Discussion Colloquia

Discussion Colloquia offer faculty and graduate students an opportunity to learn from each other by participating in structured discussions of key texts in the classical liberal tradition selected for their intellectual rigor and relevance to a theme. Discussion Colloquia are events hosted in partnership with faculty or academic centers at hotels or university campuses across the country. Programs typically include four to six 90-minute sessions and 200 to 300 pages of reading. Participants receive a $750 honorarium for their contributions.

About this Colloquium

The purpose of this colloquium is to introduce scholars, policy makers and practitioners associated with the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University to seminal texts in the classical liberal intellectual tradition, while providing Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) scholars with a more concrete understanding of those texts as they apply to current debates about the modern administrative state.

This program was conceptualized by and developed in partnership with Prof. Adam White


The program has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

Accommodations and Travel

Participants are asked to book their own travel. After the program, IHS will provide a stipend for your travel expenses.

Have an Idea for Your Own Discussion Colloquium?

Please contact us at DiscussionColloquia@TheIHS.org for more information and include the following: a current CV, a detailed description of the program topic, and the dates that you have in mind for the program.