Time is running out for applications to attend one of the most intellectually stimulating weekends of your life!
SFL is thrilled to be hosting TWO symposia with Liberty Fund! These three-day events are built around a Socratic discussion with fifteen student participants and an academic discussion leader. Over the past fifty years, Liberty Fund events have brought aspiring intellectuals together to discuss and debate the ideas of liberty with their brightest peers.
Application to these events is very competitive. The ideal candidate is eager to contribute to a lively intellectual discussion on the topic at hand. Each attendee will be required to complete a set of provided readings leading up to the symposium.
Liberty, Legitimacy, and Property in Robert Nozick’s “Anarchy, State, and Utopia” runs from March 14 to 16 in sunny San Diego, CA.
Nozick’s work remains the best known and most influential defense of classical liberalism. This conference will explore many of themes addressed in the book such as individual natural rights, a conception of social and economic order as emergent and spontaneous rather than designed and commanded, and an understanding of economic justice as the product of voluntary, free market interactions. Attendees will receive a copy of Anarchy, State and Utopia.
Hayek and Keynes on Human Nature and Liberty will be held March 21 to 23 in Arlington, VA.
Hayek and Keynes were undoubtedly two of the most influential figures in twentieth-century economics. At the core of their differences was a relatively simple question: does the market self-correct or should the state intervene to correct imbalances? Keynes contended that greater levels of government intervention were necessary to protect against fluctuations in the business cycle, but Hayek argued that government intervention in the economy would introduce damaging, and potentially long-lasting, distortions. Attendees will receive copies of works from both Hayek and Keynes.