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, Lawrence W. Reed and Alan Charles Kors.