How can we create a world that’s more fair and just? Do societies have a duty to help people in need? What barriers prevent people from getting ahead in life? 

Designed specifically for college students, this weekend seminar is a day-long experience where you’ll explore these questions as you:

  • Listen to engaging lectures by distinguished professors
  • Unpack your ideas in discussion groups and get your questions answered
  • Connect with your peers & professors over free meals
  • Watch a film screening of “Poverty, Inc.”

We have a limited number of travel scholarships available for students who need assistance with getting to the event or lodging, which you can apply for after registering.

Register now and meet other students interested in creating a more just, equitable, and thriving world.


9:00 am
9:30 am
Opening Remarks
9:45 am
Distributive Justice
Chris Freiman
11:15 am
Myths of Economic Development and Foreign Aid
Adam Martin
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
Film Screening: Poverty, Inc.
2:30 pm
Coffee Break
2:45 pm
Markets Without Limits: How Much for that Kidney in the Window?
Peter Jaworski
4:15 pm
Where Do We Go from Here?: Economic Liberty as a Tool for Social Justice
Lauren Heller
5:30 pm
Closing Remarks
5:45 pm


Chris Freiman

Associate Professor of Philosophy, College of William & Mary

Adam Martin

Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University

Peter Jaworski

Assistant Teaching Professor of Business Ethics, Georgetown University

Lauren Heller

Assistant Professor of Economics, Berry College