The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism.

America's first and only University-based teaching and research center dedicated to exploring the moral foundations of capitalism.

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Free Speech on Campus

Our Spring 2016 John W. Pope Lecture was given by Alan Charles Kors, co-founder of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Click for more details.

George F. Will at Clemson

The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism hosted a talk by George F. Will on November 5. Click for more details.


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 Tyler Cowen, Richard Epstein, Lawrence W. Reed and Alan Charles Kors.