Apply Now for the IHS Graduate Student Summer Seminars: Exploring the Merits and Challenges of a Free Society

Mar 15, 2019 • Views -

Now Accepting Applications for IHS Graduate Student Summer Seminars: Join Current and Future PhD Students to Explore the Merits and Challenges of a Free Society

Sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies

Join current and future PhD students for an interdisciplinary seminar exploring the merits and challenges of a free society. Tuition, books, meals, and lodging covered for all accepted students.

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) Summer Seminars bring together a group of esteemed faculty leaders and aspiring academics for rigorous scholarly discussion that dives into the merits and challenges of a free and open society. IHS will host two seminars at distinguished east coast universities this summer and would love to see you at one of them!

Over the course of the seminar, graduate students and advanced undergraduates will explore the economic, philosophical, and political implications of classical liberal ideas alongside peers and noted scholars. Students will participate in interdisciplinary panels, lectures, and discussions during the day and continue conversations with newfound friends and colleagues during evening socials.

2019 IHS Summer Seminars:

Civil Society in Uncivil Times: How Does Civil Society Impact Individual Freedom?
Davidson College, North Carolina | July 13-19, 2019

Justice or “Just Us?”: Can Liberty Further the Goals of Equality and Justice?
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. | July 31-August 4, 2019

Costs and Accommodations

Seminar tuition, housing, meals, and books are covered for all accepted participants. Participants are only responsible for travel costs. Once accepted, students can apply for a travel scholarship to offset the costs of transportation to and from the seminar.

IHS provides on-campus housing for all student participants. Accommodations are based on same-gender double occupancy. All meals are served in the on-campus dining facility and can accommodate standard dietary needs.

Eligibility and Requirements

Summer Seminars are open to advanced undergraduate students, recent graduates, and graduate students with priority given to those studying in North America and the United Kingdom. Applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens, nor are they required to have studied in the U.S.

Ideal candidates are those seeking to increase their knowledge of classical liberal ideas such as free speech, economic freedom, and individual rights. Preference will be given to students who are interested in or actively pursuing an academic career.

Deadline to Apply: April 15, 2019

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For more information, contact IHS at [email protected].