Institute for Liberal Studies conference – May 31-June 4

I am writing to share an opportunity which I hope will interest some of your students.

From May 31-June 4, 2021 the Institute for Liberal Studies (ILS) will be hosting Freedom Week Online. This conference provides an opportunity for students to explore the classical liberal tradition and the foundations of a free society, with particular emphasis on the fields of philosophy, politics, and economics. This event is designed for both undergraduate and graduate students with talks for participants at varying levels of study and a focus on interdisciplinary learning. There will be three lectures each day, along with opening and closing sessions and discussion sessions with faculty. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Peter Jaworski (Georgetown)
  • Lynne Kiesling (Carnegie Melon)
  • Chandran Kukathas (Singapore Management University)
  • Jacob Levy (McGill)
  • Michael Munger (Duke)
  • Emily Skarbek (Brown)
  • Moin Yahya (Alberta)

A complete list of speakers and topics, along with registration, is available at

Canadian students who take part in the full conference will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. Students who register by April 15 will also receive a free book.

I would be grateful if you would share this information with your students through email, course website posting, or whatever means is most appropriate.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

With best regards,

Matt Bufton
Executive Director
Institute for Liberal Studies


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