The Department of Economics and Business Administration

Seminars and Conferences

Property and Environment Research Center

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“The program is designed to introduce students to a property rights and market approach to environmental issues. An understanding of these approaches will be invaluable to anyone who cares about the environment, particularly those who will choose career paths that include environmental law, public policy, economics, and teaching environmental science."


Foundation for Economic Education

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“At FEE, young people—and educators who work with them—will find an exciting and optimistic introduction to the Austrian and classical liberal traditions in free market economics as well as opportunities to connect with other young people and free-market organizations around the world.”


Institute for Humane Studies

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“Seminar themes range from liberty fundamentals to challenging advanced topics, to career-specific material focused on public policy, academia, or journalism. Seminar topics include peace, natural rights, individual autonomy, the morality of free enterprise, the role of a free press in society, and more.”


The Independent Institute

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“Few students have the opportunity to learn the basic ethical and economic principles of open markets and free societies. Yet these principles are essential for understanding, appreciating, and preparing them for the world they will soon enter. The Challenge of Liberty summer seminars help high-school and college students better understand real-world issues they will encounter throughout life.”


Mises Institute

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“The Mises University is the world's leading instructional program in the Austrian School of economics. Since 1986, it has been the essential training ground for economists who are looking beyond the mainstream. Classes are interspersed with reading groups, discussion seminars, faculty panels, and plenary lectures. There are special sessions on economic history, economics and ethics, and political philosophy. Nightly social hours allow time to meet and discuss it all with faculty and other students.” 


Acton Institute

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“These conferences offer an introduction to the moral foundations of personal and economic liberty by combining an in-depth treatment of economic principles with principles of social justice and anthropology. They explore the nature of the human person and the created order from the perspectives of Scripture and natural law, examining concepts such as justice, equality, stewardship, and virtue.”


Students For Liberty

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 “For the 6th year in a row, Students For Liberty will be sponsoring Regional Conferences all across the country! Organized by students and for students, these conferences are an incredibly valuable way for young people to further connect with the rapidly growing liberty movement. The regional conferences are one-day events held on Saturdays and are free to attend.  They feature educational speakers, activism panels, and workshops all geared toward enhancing the ideas of liberty and helping students best spread them on campus.”


Students for Liberty & Liberty Fund

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"Published in 1974, Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia remains the best known and most influential defense of classical liberalism. This conference will explore many of the themes addressed in the book such as individual natural rights, a conception of social and economic order as emergent and spontaneous rather than designed and commanded, and an understanding of economic justice as the product of voluntary, free market interactions."


Institute for Justice

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“The Institute for  | ApplicationJustice holds its acclaimed Law Student Conference at the George Washington University each summer. Students from the nation's top law schools take part in this three-day conference on shaping the world through the IJ way of public interest litigation. The annual conference covers the Institute for Justice’s four litigation pillars: First Amendment rights, school choice, economic liberty and private property rights.”