Want to find out how individual liberty and economic freedom have shaped the modern world?
Discover the classical liberal ideas that have helped to end slavery, inspire women’s suffrage, and give us religious freedom. What’s in store at an IHS Summer Seminar?
- Plenty of discussion about today’s toughest political and social issues
- Top-tier teaching on principles of liberty
- Fun and purposeful interaction with peers from around the globe
Questions to warm up on:
- What is the proper role of government?
- How can society solve widespread problems while respecting individual liberty?
- What are the unintended consequences of government programs?
The Right Seminar for You: Choose from 12 Options
IHS provides programs tailored to a wide variety of backgrounds. Whether you’re a seasoned libertarian or just getting curious about individual liberty, attending an IHS Summer Seminar geared toward your interests will connect you to rich resources, engaging people, and enriching ideas.
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.
Daily Life Snapshot
A typical seminar day is filled with lectures, discussion groups, and time to socialize. Enjoy rewarding discussions that will lead to insights you can apply to your classes, career, and overall approach to life.
“One of the best and purest educational experiences of my life… Also, the most fun.” Anna Thorn
“I have learned more in one week than I do in some semester-long courses. This experience will help me for the rest of my career and schooling.” – Quinn Gribben
Seminars take place on college campuses located across the United States. All participants receive a full scholarship covering housing, meals, and books. Participants are responsible for travel costs.
Undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates are eligible for most seminars (eligibility requirements vary by seminar; see specific seminar pages for details).