Assists graduate and undergraduate students interested in individual liberty
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  • Institute for Humane Studies

    The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) is a libertarian non-profit organization that offers educational and career programs. IHS holds seminars for university students, awards scholarships, sponsors a collection of online videos and hosts a networking website for classical liberal academics.

    Home Page

    The Institute for Humane Studies
    Includes sections for undergraduates, graduates and academics; topics include campus events, seminars, conferences, scholarships, grants and career resources

    Address

    Arlington, Virginia

    Mission

    Who We Are - Institute for Humane Studies
    "Our vision is for free speech, open inquiry, and intellectual diversity to flourish on college campuses; for all college students to have an opportunity to study and debate the ideas of a free society; and for a growing community of scholars to research and teach the principles and practice of freedom."

    Staff and Associates

    Floyd A. 'Baldy' HarperFounder

    Faculty

    Doug BandowFaculty, 2003-2005
    Donald J. BoudreauxGuest lecturer
    James M. BuchananGuest lecturer
    Leonard P. LiggioDistinguished Senior Scholar
    Wendy McElroyGuest lecturer
    George H. SmithSenior Research Fellow, 1977-1994
    Vernon L. SmithGuest lecturer

    Web Sites

    Learn Liberty | About Us
    "Learn Liberty is a project of the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS). Each year, IHS runs educational and talent development programs for students, including free, weeklong summer seminars that feature some of the faculty on Learn Liberty! IHS also awards scholarships, hosts webinars, and provides other forms of career assistance to students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in ideas. Through these programs, IHS promotes the study of liberty across a broad range of disciplines, encouraging understanding, open inquiry, rigorous scholarship, and creative problem-solving."
    Related Topic: Liberty

    Articles

    Floyd Arthur 'Baldy' Harper, RIP, by Murray Rothbard, The Libertarian Forum, May 1973
    Biographical remembrance of "Baldy" including his involvement in FEE, the Volker Fund and the IHS
    "By the end of the '50s, Baldy ... moved to transfer the bulk of the Volker funds to a new Institute for Humane Studies, which would expand the Volker concept and would provide a permanent home for libertarian fellowships, scholarship, conferences, and publications. ... After nearly a decade of this slow and painfully wrought development, he was able to bring the IHS to the point where it could sponsor conferences, publish books and pamphlets, grant fellowships, and begin to fulfill the Harper dream of a center for libertarian ideas and scholarship."
    How I Became a Libertarian and an Austrian Economist, by Richard M. Ebeling, 2 May 2016
    Autobiographical essay highlighting the people and events who influenced him in his path to libertarianism and Austrian economics
    "In 1972, while still an undergraduate student, I met Floyd 'Baldy' Harper, founder of the Institute for Humane Studies, at the Institute's headquarters in Menlo Park. I explained my interest and self-taught knowledge in Austrian Economics. ... Then in both 1975 and 1977, I was offered summer student fellowships at the Institute for Humane Studies at their Menlo Park, California headquarters. IHS brought together a group of promising young Austrian-oriented students, some of who had been at that first Austrian Economists conference in South Royalton, Vermont in June 1974."
    On the Origins of the Modern Libertarian Legal Movement [PDF], by Roger Pilon, Chapman Law Review, 2013
    Historical survey of libertarian influences on constitutional and other areas of law, from the mid-1970s to recent decisions
    "... the institutions that emerged during those early years were perhaps even more important, ... the Institute for Humane Studies, founded by F.A. 'Baldy' Harper in 1961, which in time would become a significant force in bringing the modern libertarian legal movement into being. ... Located at the time in Menlo Park, California, next door to Stanford, and led by Leonard Liggio, a historian, and Davis Keeler, a lawyer who headed up their Law & Liberty project, IHS and its people had an exceptionally keen appreciation of the need to establish not simply the economic arguments for liberty, including economic liberty, but the moral and legal arguments as well."
    Pressing Freedom, by Rick Henderson, Reason, Feb 1991
    Brief announcement about how the IHS was helping to spread free market information among former Soviet-influenced countries
    "Along with food and consumer goods, residents of the former Soviet Bloc crave information from the outside world—especially books. The Institute for Humane Studies, a classical liberal academic foundation, based at George Mason University, has launched a campaign to ship at least $1 million worth of market-oriented books to private book stores in Eastern and Central Europe. ... The first shipment of books, valued at about $100,000, went to Poland in early November."

    Publications

    The Literature of Liberty: A Review of Contemporary Liberal Thought, by Cato Institute (Publisher from Vol. 1 No. 1 (January-March 1978) to Vol. 2 No. 4 (October-December 1979)), Institute for Humane Studies (Publisher from Vol. 3 No. 1 (Spring 1980) to Vol. 5 No. 4 (Winter 1982)), Leonard P. Liggio (Editor)
    Jan 1978-Winter 1982, quarterly

    Videos


    Leonard Liggio on the Rise of the Modern American Libertarian Movement, by Jacob G. Hornberger, Leonard P. Liggio, 9 Mar 1995
    Talk given at Vienna Coffee Club (Future of Freedom Foundation). Liggio starts off with the New Deal and covers many events and individuals both at the core and the periphery of the modern libertarian movement

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