Weekends Exploring Liberty

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.

Every week seems to bring a new story to national attention about the lack of ideological diversity and intellectual openness on college campuses. The Weekend Exploring Liberty series gives students a chance to move outside of the limited scope of many existing courses and explore, debate, and learn in an open and encouraging environment where more sides and view points are introduced.