Libertarian Scholars Conference 2025

Libertarian Scholars Conference 2025
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The Mises Institute will host a one-day Libertarian Scholars Conference on March 20, 2025 in Auburn, Alabama. 

The Libertarian Scholars Conference has a long tradition as the preeminent interdisciplinary meeting of scholars advancing libertarian thought. The first Libertarian Scholars Conferences, organized by the Center for Libertarian studies in New York City in the 1970s, featured papers by prominent libertarian scholars, including Murray Rothbard, Leonard Liggio, Walter Block, Ralph Raico, Leland Yeager, Douglas Rasmussen, and Walter Grinder.

As these meetings branched out to other regions, scholars laid the intellectual groundwork for modern libertarianism. The LSC served as a forum for inter-disciplinary exchange, aimed at developing a unified discipline of liberty. Murray Rothbard envisioned a "discipline of liberty,” much like what was developed in the British classical and French liberal political economy era.

As the libertarian movement grew, so did the need for continued scholarly work. Insights from the social sciences and humanities are crucial to understand the nature and implications of liberty and what it takes for human civilization to flourish.

In response to this enduring need, the Mises Institute, taking up the mantle from the Center for Libertarian Studies, relaunched the LSC. These conferences not only honor the legacy of its founders but also welcome new generations of thinkers and leaders to contribute to libertarian scholarship. Join us in shaping the future of libertarian thought!

Schedule and Fees:

The conference begins on Thursday, March 20, 2025 at the Mises Institute at 1:00 p.m. central time. Registration is $99 per person and includes refreshments, a keynote lecture, breakout sessions, and a closing reception at the Auburn University Hotel. 

Please note: registration for LSC 2025 is separate from registration for AERC 2025. 

Email Felicia Jones with questions,


Proposals for individual papers, complete paper sessions, and symposia are encouraged. Papers should be well developed, but at a stage where they can still benefit from the group's discussion. Preference will be given to recent research papers that are intended for submission to scholarly journals and have not been given at major conferences. All topics related to libertarian themes in the social sciences and humanities are welcome. Abstracts should be limited to 250 words. All proposals are peer reviewed by the Libertarian Scholars Conference Program Committee.


Most attendees fly into the Atlanta airport, which is an hour and 45 minutes north of Auburn. Atlanta is in the eastern time zone and Auburn is an hour behind in the central time zone. 

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Shuttle between Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery, or Columbus, GA airports and Auburn

Driving directions to Auburn


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