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

ilya-sominApril 29, 2016 – Ottawa, ON

Ilya Somin – The Grasping Hand

Ilya Somin, Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, will speak on his recent book The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain (University of Chicago Press, 2015). This event will take place at the Novotel Hotel (33 Nicholas Street), 1:00pm – 2:15pm. Lunch will be served. This event is full. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email Matt Bufton.

SFU CampusJuly 11-16, 2016 – Vancouver

Freedom Week (Simon Fraser University)

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 you 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. Freedom Week is open to post-secondary students at the undergraduate or graduate level, and to recent graduates (within two years). Learn more.

MCGILL-UNIVERSITY-570August 15-20, 2016 – Montreal

Freedom Week (McGill University)

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 you 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. Freedom Week is open to post-secondary students at the undergraduate or graduate level, and to recent graduates (within two years). Learn more.