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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This Changes Everything: How the sharing economy will change how we live, work, and play – Ottawa, ON

With Peter McCaffrey (Research Fellow, Manning Foundation). University of Ottawa, Building and Room FSS5028, 4:45-6:00PM. Register.


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The Failure of Military Intervention - Toronto, ON

With Paul Robinson (Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa). In partnership with the International Relations Society. University of Toronto, Trinity College, Junior Commons Rooms. 3:00-4:30PM. Register.



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Spontaneous Orders in Language, Law, and Money – Ottawa, ON

With William Luther (Kenyon College). In partnership with the Carleton Economics Society. Carleton University, pizza reception at 5:30PM in the Tory Building Foyer, talk at 6:00PM in TB360. No registration required.


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Free to Die? Debating the Ethical and Legal Issues of Euthanasia – Ottawa, ON

With Matt Bufton (Institute for Liberal Studies) and Andre Schutten (Association for Reformed Political Action). University of Ottawa (Room TBA) at 7:00PM. Register.


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The Forever-War President: Barack Obama’s Dangerous War Powers Legacy – Montreal, QC

With Gene Healy (Cato Institute). In partnership with Liberty@McGill. McGill University, Madeleine Parent Room (SSMU, 2nd Floor) at 2:30PM.


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Vancouver Liberty Seminar – Vancouver, BC

With Jeffrey Tucker (FEE), Charles Lammam (Fraser Institute), Micheal Vonn (BC Civil Liberties Association), and Neil Boyd (Simon Fraser University). In partnership with SFU Students for Liberty. SFU Harbour Centre, 10:00am-5:00pm. Register.


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Liberty Summer Seminar – Hastings, ON

A weekend of camping, friendship, and music – plus great speakers! Save the date, registration will open in May.



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Freedom Week – Montreal, QC

A five-day seminar designed to give you a chance to learn more about the ideas of liberty. Faculty include Michael Munger, Steven Horwitz, Peter Jaworski, Diana Thomas, and Jacob Levy. Learn more and apply.