Liberty & Society Perth 2019


Applications for Perth 2019 are now open.

Liberty & Society Perth 2019 is only accepting applications from WA residents.  Do you believe in free markets, smaller government and individual liberty? Perhaps you’ve studied the works of Freidrich Hayek, Adam Smith or Jonathan Haidt. If this sounds like you, the CIS has an exciting opportunity for you to meet and network with other like-minded people from Australia and New Zealand.

The Liberty and Society Student Conference is a unique 2-day conference for students interested in exploring important economic, political and philosophical issues of past and present in a classical liberal and libertarian framework. The conference is now in its 23rd year and has supported over 950 students over its time, including the likes of Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, former MP, Kelly O’Dwyer and NZ leader of the Opposition, Simon Bridges.

Our speakers for Perth 2019 include; Celia Hammond MP is the member for Curtin, elected to the House of Representatives in the May 2019 federal election. She was previously Vice Chancellor of the University of Notre Dame Australia. Dr Ben O’Neill is a Research Fellow at the ANU College of Health and Medicine. He has a broad range of academic interests including mathematics, statistics, economics, philosophy, and law. Joshua Forrester is a PhD Candidate in law at Murdoch University. He is co-author of the book No Offence Intended: Why 18C is Wrong (Connor Court Publishing) published in 2016. Matthew O’Donnell is Director at Praxeology Partners, providing investment and corporate advisory services in the South Pacific. He previously worked as a Senior Research Fellow in economics at the CIS. Dr Jeremy Sammut is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Culture, Prosperity, & Civil Society Program at the CIS. He is a leading researcher on corporate social responsibility, child protection, and market-based healthcare policy.

This is your opportunity to challenge yourself and build upon your existing philosophical framework with the support of CIS and our distinguished speakers and researchers. More information on the L&S conference and program can be found here.

Applications close 5 pm AEST Tuesday, 27 August 2019. There is no cost to participate in this conference. All meals, accommodation and sessions are covered. We do not guarantee travel expenses, however, students may apply for a reimbursement of costs relating to travel into Perth if you reside outside the capital. Please indicate this on your application at the time of submission. The conference will run from 6.30 pm on Friday 27 September until 3.30 pm on Sunday 29 September. Venue to be announced.

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