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

July 10-15, 2017 – Burnaby, BC

Freedom Week (Simon Fraser University)

Freedom Week is a five-day intellectual adventure that gives participants a chance to explore the ideas of liberty. Students 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 that includes Peter Jaworski (Georgetown University), Lynne Kiesling (Northwestern University), Erik Kimbrough (Simon Fraser University), and Moin Yahya (University of Alberta). Learn more.

August 14-19, 2017 – Montreal, QC

Freedom Week (McGill University)

Freedom Week is a five-day intellectual adventure that gives participants a chance to explore the ideas of liberty. Students 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 that includes Nimish Adhia (Manhattanville College), Glenn Fox (University of Guelph), Roberta Herzberg (Mercatus Center), Jacob Levy (McGill University), and James Stacey Taylor (The College of New Jersey). Learn more.