Senior Isak Swanson accepted to attend Summer Seminar series

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Senior Isak Swanson has been accepted to participate in the Summer Seminar series hosted by the Institute for Humane Studies, a nonprofit educational organization. At the weeklong program, held at Bryn Mawr College, Swanson will have the opportunity to explore issues in the classical liberal tradition of thought alongside top academics and fellow students.

"I'm honored to be invited to participate in this program. In particular, I am looking forward to discussing important and controversial issues such as entrepreneurship, the rule of law and organ markets," said Swanson.

The Institute for Humane Studies engages with students and professors around the country to encourage the study of the principles of a free and open society. Swanson will be one of 195 students to participate, out of the more than 2,000 applications and referrals IHS received.

"IHS Summer Seminars are a tremendous opportunity for students to have focused intellectual conversations with some of the leading academics in the United States. We hope that students walk away better equipped to explore classical liberal ideas and how those ideas might apply to social problems," said IHS President and CEO Emily Chamlee-Wright.

More information about IHS and its programs can be found online at

Funding for Swanson's travel to attend the IHS seminar is made possible through the generosity of Dennis and Suzanne Birkestrand, and their creation of the Dennis and Suzanne Birkestrand Chair in Economics and Business.

Isak Swanson '17