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The Institute for Humane Studies offers a comprehensive suite of research and career-advancing programming at conferences throughout the year that is tailored to your needs, no matter where you are in your academic career. Offerings include Academic Research Seminars, Graduate Student Mock Interviews, Career Development Workshops, receptions, and more.

The Institute for Humane Studies is committed to providing a collegial and safe environment in our offices and at our programs. Given the mounting public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, and in an effort to mitigate the risk and to do our part in helping to contain the spread of the virus, we are making decisions that impact IHS-sponsored programs and our participation at events.

The following IHS programs are affected as follows:

  • Academic Conferences | All IHS programming and attendance at conferences is cancelled through the end of May. Please contact IHS.Conferences@TheIHS.org if you have questions.
  • Graduate and Faculty Discussion Colloquia | Programming is either being postponed or moving online for the remainder of the academic year. Please contact DiscussionColloquia@TheIHS.org if you have questions.
  • Faculty Research Workshops | Programming for the remainder of the academic year is either being rescheduled or moving to an online format. Please contact Workshops@TheIHS.org if you have any questions.
  • Campus Event Support | Campus-Wide Events and On-Campus Discussion Colloquia are either cancelled or moving online for the remainder of the academic year. Please reach out to OnCampusPrograms@TheIHS.org with any questions.

As a result, the following events are postponed or cancelled:

  • Corporate Welfare: Who Comes Out on Top
  • The Future of Public Choice
  • Creighton Symposium on Humanomics
  • Patrick Henry College: Hayek on Liberty
  • Loyola University New Orleans: Public Choice and Government Failure
  • The Catholic University of America: Markets & Morality
  • William and Mary: Two Concepts of Liberty
  • Rochester Institute of Technology: Sharing Economy
  • University of San Diego: Universal Basic Income
  • University of Louisville: Entrepreneurship
  • Rochester Institute of Technology: Is Capitalism Sustainable
  • John Brown University: Democracy in America
  • Ball State University: Entrepreneurship
  • Manuscript Workshop on 3/27
  • Intersectionality and Individualism
  • History of Capitalism
  • Religious Liberty at the Crossroads
  • Barriers to Economic Opportunity for the Next Generation
  • IHS Graduate Workshop at APEE
  • IHS Reception at International Studies Association Conference
  • IHS Reception at APEE

Additionally, IHS staff will not be on-site as previously planned for the following conferences:

  • 2020 – Public Choice Society (PCS)
  • 2020 – International Studies Association (ISA)
  • 2020 – Students for Liberty’s LibertyCon
  • 2020 – Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE)

Our goal is a safe, healthy environment, and we make decisions with our staff, faculty partners, participants, and the community in mind. At the moment, we cannot in good conscience ask our staff to travel on IHS business given the risks, nor can we in good conscience gather together scholars from all over the country to congregate in small, confined spaces.

We recognize the significant inconvenience to our community of scholars, staff, and partners. We urge you to reach out and talk to us if you have any questions or concerns, or if we can help you work through the impact our decisions have had on you and your plans. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Events team at IHS.Conferences@TheIHS.org.

We will continue to actively monitor and assess the situation and update this page when new information is available.


Conferences are a great place to catch up with IHS staff or participate in an IHS event. These often include receptions, academic research seminars, career development workshops, mock interviews, and more.

IHS also offers financial support to help you get to conferences through our Hayek Fund for Scholars, which can help cover the cost of travel or other career-related expenses.



Hone your interviewing skills and get constructive feedback from faculty who know the job market. Sessions include a 30-minute interview and 20 minutes of feedback from faculty. Availability is limited; PhD students in the last year of their program receive priority. Take advantage of this opportunity by clicking ‘Learn More’ below.



Need financial support to help you get to the SEA conference? Our Hayek Fund for Scholars provides funding for conference travel, presentations, job interviews and much more. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Click here for more information!



IHS offers support to scholars organizing in Conference Panels, including financial assistance and access to a network of scholars. Key subject areas for 2019–2020 conferences include free speech, civil exchange, liberty, equality, market dynamism, and social stability.

This program is made possible in part by the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation. The ideas and opinions expressed in supported panels are those of the participant(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.

Apply for Conference Panel Support below.

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