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Conferences and Seminars

Economics Conferences and Seminars

The following is a list of summer seminars that are available to undergraduate students who are seeking to learn more about capitalism.  Interested WKU students can apply directly through the program links below for admission and for scholarships. Additional scholarship money may be available from the WKU Economics Department.

Clemson Institute

The 2015 Communicating Capitalism: Exploring the Morality of Markets summer conference will take place at Clemson University from May 21st through May 24th.  Students can apply for scholarships that include tuition, room, board, and a travel stipend.  Application Deadline: March 7th.

Mises University 

The 2015 Mises University will be held July19-25 in Auburn, Alabama.  Scholarships are available for the weeklong study of Austrian Economics that include tuition, room, and board.  Application Deadline: April 1st.

Cato University

The 2015 Cato University will be held at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. from July 26th -27th.

Independent Institute

The 2015 Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminars are June 1-5 (Colorado Christian University, Denver, CO), June 8-12 ( University of Colorado, Boulder) and July 6-10 (University of California, Berkley, CA). The Independent Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan, scholarly research and educational organization that sponsors in-depth studies of critical social and economic issues.  It is located in Oakland California. Application Deadline: March 31st

Institute for Humane Studies

In 2015, the Liberty & SocietyBeyond the Foundations of Freedom Seminars will be held from June 4th-June 8th at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC and June 27-July 3 Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia, PA. Application Deadline: March 31st.

PERC (Property and Environment Research Center)

The 2015 Property Rights, Markets and Freedom program is offered in Bozeman, Montana from June 15-20. Application Deadline: March 13th.

The Fund for American Studies

Live, learn, and intern in Washington D.C.  Take two classes in comparative economic and political systems at Georgetown University while interning in Washington D.C.  June 6th -July 31st. Application Deadline: March 17th.

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