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Stephenson
Institute
For Classical Liberalism

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Established in 2021, the Stephenson Institute for Classical Liberalism is a non-partisan, academic resource center. We provide teaching, learning, and research opportunities for motivated students and faculty at Wabash College and beyond whom share an interest in the operations and implications of a free society.

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About the Institute

About the Institute

Drawing on the experience of legendary Wabash trustee Pierre Goodrich and Economics Professor Benjamin Rogge, the Stephenson Institute celebrates Wabash's tradition of exploring ideas over ideology. Learn More.

The Legacy

The Legacy

The Institute was founded by Wabash alumnus Richard J Stephenson '62, a philanthropist and entrepreneur who is committed to a free society. Learn More.

The Stephenson Story

In this short documentary, learn about how Richard J Stephenson was shaped by Wabash – and why he established the Institute.

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Workshop and Lectures

Past Events

The Institute sponsors events that bring thought leaders to the Wabash campus, engaging students and the wider community. See Past Events.

Career Paths in Liberty

Student Opportunities

The Institute supports students pursuing summer internships with national and international public-policy organizations aligned with its mission. Learn More.

What Is Classical Liberalism

What is Classical Liberalism?

As part of a long tradition of building free societies, including principles such as individual choice and constitutionalism, some perennial ideas about liberty resonate–from the Founding Era to our own. Learn More.

Tell Us About Liberty.
Get Free Books.

For students who submit a short comment on what "liberty" or "responsibility" means to you, the Institute will send you a free book from the Liberty Fund catalog. Contact Lewis McCrary for more information.

Liberty Fund Library