Our Mission

Our mission:

At the Center for the Study of Liberty, we support the building of a free society by creating spaces for civil conversations among independent thinkers.

What we do:

We organize collaborative events and curate thought-provoking content so you can explore the big questions about human freedom that lie at the heart of complex social issues.


Our programming is based on the two pillars of our guiding philosophy:​

  • Liberty is a key driver of progress. Societies cannot thrive unless people have the freedom to pursue their self-interest through the free exchange of goods, services, and ideas.


  • Learning transcends formal education. Intellectual curiosity and the pursuit of lifelong learning are important components of individual flourishing.

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Our programs will encourage, strengthen, and inspire your efforts on your schedule.

While we are passionate advocates of learning and liberty, we don’t believe there are preset formulas we can follow to improve the world. Instead, we believe in the power of human creativity to solve social problems through decentralized means.

Our goal is to help diverse audiences encounter new ideas, engage in a dialogue, and discover for themselves how they can help make the world a freer place. 

Broaden your thinking. Join a different kind of conversation.

Our stimulating content and expert educators will help you engage in reflection, not reaction and dialogue, not dogma. 

We don’t push political action, advocate for specific legislation, or dictate universal solutions. Instead, we offer food for thought, tools of analysis, and the space to respectfully debate and connect with peers and scholars from different backgrounds. 

Founded in 2015 by members of Liberty Fund, Inc.’s Board of Directors, we’re built on a long history of educational excellence. Our headquarters are at Liberty Fund and our resources include access to their library of nearly 50,000 important classical liberal texts, compiled from the collections of Liberty Fund, the Foundation for Economic Education, the Institute for Humane Studies, and several private libraries.

11301 N. Meridian Street
Carmel, Indiana 46032-4564

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