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Campus Opportunities

Upcoming Conferences & Debates

Feb 20–23

Liberty and the Declaration of Independence

A special seminar for undergraduates

Feb 29

Economics and the Moral Imagination

A special, invite-only conference for undergraduates.

Mar 6–7

Science, Scientism, and Society

Join thoughtful students from around the country as we explore the relationship between science and society.

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