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The 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 who share an interest in the operations and implications of a free society.

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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.

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.

2023 Programming Report

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


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

The Legacy

About Richard J Stephenson

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

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Daniel D’Amico

Director of the Stephenson Institute