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.


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 [email protected].

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