
  7. Michael Hick, Ball State University

Document 1: 2016 Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Conference Program

Document 2: “Successful Models of Programs in Private EnterpriseTranscript

Document 3: “Being an Intellectual Entrepreneur” Transcript

Document 4: “Establishing a Successful Academic Center” Transcript

Document 5: “Being a Liberty-Advancing Academic” Transcript

Document 6: “Scholarship at the Crossroads of Policy and Academia” Transcript