The Seminar in Classical Liberalism

June 16 – 23, 2024 | Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana

At this seminar we will explore classical liberalism in theory and in practice. During our time together, we will examine the origins of classical liberalism, beginning with discussion of the emergence and development of classical liberal thought in the work of Hobbes, Locke, the American Founders, and others.

Using the work of Adam Smith, F.A. Hayek, Milton Friedman, Robert Nozick, and others alongside contemporary classical liberals including Deirdre McCloskey, Robert Higgs, Terry Anderson, James Otteson, and others, we will explore how the application of classical liberal principles impacts both individuals as well as whole societies. We conclude by examining how those principles suggest better approaches to government, public policy, and social organization.

This seminar is designed for undergraduate students and early stage graduate students and will be conducted by scholars from Wabash College, AIER, and other classical liberal academics at universities. 

This Seminar is co-sponsored by The Stephenson Institute at Wabash College and The American Institute for Economic Research. Students are provided with all meals, accommodations, and travel to the conference.

Deadline to apply is April 15, 2024. Applicants will be notified of status within two weeks of the application deadline.

 

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