America's first and only University-based teaching and research center dedicated to exploring the moral foundations of capitalism.
Drawing inspiration from the Lyceum School founded by Aristotle in Ancient Greece, we have created a philosophically oriented academic program that presents students with ideas that are fundamental, timeless and life-changing.
Every spring, CISC brings students together with distinguished professors, activists and other experts on liberty to study the foundations of a free society. Attendees walk away with a better understanding of what capitalism and morality are and how to effectively fight for them.
The John W. Pope lecture series hosts a free and public talk each semester, focusing on topics in political science and economics. Past speakers include George F. Will, Tyler Cowen, Richard Epstein, Lawrence W. Reed and Alan Charles Kors.