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Seattle Pacific University

Gilder Fellows Summer Seminar

The Gilder Fellows Seminar is an intimate study experience with Discovery Institute Fellows in Seattle, Washington, in August 2019. At the Gilder Fellows Seminar, you’ll have the chance to interact with 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?
  • How does capitalism relate to 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?

Seattle, Washington
August 7-11, 2019

Applications are now open for the 2019 Discovery Institute’s Gilder Fellows Seminar on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship! The application deadline is Monday, May 10, 2019.

Questions? Email Dr. Jay Richards at [email protected] 


Admission Requirements

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 or field of study, and (3) a letter of recommendation from a professor or mentor familiar with your work.

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.

A Fellowship of Learning

Space is limited. Application deadline is Friday, May 10, 2019