Freedom Week is a five-day intellectual adventure that gives participants a chance to explore the ideas of liberty. By taking part in Freedom Week, participants will have an opportunity to learn more about classical liberal ideas in areas like economics, philosophy, law, and public policy from a faculty of distinguished professors. The curriculum has been designed to engage students who are new to these ideas, as well as those with a bit more experience.

There is no charge to take part in Freedom Week. Participants are selected through a competitive application process. All participants will have accommodations and meals provided by the Institute for Liberal Studies. In return, participants will be expected to attend, and fully participate in, all seminar sessions.

Freedom Week is open to post-secondary students at the undergraduate or graduate level, and to recent graduates (within two years). Due to the high level of interest in Freedom Week, ILS does not consider applications from previous participants. Foreign nationals are welcome to apply, but ILS is unable to offer advice or assistance in obtaining a visa.


Peter Jaworski, Director of the Institute for Liberal Studies, Senior Fellow with the Canadian Constitution Foundation, and Assistant Teaching Professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Lynne Kiesling, Associate Professor of Instruction in Economics at Northwestern University.

Erik Kimbrough, an Assistant Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the CRABE Experimental Economics Laboratory at Simon Fraser University and Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute.

Brandon Turner, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Clemson University.

Moin A. Yahya, Associate Professor and Vice-Dean at the University of Alberta School of Law and Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute.