The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) is a non-profit organization that works to change the world by supporting the next generation of liberty-loving professors, journalists, policy experts, and other intellectuals. They help talented people realize their potential through educational opportunities, career-development resources, and connections with one another.
Participants join a world-wide liberty-advancing community, which translates into meaningful work, life-long friendships, and endless options to learn more about liberty.
The stated mission of IHS is to “support the achievement 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.”
“I’ve been with IHS for seven years, and I’m more excited than ever about the work we’re doing” states Chad Wilcox, Director of Network Relations. “We just wrapped up our 32nd season of summer seminars and this year we will award more internships and fellowships than ever before.”
IHS sponsors the attendance of hundreds of students at its summer seminars and provides various forms of career assistance, including sponsored internships, to students and recent graduates pursuing careers in academia, journalism, and public policy. IHS awards more than $1 million in fellowships to students from universities around world.
LearnLiberty.org, IHS’s educational website, has helped more than 8 million people discover, explore, and discuss the ideas of liberty. And through their new Find Scholars project, IHS has matched dozens of organizations with top freedom-friendly speakers, writers, and other experts. Today, more than 13,000 IHS program alumni, many of whom are directly advancing liberty in their careers, are helping others to do their part for a freer society.
The Institute for Humane Studies was founded in 1961 by Dr. F.A. “Baldy” Harper, a former economics professor at Cornell University. Originally based inMenlo Park, California, IHS moved to Fairfax, Virginia in 1985 and associated with George Mason University. The university partnership has enabled IHS to pursue its mission more effectively in cooperation with other organizations affiliated with the university. To learn more, please visit theihs.org
Founded in 1984, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is a 501(c)(3) educational organization in Washington, D.C. dedicated to advancing the principles of free enterprise and limited government. It believes consumers are best suited to make their own decisions, not government.
The staff of CEI seeks “to promote both freedom and fairness by making good policy good politics. We make the uncompromising case for economic freedom because we believe it is essential for entrepreneurship, innovation, and prosperity to flourish.”
CEI is an effective advocate for freedom on a wide range of critical policy issues, including energy, environment, business and finance, immigration, labor, technology, telecommunications, as well as food and drug safety. Its flagship publications Ten Thousand Commandments and Agenda for Congress both stress the need for government deregulation.
Published annually, Ten Thousand Commandments has pegged the cost to U.S. businesses face complying with government regulation at $1.75 trillion. Agenda for Congress, a biennial report to Congress aimed at restoring limited government and reviving America’s economy, calls for regulations to be subjected to the same scrutiny as taxes, expenditures, and other government functions.
Unique among free market groups, CEI also pursues its advocacy in the courtroom. It has brought lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of various statutes, interstate agreements, and regulations, and also sued government agencies to force the disclosure of information relevant to the public interest.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s talented, well-respected attorneys, policy analysts, and scholars will continue to play a critical role within the liberty movement for many years to come. To learn more, please visit cei.org.
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