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. Registration opens in April 2021. If you have questions in the meantime, 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.

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.

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

Want to see what you missed?

Here are video playlists of the two extraordinary weeks of discovery and learning:

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