IHS Summer Seminars

2014 IHS Summer Seminars

Foundations of Liberty: Historical Perspectives

The notions of Freedom weren’t just handed to us. They were ideas raised and refined over the course of history. And they’re still being refined today. That’s why this seminar will provide you with the long-term view you need to understand where the ideas and dialogue of liberty are going by having a better idea of where they’ve been.

June 19-22 ● Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, PA area

Foundations of Liberty: The Rule of Law

On the one hand, we all want our individual liberties and freedom to lead fruitful, productive lives. However, being a community of individuals we also need a set of rules called laws to guarantee those freedoms. But how much is enough and at what point is too much? The Rule of Law Seminar provides an engaging forum for those getting their first taste in the ideas of liberty to explore this essential topic.

June 12-15 ● Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, PA area

Liberty & Society

In the course of human events, no other idea has affected humankind as much the notions of liberty and a free society. Seen time after time in nation after nation, the ideas of freedom have rocked the planet and will continue to do so far into the future. If you feel you’re at a place where you’d like to truly become part of this discussion, you’re  ready for our Ideas That Change The World Seminar.

June 26-29 ● Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, PA area


Advanced Topics in Liberty: Property Rights & Freedom

Nothing determines just where we stand with others like property. It is our territory. It is our domain. It is where we build our castles. But what exactly are our rights? How are property rights related to justice and legitimacy? These questions and many others are the kinds of thought-provoking considerations that will be tackled in this rigorous Advanced Topics in Liberty Seminar on property rights. This invitation-only seminar is perfect for aspiring academics.

May 29-31 ● Wake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, NC
June 1-3 ● Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC