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.


Nimish Adhia, Assistant Professor of Economics at Manhattanville College in New York.

Glenn Fox, agricultural and natural resource economist and the author of Reason and Reality in the Methodology of Economics.

Roberta Herzberg, Distinguished Senior Fellow for the F.A. Hayek Program in Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Jacob Levy, Professor of Political Science and the Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory at McGill University, and the author of The Multiculturalism of Fear and Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom.

James Stacey Taylor, Associate Professor at The College of New Jersey and author of Stakes and Kidneys: Why markets in human body parts are morally imperative.