The Institute for Liberal hosts a variety of events comprising campus seminars, lectures, conference, and Socratic Seminars. If you would like to be notified about upcoming events please subscribe to our email newsletter. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free of charge and open to all.

Upcoming Events

large_peter_martin.jaworskiOctober 1, 2014

How Much is that Kidney in the Window? – St. Catharines, ON  (Register)FB Icon

With Professor Peter Jaworski (Georgetown University). Hosted in cooperation with the Brock University Students for Liberty. 12:00-2:00PM, ST 108.


large_peter_martin.jaworskiOctober 1, 2014

Panel Discussion on Prostitution – Guelph, ON  (Register)

With Professor Peter Jaworski (Georgetown University). Hosted in cooperation with the University of Guelph Political Science Department. 4:30-6:00PM, Mackinnon 230.


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House of Cards: Politics Without Romance – Ottawa, ON  (Register)FB Icon

Professor Steven Horwitz (St. Lawrence University) discusses what the popular Netflix series can teach us about Public Choice Economics. 4:00-5:30PM, place to be announced.


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Canadian Property Rights Conference – Calgary, AB (Learn More)FB Icon

For our 3rd annual Canadian Property Rights Conference we’re heading west to Calgary! Attendees at this conference will hear from experts on a wide range of subjects related to issues of law and property in Canada and beyond. This is a chance to learn while meeting others who care about property rights issues.

nimish.adhiaOctober 21, 2014

How Sweatshops Benefit Workers in Developing Countries  – Kingston, ON

With Professor Nimish Adhia (Manhattanville College). Hosted in co-operation with the Queen’s University International Affairs Association and Queen’s Students for Liberty. 7:00-8:30PM, Dunning Hall, Room 11.


luther-rndOctober 30, 2014

Can Bitcoin Survive? – Ottawa, ON

With Professor William Luther (Kenyon College). Hosted in cooperation with Carleton University Students for Liberty. Time and place to be announced.



October 30, 2014

Why Israel Kirzner Won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics (or, why he should have won) – Ottawa, ON

With Professor Peter Boettke (George Mason University). Hosted with the University of Ottawa Liberty Society and the Economics Students Association. 4:00-5:30PM, room to be announced.



November 20, 2014

Topic TBA – Ottawa, ON

With Professor Antony Davies (Duquesne University). Hosted with University of Ottawa Students for Liberty. Time and location TBA.


davies_rndNovember 20, 2014

Economic Freedom – Ottawa, ON

With Professor Antony Davies (Duquesne University). Hosted with the Carleton Economics Department and the Carleton Economics Society. Pizza reception at 6:00PM, talk to follow. Location TBA.


mcmahon rndNovember 25, 2014

Measuring Economic Freedom (and Why It Matters) – Montreal, QC

With Fred McMahon (Fraser Institute). Hosted with Liberty @ McGill. Time and location TBA.