The Institute for Liberal Studies hosts a variety of seminars, lectures, and conferences. Our flagship events include Freedom WeekSocratic Seminars, and the Liberty Summer Seminar. 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

March 21, 2017 – Calgary, AB

Mathieu Bedard– Economic Freedom and Entrepreneurship (Mount Royal University) 

Mathieu Bedard is an economist with the Montreal Economic Institute. Dr. Bedard has recently published a paper on the connection between economic freedom and entrepreneurship. His talk will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Mount Royal University in room EB2061. This event is hosted in cooperation with the MRU Financial Students’ Organization. Register.

MagetteWadeMarch 22, 2017 – Calgary, AB

Magatte Wade – Creating Prosperity Through Entrepreneurship (University of Calgary) 

Magatte Wade is one of the most notable female entrepreneurs to emerge from Africa. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and creating high-end retail brands based on diverse African traditions that change the perception of Africa. Her talk will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the University of Calgary, Gallery Hall. This event is hosted in cooperation with the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Calgary, with the generous support of the Hunter Family Foundation. Register via the University of Calgary

March 24, 2017 – Montreal, QC

Peter Mentzel – Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Ludwig von Mises and the National Question in Austria-Hungary

Peter Mentzel is a historian with a PhD from the University of Washington. He joined Liberty Fund as a Senior Fellow in 2008, having previously served as a professor at Utah State University. His presentation, which includes lunch, will take place from 12:00-1:45pm in the faculty club at McGill University. This is a free event, but space is limited. Please email Matt Bufton to inquire about availability.