Freedom Week is a five-day seminar hosted by the Institute for Liberal Studies to give participants a chance to explore the ideas of liberty with the help of professors from leading universities in Canada and the United States. The seminar is for those who wish to learn more about classical liberal and libertarian ideas in areas like economics, philosophy, law, and public policy. The curriculum has been designed to engage students who are new to these ideas, as well as those with a bit more experience.
There is no charge to take part in Freedom Week. Participants will be selected through a competitive application process. Applications must be received by April 15, 2015. All participants will have shared accommodations and meals provided by the Institute for Liberal Studies. In return, they are expected to attend, and fully participate in, all seminar sessions. Students are responsible for the cost of their own travel to the seminar.
Freedom Week is open to post-secondary students at the undergraduate or graduate level, and to recent graduates (within two years). Graduating high school students may apply, provided they will be at least 18 years of age at the start of the seminar. Applicants are asked to provide information about themselves and answer short essay questions regarding their interest in classical liberal ideas. Foreign nationals are welcome to apply, but we are unable to offer advice or assistance in obtaining a visa to visit to Canada.
Participants are required to arrive in time to attend our opening session at 3:00pm on Monday, August 10. Most days will feature four lectures or discussion groups with an afternoon break. On Wednesday there will be a free afternoon and evening to explore the city. Formal seminar activities will conclude on Friday evening and participants will be able to depart any time on Saturday, August 15.
The deadline to apply is April 15, 2015.