Attention, students!

The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism is happy to announce its sixth annual Summer Conference for Students, titled Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and the Moral Foundations of Capitalism. We’re accepting applications now. The conference will feature an in-depth analysis of Rand’s magnum opus and explore the following questions:
  • What is the moral basis for a free market?
  • How to individual rights function in a capitalist society?
  • What does the history of capitalism teach us about its moral basis?
  • How is Ayn Rand’s view of capitalism unique?

The conference features lectures by Craig Biddle, Eric Daniels, Richard Ebeling, and Andrew Bernstein as well as special guest to be announced soon.

The conference will take place on the Clemson University campus from May 24 – 28th. Scholarships are available to qualified undergraduate and graduate students, including housing, meals, and a travel stipend. For more information and to apply, visit the 2012 conference website or use the contact form. Testimony from conference alumni, video highlights, and an FAQ are also available.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2012.

Here is the web site for the conference and the form to apply. It’s free, and travel stipends are available.

Jan 172011
 

I’m delighted to repost this announcement for the Clemson Institute’s Student Summer Conference on Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and the Moral Foundations of Capitalism. It’s a great conference for students, so please pass the word to anyone that you think might be interested.

Clemson Institute Student Summer Conference: Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and the Moral Foundations of Capitalism

The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism is pleased to announce its fifth annual summer conference for college students. We invite you to join us for an exciting three-day program of lectures, seminars, and discussions. Students will arrive on May 26th and depart on May 30th, with the main event running on May 27th through May 29th.

Full Scholarships

All admitted students will receive a full scholarship, including reimbursement of travel expenses up to $500. All housing and meals will be provided on the campus of Clemson University, and reading materials will be provided. NEW FOR THIS YEAR! Graduate students are also invited to participate in the summer program with full scholarships!

Exciting Program

Students will participate in an intensive and exciting program exploring the moral foundations of capitalism and Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged. Students will attend lectures, participate in small-group seminar-style discussions, and question and answer sessions. Outside of class, students can relax and socialize on Clemson’s campus. Evening activities will include a barbecue dinner, a meet and greet with the faculty, and a career advice discussion.

Faculty

The Clemson Institute has assembled a faculty of leading scholars and teachers who study the moral foundations of capitalism, specializing in fields ranging from history and literature to philosophy, political science, and economics. Our faculty join students for meals and interact with them outside of class for informal discussions and questions.

Application Information

To apply to the Clemson Institute’s Summer Conference, simply fill out the application form by March 1, 2011. FREE PRIZE: The first 30 applications received before February 8, 2011, will receive a free copy of Andrew Bernstein’s Capitalism Unbound just for applying.

If you have any questions, please contact us at CISC@clemson.edu.

Summer Conference on Capitalism

 Posted by on 17 February 2009 at 4:45 pm  Announcements, Clemson Institute
Feb 172009
 

The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism is taking applications for its annual three-day summer conference for undergraduates on “Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and the Moral Foundations of Capitalism.” Here’s the general description of this conference:

Students attend lectures, participate in small group discussions, and have free time to discuss and debate the ideas presented in the formal sessions. Throughout the three days of sessions, students have ample opportunity to speak one-on-one with faculty and ask them questions in a more informal setting. The summer conferences, held on the campus of Clemson University, provide a unique opportunity for students to study with leading professors from around the country, to meet top students from around the world, and to study capitalism in a challenging, engaging environment.

And here’s the description of the 2009 conference:

Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and the Moral Foundations of Capitalism

  • What is the moral basis for the free market?
  • How do individual rights function in a capitalist society?
  • What does the history of capitalism teach us about its moral basis?
  • How is Ayn Rand’s view of capitalism unique?

    The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism is pleased to accept applications for its third annual summer conference for college students. We invite you to join us for an exciting three-day program of lectures, seminars, and discussions. Students will arrive May 28 and depart on June 1, 2009, with the main event running from May 29-31.

    Exciting Programs

    Students will participate in an intensive and exciting program exploring the moral foundations of capitalism and Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged. Students will attend lectures, participate in small- group seminar-style discussions, and question and answer sessions. Outside of class, students can relax and socialize on Clemson’s campus. Evening activities will include a barbecue dinner, a meet and greet with the faculty, and a career advice discussion.

    Full Scholarships Available

    The Clemson Institute will be accepting qualified undergraduate students to participate in the summer program on full scholarships. All housing and meals will be provided on the campus of Clemson University. Attending students are eligible for up to $500 for travel. Reading materials will be provided.

    Application Information

    To apply to the Clemson Institute’s Summer Conference, visit our website and fill out the application form. Return it by March 5, 2009 to edan@clemson.edu or via postal mail at:

    Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism
    Summer Conference
    343 Sirrine Hall — Box 341310
    Clemson, SC 29634-1310

    Faculty

    The Clemson Institute has assembled a faculty of leading scholars and teachers who study the moral foundations of capitalism, specializing in fields ranging from history and literature to philosophy, political science, and economics. Our faculty join students for meals and interact with them outside of class for informal discussions and questions.

  • Andrew Bernstein, Ph.D., Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Marist College
  • Richard Ebeling, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, American Institute for Economic Research
  • Eric Daniels, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism
  • Onkar Ghate, Ph.D. Senior Fellow, The Ayn Rand Institute
  • C. Bradley Thompson, Ph.D., Executive Director, Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism, Clemson University
  • You can find the application form — and more details about the conference — on this web page. I highly recommend this conference!

     

    As some of you might know, the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism in South Carolina sponsors a three-day summer conference for undergraduates on Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and the Moral Foundations of Capitalism. This summer’s conference will run from June 5th to 9th at Clemson University.

    It is an excellent conference, so I highly recommend it. (I was the graduate assistant last year.) The description on the web site is exactly accurate:

    [The conference] brings together students from around the country and around the world to learn about capitalism with top professors in the field. Students attend lectures, participate in small group discussions, and have free time to discuss and debate the ideas presented in the formal sessions. Throughout the three days of sessions, students have ample opportunity to speak one-on-one with faculty and ask them questions in a more informal setting.

    The faculty this year will be Drs. Yaron Brook, Onkar Ghate, Eric Daniels, C. Bradley Thompson, and Andrew Bernstein. Full scholarships will be granted to qualified undergraduate students. Send completed applications to edan@clemson.edu. (Please e-mail that address with any questions too.) More details including the application form, a full description of the event, a video from last year, and a FAQ are available on the web site.

    Here’s the most critical bit of information: The deadline for applications is March 5. So if you’re thinking that you might like to attend, don’t delay!

     

    Here’s an update about the Clemson Institute Summer Conference Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and the Moral Foundations of Capitalism. (I originally blogged about it here.) In brief, the deadline for admission has been extended to March 19th, graduate students are now welcome to apply, and the schedule of classes has been posted.

    New Information and Opportunities Available!

    The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism had updated its website with details about the schedule for our upcoming summer conference, “Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and the Moral Foundations of Capitalism.” Visit our website to download and fill out the application available on our website and return it via email by March 19. Undergraduates are also still eligible to apply until the new March 19 deadline.

    Clemson Summer Conference

     Posted by on 22 February 2007 at 9:55 am  Announcements, Clemson Institute
    Feb 222007
     

    This summer conference at Clemson promises to be an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to learn about Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and the moral foundations of capitalism from some of its most knowledgeable and engaging experts. (And, it’s free!) So please forward this message to any undergraduates you think might be interested in applying.

    2007 Summer Conference: Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and the Moral Foundations of Capitalism
    • What is the moral basis for the free market?
    • How do individual rights function in a capitalist society?
    • What does the history of capitalism teach us about its moral basis?
    • How is Ayn Rand’s view of capitalism unique?

    The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism is pleased to announce its first summer conference for college students. We invite you to join us for an exciting program of lectures, seminars, and discussions from June 1-5, 2007.

    Students will participate in an intensive and exciting program exploring the moral foundations of capitalism and Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged. Students will attend lectures, participate in small-group seminar-style discussions, and question and answer sessions. Outside of class, students can relax and socialize on Clemson’s campus. Evening activities will include an Atlas Shrugged casting party, a barbecue dinner, and a career advice discussion.

    The Clemson Institute will be accepting twenty undergraduate students to participate in the summer program on full scholarships. All housing and meals will be provided on the campus of Clemson University. Attending students are eligible for up to $450 for travel. Reading materials will be provided.

    Direct any questions about the conference or our programs to edan@clemson.edu. To apply to the Clemson Institute’s Summer Conference, simply download and fill out the application form and return it by March 5, 2007 to edan@clemson.edu or via postal mail to:

    Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism
    Summer Conference
    165 Sirrine Hall – Box 341310
    Clemson, SC 29634-1310

    The Clemson Institute has assembled a faculty of leading scholars and teachers who study the moral foundations of capitalism, specializing in fields ranging from history and literature to philosophy, political science, and economics. Our faculty join students for meals and interact with them outside of class for informal discussions and questions. The faculty will be:

    • Andrew Bernstein, Ph.D., Visiting Professor, Marist College
    • Yaron Brook, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Ayn Rand Institute
    • Eric Daniels, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar, Clemson University
    • Onkar Ghate, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, The Ayn Rand Institute
    • C. Bradley Thompson, Ph.D., Executive Director, Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism, Clemson University

    When I first heard about this conference, my immediate thought was “Wow, I wish I could sit in on that, as I’d really love to see those guys teach Atlas.” Then, much to my surprise and delight, I was asked to serve as the graduate assistant for the conference. (Of course, I accepted eagerly!) Given the faculty, I expect the conference to be an excellent opportunity for students to expand and deepen their understanding of the moral foundations of capitalism.

    Dec 142006
     

    The NY Sun recently published a nice article on Brad Thompson’s founding of the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism. The quotes by various high-profile philosophers on the morality of capitalism were … um … interesting.

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