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Liberal learning organizations across North America host dozens of public seminar discussions, lectures, and conferences and travel opportunities throughout the year. Many are free of charge. Check the calendar below for an event near you!

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June 2017

Great Books Summer Program


Six distinguished campuses, acclaimed professors, and an exceptional summer experience for bright young minds. The Great Books Summer Program is an experience like no other in American education. For over fifteen years, GBSP has gathered exceptional middle and high school students from across the world to read, discuss and debate selections from the greatest works of literature. Students experience college-level seminars, engage in lively discussion, and enjoy summer fun with other literary-minded students. We offer summer camps at the University of…

July 2017

Long Novel Weekend

The Corrections By Jonathan Franzen After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson’s disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. The oldest, Gary, a once-stable portfolio manager and family man, is trying to convince his wife and himself, despite clear signs to the contrary, that he is not clinically depressed.…

August 2017

Symposium 2017: The American Experiment

It is said that the American system of constitutional, democratic self-government presupposes a virtuous people; it is unsuitable for any other. When asked what kind of government the Founders established, Benjamin Franklin replied famously: “A Republic, if you can keep it.” James Madison defined the central challenge of the new American system in Federalist No. 51 as enabling the government to govern, while limiting itself. Madison recalled that if men were angels, no government would be necessary. But, among men, every…

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