Programs and Events



Adam Smith Week

Every spring semester we organize Adam Smith Week. By engaging students, faculty, and the community in the discussion on Adam Smith and his economic philosophy we seek to create awareness and explore important topics in political economy, entrepreneurship, and the role of government.  Read more »

Free Market Speaker SeriesFree Market Speaker Series

Each semester we invite speakers from the business and academic world who address the underlying principles of a market economy. Students, faculty, alumni, and the Charleston business community are invited to attend our events.  Read more »

Weekend Discussion ColloquiumWeekend Discussion Colloquium

We host discussion colloquiums for students interested in classical works on free society. These symposiums are typically a few days long and involve in-depth discussions in a Socratic style about the books read ahead of time. We collaborate with local universities and host 12-15 students from College of Charleston and other local universities. Read more »

Weekend SymposiumsWeekend Symposiums (with IHS)

Since 2012, we've been partnering up with the Institute for Humane Studies to co-host events and engage students in discussions about liberty and free society. Weekend Symposiums are designed to examine the historical, economic, and philosophical foundations of a free society and how these principles apply to contemporary issues. Learn more »

Economics Book ColloquiumEconomics Book Colloquium

Each semester we sponsors the Economics Book Colloquium, in which students and faculty meet to discuss interesting contemporary writing in economics and political science. We often invite the authors of the books we read for campus talks and quest lectures. Learn more »