Liberty Fund Colloquia

Co-sponsored programs between PERC and Liberty Fund are designed to expand and increase the scope of free market environmentalism. PERC and Liberty Fund conduct these educational programs to advance the exploration of liberty, the ideal of a free and responsible society, and the environment.

Past Colloquia

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Liberty  and the Progress of the Human Condition:
A Program for Enviropreneurs

March 9 - 12, 2014

This program will raise essential questions about the individual, his continuing progress, and the nature of liberty. Participants will consider reasons for hope as well as pessimism. Which of the theories about the progress and decline of the human condition is most hopeful for freedom and why? Where are the most pressing challenges to civilization?

Friedrich Hayek  

Hayek, Coase, and Ecosystem Services

March 13 - 16, 2014

This colloquium will discuss with environmental leaders and environmental entrepreneurs the role that markets play in linking human action to the value of “ecosystem services.

Alcelaphus buselaphus herd running

   

Property Rights, Entrepreneurship, and the Environment:
A Program for Enviropreneurs

June 24-27, 2013

Reconciling Ecology and Economics:
Processes and Property Rights

August 13-16, 2013

Indian Home 

     Property Rights and Economic Development for

     Indigenous Peoples

    October 31-November 3, 2013

 

 

Students 

 

Property Rights, Markets, and Freedom: 
A Colloquium for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

June 17-22, 2013

 

Hayek Portrait

Hayek, Coase, and Ecosystem Services

March 14-17, 2013

This colloquium, co-sponsored with Liberty Fund, will discuss with environmental leaders and environmental entrepreneurs the role that markets play in linking human action to the value of “ecosystem services.”

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Volcán de Agua ("Volcano of Water")

Liberty and the Progress of the Human Condition:
A Program for Enviropreneurs

January 24-27, 2013

This program will consider the idea of exchange as the basis for human social, intellectual, and economic progress. It will address essential questions about the individual, his/her continuing progress, and the nature of liberty.

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Feather to Bird

Culture, Institutions, and Economic Development:
Applications to the American Indians

December 9-11, 2012

This colloquium will explore the relationship between liberty and property rights from a historical perspective, focusing especially on how these rights have been employed by and have impacted Native Americans.

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