University of Illinois programs supported by the Academy provide a well-rounded, multidisciplinary experience for students. History, business, philosophy, ethics, literature, women’s studies, Asian studies, political science, and economics are among the areas the programs we support help students explore. Through classes, intensive seminars, study abroad, research, and lectures, students learn the ask and explore answers to challenges questions like: the role of government in a free society; the interaction between wealth creation and social progress; and how they as students can pursue personal success and social betterment.
Students from all three University of Illinois campuses participate in the annual Weekends Exploring Liberty supported by donors to the Academy on Capitalism.
These annual programs are a favorite of students because they provide an opportunity to interact with great thinkers and professors outside of their normal classroom settings. Students are given a chance over several days to get to know each other better, meet and learn from inspiring dedicated teachers, and be introduced to and explore ideas they might otherwise never encounter in a modern college setting.