The Soho Forum is a monthly debate series held in Soho/Noho, Manhattan. It features topics of special interest to libertarians, and the series aims to enhance social and professional ties within the NYC libertarian community.

Moderated by Gene Epstein, the economics editor of Barron's, The Soho Forum features some of the most highly regarded speakers across varied fields. At each event, the audience actively engages with the speakers, and there is a social reception that follows.

Seating is limited, so tickets must be reserved in advance. Sign up to our mailing list to ensure you don't miss out!

Subculture Theater, 45 Bleecker Street, NY, 10012
Cash bar opens: 5:45pm
Meeting convenes: 6:30pm
Wine-and-cheese Reception: 8:15pm
Tickets must be reserved in advance
Podcast and video of each event will be available

 Gene Epstein Soho Forum Director

Gene Epstein
Soho Forum Director

Gene Epstein has recently stepped down from a 26-year stint as Economics and Books Editor of Barron's, with plans to write long-form articles and books. His last published book was  Econospinning: How to Read between the Lines when the Media Manipulate the Numbers. He has taught economics at the City University of New York and St. John’s University, and worked as a senior economist for the New York Stock Exchange. He's appeared on podcasts that include Russ Roberts’ “EconTalk,"  "The Tom Woods Show,” and the Reason podcast, and has delivered lectures in venues that include the International House in Tokyo; Loyola University in Baltimore; Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala City; the Romanian-American University in Bucharest; and the American Center in Moscow. He was a debater at the Soho Forum this past June on the subject of Adam Smith.

 Jane Menton Chief Operating Officer

Jane Menton
Chief Operating Officer

Jane Menton is a committed Libertarian and lifelong New Yorker.

Before joining the Soho Forum, Jane coordinated nationwide programming for the Adam Smith Society, the Manhattan Institute’s project for MBA students and alumni. Prior to that, Jane worked in the private sector as a campus recruiter at two of the nation's top law firms, Goodwin Procter LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

We have lots of wonderful people helping us put this event together:

Andrew Aiken
Naomi Brockwell
Jim Epstein
Nick Gillespie
Jon Graff
Rudolf Hauser
Chris Hollinger

Joel Kamor
Hisako Kobayashi
John Kunze
Bill Long
Yumiko Maruyama
Brett Raney
Walter Stingle

Huge thank you to the Smith Family Foundation for making this series possible!