The Gilder Fellows Seminar is an intimate study experience with Discovery Institute Fellows, taking place in Seattle, WA in Summer 2018. At the Gilder Fellows Seminar, you’ll have the chance to hear from scholars George Gilder, Michael Medved, Jay Richards, John West, and others.

Through guided lecturers and readings, participants will explore questions such as:

• Is free enterprise still the best system for human flourishing?
• How do we cultivate the “spirit of enterprise”?
• What do cultures need to alleviate poverty and create wealth?
• How should we respond to the resurgence of interest in socialism?
• Is capitalism based on Social Darwinism?
• How does capitalism relate to the Bible and the Judeo-Christian tradition?
• What makes the information economy unique?
• What are the promises and perils of future technology?
• How do we prepare for a future of smart machines and artificial intelligence?
• What is the future of cryptocurrencies?

Where: Seattle, Washington
When: July 26 – 29, 2018

Admission Requirements

The Gilder Seminars are highly selective, and limited to thirty participants. Applicants must be college students, graduate students, or young professionals under age thirty.

Required application materials include (1) a resume/cv, (2) a short statement of your interest in the Seminar and how it relates to your career plans and/or field of study, and (3)  a letter of recommendation from a professor/mentor who is familiar with your work.

Speakers

Room, Board, and Travel Costs

Students selected for these seminars will be provided with course materials, lodging, and meals. Travel scholarships are available and will be awarded based upon need after acceptance into the program.

The application deadline is Tuesday, April 15, 2018.

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Have a question? Email Dr. Jay Richards at [email protected]