Does Freedom Matter?

Thank you for your interest. This event has been cancelled. If you would like to be notified about future events, you can sign up for updates through your account.


Weekend Seminar at St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas

Join IHS to explore the liberating power of ideas- Register by March 15!

  • Where: St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas
  • When: March 22-23

Ideas make up the heart of liberty. Understanding the basis of rights, limited government power, and economic opportunity gives us the ability to live in greater freedom.

While the weekend will present diverse points of view and draw from a range of disciplines, the lectures and discussions will move toward and one core goal: to grasp the ideas of liberty in order to live them out.

Presenters include philosopher Mark LeBar, economist Nikolai Wenzel, and Institute for Justice senior attorney Robert McNamara.

Bring questions, objections, and a healthy dose of curiosity.

Space is limited and registration is required to attend. Please sign up in advance of the March 15th deadline.

Participants pay for travel and housing; IHS provides meals.

Seminar Schedule

Friday, March 22

  • 3:30–3:45pm Check in
  • 4:00–5:15pm “The Economic Way of Thinking,” Nikolai Wenzel  
  • 5:15–6:15pm Dinner
  • 6:15–7:30pm “Philosophies of Government,” Mark LeBar
  • 7:30–8:30pm Social

Saturday, March 23

  • 9:30– 10:00am Continental breakfast
  • 10:00–11:15am “Governments, Gangs & Groups: Where Rules  Come From,” Robert McNamara
  • 11:15–11:45am Break11:45–1:00 PM “Trade and Exchange,” Nikolai Wenzel
  • 1:00–2:00pm Lunch2:00–3:15PM “Equality,” Mark LeBar3:15–3:45PM Break
  • 345–5:00pm “Private Property & Prosperity: Anarchists Drink Tea,” Robert McNamara
  • 5:00–6:30pm Closing & Reception