Founded in 2017 in association with the Mont Hamilton Society

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AIER’s Bastiat Society program provides a platform for scholars and policy experts to share their insights and experiences with the general business community. Our events address sound economic principles, personal freedom, and opportunities created through markets.

Chapter Director

Patrick Peterson brings over 45 years of passion for and experience in ideas on liberty to the Bastiat Society Chapter in San Jose.

Over the years, Pat has produced ten annual Silicon Valley Mises Celebrations. For eight years, Pat led various marketing, sales ops and financial contributions for the internet security leader VeriSign, Inc. He was the Co-Founder and Manager of the Free Market Society of Chicago, which offered seminars and events highlighting great free market economists such as: Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek and Murray Rothbard. Pat also served as the original Development Director for the Heartland Institute, in Chicago IL. His work in fundraising, sales, marketing, event creation and execution helped them grow their founding 20 supporters to over 600 supporters and increased their annual budget over 12 times.

Pat earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Lawrence University, in Canton NY, as a Multi-Field Major (Economics-History-Government) – which he designed in American Studies.

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Contact Information

Managing Director: Patrick Peterson
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 408-505-9041

San Jose, California

How to Attend an Event

Most events are held at the Silicon Valley Capital Club.  Be sure to check each specific event link carefully to note the exact location.

RSVPs are required to attend the event. Please see the event calendar above for more details.