Objectivism Q&As

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STRIVE hosts free, online Q&As for students of any background to explore Ayn Rand’s philosophy.

Students have the opportunity to ask questions and interact personally with experts in Objectivism, such as Dr. Gregory Salmieri and Dr. Harry Binswanger. Q&As take place monthly, and go for 90 minutes. We use the Zoom software to host video calls, where both attendees and featured guests are visible, and attendees take turns asking questions with the help of our moderator. The topics for Q&As are typically open to any questions related to Ayn Rand and her philosophy.

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Featured Guests


Dr. Gregory Salmieri

Dr. Gregory Salmieri is the co-editor, with Allan Gotthelf, of ‘A Companion to Ayn Rand’, an Anthem Foundation Fellow in philosophy, and part-time lecturer in philosophy at Rutgers University.


Dr. Harry Binswanger

Dr. Harry Binswanger is the author of ‘How We Know: Epistemology on an Objectivist Foundation, editor of The Objectivist Forum and Ayn Rand Lexicon, an instructor at ARI’s Objectivist Academic Center, and was an associate and friend of Ayn Rand in her last years.

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Dr. Benjamin Bayer

Dr. Ben Bayer is a fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, and an instructor at the Objectivist Academic Center. Previously he was visiting professor at Loyola University New Orleans, where his research focused on free will and epistemology.


Dr. Onkar Ghate

Dr. Onkar Ghate is a Senior Fellow and the Chief Content Officer at the Ayn Rand Institute. He’s one of the leading experts on Objectivism, a contributor to ‘A Companion to Ayn Rand’, and has taught philosophy for over ten years at ARI’s Objectivist Academic Center.


Dr. Eugena Gorlin

Dr. Eugena Gorlin is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Her research and practice is focused on anxiety, depression, motivational deficits, and impulse control disorders. She has also given talks at conferences relating Ayn Rand’s ideas to psychology.


Dr. Robert Mayhew

Dr. Robert Mayhew is a professor of philosophy at Seton Hall University. His primary research interests are in ancient philosophy, and he has written or edited nine books about Ayn Rand, including ‘The Art of Nonfiction’ and ‘Essays on Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged’. Dr. Mayhew also serves on the board of the Anthem Foundation for Objectivist Scholarship.


Prof. Adam Mossoff

Prof. Adam Mossoff is a professor of law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, and is the Director of Academic Programs and Senior Scholar at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property. He has also spoken at many conferences about Ayn Rand’s philosophy. 


Don Watkins

Don Watkins is a former fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute and co-author with Yaron Brook of the national best-seller ‘Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government’ and ‘Equal is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality.


Dr. Jason Rheins

Dr. Jason Rheins is a chapter contributor to ‘A Companion to Ayn Rand’, and is a former member of the Ayn Rand Society. Now Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University of Chicago, Dr. Rheins has lectured on metaphysics and ancient philosophy.

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Dr. Shoshana Milgram

Dr. Shoshana Milgram is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech University, focusing on 19th century fiction. She has published work on Ayn Rand and other authors, such as Victor Hugo and Fyodor Dostoevsky. 

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