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Join us as Jason Hayes, director of environmental policy, discusses bedrock principles related to free market environmentalism and energy policy. In two separate seminar sessions, Jason will explain how policymakers can recognize and craft sound public policies that ensure property rights are protected, the productive abilities of free markets are maximized and energy supplies are abundant, affordable and reliable. Together, these two sessions will defend the notion that a stronger reliance on free markets, property rights, personal responsibility and human ingenuity is the best way to both manage our natural environment and provide access to essential energy resources. These principles will help humans flourish while simultaneously improving the quality of the environment that we live in.
The Northwood University Freedom Seminar is an annual three and one-half day symposium on the free-enterprise system led by distinguished academic and business leaders. The purpose of the Freedom Seminar is to investigate current business and economic topics of utmost interest to the academic and business communities.
Compared to previous generations, surveys show that young Americans are more negative about the current state of the world. This is no surprise, having come of age during the “War on Terror”, the “Great Recession”, the COVID pandemic and other historically significant events that have shaped their world view. On the other hand, surveys also show that today’s young people are also more optimistic than previous generations about their future and confident in their ability to make a positive impact on the world. This year’s freedom seminar, will examine some of the key challenges and opportunities facing their generation. The sessions will be organized around three key areas of concern to young people: the economy, the environment and society.
The Freedom Seminar provides participants with a deeper understanding of these values and the ways in which they can be applied to improve public policy, business and our personal lives. This event brings students, alumni, community/business leaders and distinguished scholars together for four days of lecture, discussion and debate about the benefits, opportunities and challenges associated with living in a free society.
There are two ways to participate in the freedom seminar. As a non-credit participant, you may register to one or more of the presentations of your choice or for access to the entire event. You may join us in person or online. See below for the registration link through Northwood University.