Academic Research Symposia

Our Academic Research Symposia offer scholars a unique opportunity to collaborate with experts through moderated panel discussions and breakout sessions, and to discuss and shape their research on topics where the liberal perspective may be underrepresented. These programs go beyond the typical conference experience. Scholars will collaborate in real-time and walk away with potential research questions in their fields.

Are You Looking To Share Your Research Ideas With Experts In Those Fields?

Our seminars are hosted online and in-person and are often attached to academic conferences, spanning a wide range of disciplines, and are held all over the United States. Not only do our seminars provide a platform for collaboration and networking, but we also provide hotel and travel reimbursement for in-person programs that can offset the costs of attending your favorite academic conference.

As part of its Discourse Initiative, IHS is particularly interested in research and programs in the following general categories: Liberalism and Its Critics, Key Challenges within a Free Society, Cultural Challenges within Liberal Society, Contentious Topics within the Liberal Tradition, and Liberalism in Times of Crisis. Learn more about the Discourse Initiative here.

We are also interested in topics addressing issues around Social Media, Big Tech, and Free Speech, Tensions Between National Security and Freedom, the Future of Liberalism, Social Justice Solutions and the Tension Between Freedom and Government, and Structural Problems within Higher Education.

IHS welcomes applications and proposals on these or other related topics from scholars in all disciplines.

Upcoming Programs

November 19, 2021

Immigration

The Political Economy of Immigration and Institutions

If you are writing on immigration for academic or policy outlets and are attending the Southern Economics Association, the Institute for Humane Studies invites you to apply for an Academic Research Symposium on “The Political Economy of Immigration and Institutions”, to be held the afternoon before SEA on November 19 at The Marriott Marquis Houston.

Are You Interested in Attending Future Programs?

If you’re interested in attending one of our Academic Research Seminars but don’t see your research area represented, send a copy of your updated CV, and a brief description of your research to us at IHS.Conferences@TheIHS.org .

See What You Missed from Our Previous Seminars

Family, Community, and Meaningful Work: The State’s Role in Economic Management January 22-23, 2021, Hosted Online

Corporate Welfare: Who Comes out on Top? August 5-6, 2020, Hosted Online

Separation of Powers Doctrine & the Modern Administrative State August 28-29, 2020, Hosted Online

Liberalism and Its Critics September 19, 2020, Hosted Online

Impact and Challenges of Entrepreneurship in America June 16, 2020, Hosted Online

Barriers to Economic Opportunity for the Next Generation April 2, 2020, Hosted Online

Addressing Healthcare Challenges in the United States  Feb. 28-29, 2020 in Oklahoma City, OK

Global Monetary Issues in a Low-Interest-Rate World January 2, 2020, in San Diego, CA

Poverty, Institutions, and Economic Development November 22, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Measuring Economic Freedom: Utilizing Indices in Your Research August 6, 2019, in Dallas, TX

How Central Planning Affects Communities June 27–28, 2019, in San Francisco, CA

What Makes a Successful City? March 15, 2019, St. Louis, Missouri

Using Novel Data to Examine the Impact of Government Policies March 13, 2019, Louisville, Kentucky

The Federal Reserve and Prospects for Monetary Policy Reform January 3, 2019, Atlanta, Georgia

Personal Information: Privacy Rights in the Digital Era January 3, 2019, Atlanta, Georgia

The Effects of Occupational Licensing on the American Worker October 8, 2018, Salt Lake City, Utah

State and Local Policy Making and Economies August 28, 2018, Boston, Massachusetts

Reforming Our Institutions July 20–July 21, 2018, in Chicago, Illinois

Embracing a Free-Market Energy Future June 25, 2018, in Vancouver, Canada

The Anti-Economics Trend in Technology Regulation: Lessons for Economists and Legal Scholars June 20, 2018, in Montreal, Canada

Which Institutions Best Support Prosperity in Texas and Beyond? June 1–2, 2018, in Austin, TX