AHI Undergraduate Fellow Sarah Larson

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilizations (AHI) is pleased to announce that Undergraduate Fellow Sarah Larson has been chosen by the Institute for Humane Studies (HIS) to attend the summer seminar “Exploring Liberty” on the Bryn Mawr campus this June.

The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS), located on the Arlington campus of George Mason University, has its primary mission the promotion “of a freer society by discovering and facilitating the development of talented students, scholars, and other intellectuals who share an interest in liberty and in advancing the principles and practice of freedom.” Each year IHS holds summer seminars on the fundamentals of liberty and how to preserve it.

According to the IHS website, the Exploring Liberty seminar “introduces classical liberal approaches to creating a peaceful, prosperous, free society,” and participants will “

[l]earn about the historical, economic, and philosophical foundations of individual liberty and encounter influential ideas from pivotal thinkers such as John Locke, Adam Smith, and F.A. Hayek.”

“I could not be more excited to attend,” said Ms. Larson “The seminar looks to be a great experience.” Participants will address such questions as: What is the proper role of government? How can society solve widespread problems while respecting individual liberty? What are the unintended consequences of government programs?

“Sarah Larson attended my course on the intellectual conservative movement in the United States,” commented AHI Charter Fellow Robert Paquette. Her libertarian sensibilities will benefit enormously from engagement with what IHS has to offer. In Sarah, the award committee has made an excellent selection.”