IHS Summer Seminars

Six Days. Two Seminars.

One Unforgettable Experience.

For nearly 50 years, IHS has gathered the brightest minds to its Summer Seminars. Friedrich Hayek. James Buchanan. Robert Nozick. Now we invite you to join us.

Join us online July 13-18, 2021 as we explore the foundations of a free society.


Attend the online livestreams

Summer Seminar lectures are public and free to attend via livestream. Register below for access to both seminars. If you have questions, please email us at Seminars@TheIHS.org.

The Classical Liberal Tradition

Investigating the liberal account of free societies, from the proto-liberalism of Locke and Montesquieu through Smith, Hayek, the Ostroms, and beyond.

Speakers include: Angela Dills, Bobbi Herzberg, Brian Kogelmann, Chris Freiman, Emily Chamlee-Wright, Fabio Rojas, Jacob T. Levy, John Hasnas, Lauren Hall, Pete Boettke, Sanford Ikeda, Stephen Davies 

Modern Challenges to Liberty

How should we balance liberty and equality? How to respond to the alt-right? When are governments and markets likely to fail? Engage the strongest critics of liberalism and find your own response to their critiques.

Speakers include: Angela Dills, Brandon Davis, Brandon Turner, Brian Kogelmann, Fabio Rojas, John Hasnas, Lauren Hall, Mark LeBar, Pete Boettke, Sanford Ikeda

Lecture schedule:

I attended the event trying to figure out what IHS exactly was. But I was hooked after the second lecture. I’m pretty sure I’ll be an IHS person for life.

– Recent Alumnus

Watch Our 2020 Seminar

Here are video playlists for the two extraordinary weeks of discovery and learning from Summer 2020:

Watch the entire “Week One – The Classical Liberal Tradition” playlist below or on YouTube. You may also select specific videos to watch from week one on our YouTube channel.

Watch the entire “Week Two – Modern Challenges to Liberty” playlist below or on YouTube. You may also select specific videos to watch from the second week on our YouTube channel.

Week One – The Classical Liberal Tradition

Week Two – Modern Challenges to Liberty