Applications for the Institute for Humane Studies Summer Seminars are now being accepted. If you are a student with an interest in liberty, take advantage of these wonderful seminars. While still a prosecutor in the Cook County States Attorney’s office, I lectured in one of these seminars in 1980, the very first year they were held. The stimulation of that experience led me to leave practice and seek a teaching position. Here is the description:
Learn more about liberty this summer! Explore the ideas that shaped the modern world—ideas that helped end slavery, introduce religious freedom, and inspire the women’s suffrage movement. Discuss the fundamental, yet-still-contested idea that individual rights precede governments. From breakfast ‘till the evening reception, debate the ideas of liberty with peers from around the world and exceptional professors.
This summer — Sleep Less. Think More.
IHS Summer Seminars provide an opportunity to learn about classical liberal ideas, such as individual rights and free markets, and apply these ideas to topics in history, economics, philosophy, law, and other disciplines. Choose from 12 weeklong, interdisciplinary seminars that vary according to topic complexity, career path, and academic interest.
You can find details on dates and topics, as well as application procedures here. (H/T Laura Barnett)