The Challenge of Liberty
High School Summer Seminar
Monday, June 20, 2011
The Independent Institute Conference Center
100 Swan Way, Oakland, CA
Maps and Directions
Gregory Rehmke directs programs for EconomicThinking.org and has directed educational programs at the Center for the American Idea, Reason Foundation, and the Foundation for Economic Education. He is the co-author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Global Economics.
Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute and Editor of the Institutes quarterly journal The Independent Review. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, and he has taught at the University of Washington, Lafayette College, Seattle University, and the University of Economics, Prague. He has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University and Stanford University, and a fellow for the Hoover Institution and the National Science Foundation.
James C. W. Ahiakpor is a professor of economics at California State University, East Bay. He received his B.A. from the University of Ghana, Legon and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Professor Ahiakpor specializes in monetary economics, development economics, and the history of economic thought.
Anthony Gregory is a Research Analyst at The Independent Institute. His articles on current events have appeared in numerous newspapers and websites. He is currently writing a book on liberty and the writ of habeas corpus.
Emily C. Skarbek is Research Fellow and Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation (COEI) and COEI's Government Cost Calculator at MyGovCost.org at the Independent Institute and Assistant Professor of Economics at San Jose State University. She received her Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University, and she has been an F.A. Hayek Scholar and is the recipient of the Don Lavoie Memorial Award.
Join us from June 20th24th for our annual The Challenge of Liberty high school summer seminar. Our five-day series of lectures, readings, films, multimedia presentations, and small group discussion teaches students what economics is, how it affects their lives, and how understanding it can help them achieve better lives for themselves, their communities, and the world at large. Informative, inspiring, and fun, The Challenge of Liberty is an ideal way to make the summer break intellectually rewarding.