Higher Education


Randall Holcombe on Public Choice and Classical Liberal Community

Randall Holcombe on Public Choice and Classical Liberal Community

When Holcombe takes a step back, one common element of IHS programs that stands out to him is the community of scholars. For him, the most rewarding part of IHS programs is meeting with like-minded people who believe that smaller—rather than larger—government promotes growth and prosperity.

Women, Classical Liberalism, and IHS

Over the last 60 years IHS has supported and connected thousands of scholars, many of whom were women breaking new ground in male-dominated fields. Over generations, these women mentored and inspired younger female scholars, growing a network of women deeply engaged in the exploration of classical liberal ideas.

Jason Brennan

Jason Brennan on How to be a Graduate Student

Graduate students can often be left in the dark when it comes to actually being a graduate student. Dr. Jason Brennan, who is the Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor at Georgetown University, hopes to shed some light on these issues

James Buchanan and the Soul of Classical Liberalism

James Buchanan and the Soul of Classical Liberalism

“We true liberals are failing to save the soul of classical liberalism,” wrote James M. Buchanan, the Nobel-prize-winning economist, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published on New Year’s Day in 2000. He urged his fellow scholars—”we, those who teach liberalism”—to focus less on pragmatic arguments for liberalism and more on reminding the world of the liberal ideal: a society free of coercion “in which all participants are free to choose.”