Update from Atlanta

Today marks the final day of this year’s first week-long summer seminar run by the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). College students from across the world descended upon Atlanta this week for “Freedom University: Basic Economics” to listen to inspiring speakers, participate in engaging activities, and network with fellow students interested in economics and liberty. Having only worked at FEE for the past two weeks, I am just realizing how awesome this organization is and I am proud to be involved in FEE’s mission, namely to study and advance the philosophy of freedom.

My role as an intern here at FEE is to do all the photography for the seminars as well as help run operations. But when I’m not behind the camera, I have the unique opportunity to speak with and get to know the faculty members that FEE chooses to speak at the seminars. This kind of interaction and experience is what I will cherish the most from my summer with FEE.

Next week, another group of students will arrive in Atlanta for a slightly more advanced seminar on Austrian economics, and I am looking forward to being inundated with Austrian Business Cycle Theory throughout the week.

See more photos and FEE’s facebook page here!!

~ by rfreeland on June 3, 2011.

2 Responses to “Update from Atlanta”

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun! Do you get to listen in on a lot of the lectures? And have you met Steve Horwitz? He lectured at an IHS seminar I went to last summer, and I know he does a lot of work with FEE (he also had a great piece in the Freeman the other day, if you’re interested).

    • Steve is here speaking this week at the Austrian Economics seminar, and I have had a few interesting conversations with him. He is a great speaker. As for listening in on the seminars, I try my best to hang around and listen when I’m not busy doing other work running the actual seminars. Sometimes I wish I could just sit and listen, but working for FEE provides me with unique opportunities to get to know the faculty better and spend more time with them than the average student would.

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