The Institute for Liberal 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


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Sarah Skwire: Why art needs liberty, and liberty needs art – Montreal, QC

Sarah Skwire holds a PhD in English from the University of Chicago, and is a Senior Fellow at Liberty Fund. She has published academic articles on topics as diverse as Shakespeare and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The talk will take place in the Schulman (Basement) Seminar Room, Liberal Arts College, 2040 Rue Mackay at Concordia University at 4:30PM, and is presented in partnership with the Liberal Arts College. Register

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Peter Jaworski: The Ethics of Open Borders – Ottawa, ON

Should be there be limits on who is let into our country? Peter Jaworski (Assistant Teaching Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University) will discuss the ethics of borders and immigration controls. The talk will begin at 5:30PM in FSS5028 at the University of Ottawa and is presented in partnership with the University of Ottawa Liberty Society. Register

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Peter Jaworski & Jason Brennan: Markets Without Limits – Ottawa, ON

Philosophers Peter Jaworski and Jason Brennan teach ethics at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Their new book Markets Without Limits is a discussion of the moral limits of should (or should not) be bought and sold. They will present at 5:30PM at the new ILS offices (368 Dalhousie Street, Suite 301). Copies of the book will be available for sale. Register

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Sandy Ikeda: A City is Not a Work of Art – Toronto, ON

Sandy Ikeda a professor of economics at Purchase College, part of the State University of New York. He received his PhD from New York University and often writes on the economies of cities. This talk will be held at Ryerson University, in cooperation with the Ryerson Association of Planning Students. Time and location TBA. Register