Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism hosts three successful Fall lectures


This fall, the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism (CISC) hosted three lectures on Clemson’s campus, which were attended by over 300 students, professors and community members.

In September, the CISC partnered with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) for a Lyceum Lecture entitled “The Roberts Court and the Administrative State.” The speaker, Mr. Adam White, is a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and Executive Director of the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. In his lecture, White discussed how the cases before the Supreme Court are not just technical, administrative law cases about regulatory policies but are fundamentally about the Constitution and constitutional self-government. Watch this lecture.

In October, the CISC hosted two more events.

First, the CISC invited Mr. Richard Graber, President of the Bradley Foundation and former US Foreign Ambassador to the Czech Republic, for a conversation with C. Bradley Thompson, Ph.D., titled, “What is the Future of Freedom in America?” The two discussed the state of higher education in America and the future of America’s key institutions.

The following week, the Institute hosted its bi-annual Pope Lecture, which featured a talk on the culture of ancient Athens from Loren J. Samons II, Ph.D., professor of classical studies at Boston University. Samons’ talk titled “Why Athens? Character and the Cultural Revolution” detailed the characteristics of Ancient Greece and how the city of Athens, despite its relatively small population, transformed into an oasis of philosophic thought, democratic action and wealth. Watch this lecture.

About the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism

The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism (CISC) is America’s premier university-based teaching and research center dedicated to exploring the moral, political and economic foundations of capitalism. Founded in 2005 and housed within Clemson University’s Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business, the independently financed Institute is educating a new generation of students about the moral requirements of a free society.

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