Student Conferences

Harwood Graduate Colloquia are three-day events intended for graduate students that consist of a combination of interactive discussions and provocative lectures based on pre-assigned readings. Participants are given ample time to interact with each other and prominent scholars.

Our goal is to encourage promising graduate students to push the frontiers in their understanding of governance institutions, forge new research collaborations, and network with their peers and established scholars from this field.

AIER covers travel costs for the colloquia. All meals and accommodations are provided.

Topics vary by year and may include: Alternative Governance, Monetary Policy, Economic Freedom, The Business Cycle, Economic Methodology, and Property Rights.

Applications are welcome throughout the year and are reviewed on a rolling basis. Invitations are typically sent to selected applicants four months prior to each colloquia.

2023 Colloquia Dates and Topics:

  • Public Choice & Public Policy: March 14-16 in Seattle, WA
  • Defending Classical Liberalism: April 13-15 in Cancun, MX
  • Austrian Economics: April 13-15 in Cancun, MX

More colloquia coming soon. Join our email list to be notified as they are announced.

Apply below to be considered for an upcoming colloquium.

Note that you can only apply for ONE colloquium per application. If you’d like to be considered for additional colloquia, you must submit an application for each.

Questions? Email [email protected]