Center for Economic Freedom

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Inspired by Milton Friedman and his passion for freedom of markets and individual choice, the Center for Economic Freedom has the following mission and goals:

The role of economic freedom in encouraging prosperity and growth is a long-debated principle. The mission of the Center for Economic Freedom at Roanoke College is to explore this principle with the Roanoke College community in a liberal arts setting. Through reading, writing, discussion, and lecture we seek to examine the classically liberal knowledge base and develop the critical thinking and communication skills to share findings effectively with others. (updated Aug. 4, 2017.) 

To those ends our program goals are:

  • Promote an environment of educated discourse and discovery
  • Explore the role of economic freedom and individual rights in prosperous societies 
  • Motivate students to actively seek opportunities in classically liberal minded scholarship and service 
  • Develop a network of alumni and friends that remain active in the Center for Economic Freedom

Roanoke launches new Center for Economic Freedom

Inspired by economist Milton Friedman and his passion for free markets, the Center for Economic Freedom's mission is to educate students and the community on the freedom of markets and individual choice in a liberal arts setting. Dr. Alice Kassens, will direct the Center. 

STEVE FORBES: The Case For Free Enterprise Over Socialism

Please join us for an evening with Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, Steve Forbes. Tickets required and available at the Colket Info Desk.

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Date | Time: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | 7:00 PM
Location: Olin Hall: Olin Theater

Fowler Public Affairs Lecture Series presents:

Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazine programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress.

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Date | Time: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Location: Roanoke College, Bast Center

Annual opportunities include:

  • Ungergraduate Economics Reading Group
  • Speaker Series 
  • Undergraduate Research Assistantship
  • Undergraduate Economic Freedom Group
  • Undergraduate Seminar Travel Fund
  • Milton Friedman Remembrance Day
  • Economic Freedom Library 
  • Faculty Reading Group

Want to learn more? Visit the Center for Economic Freedom Facebook and Twitter account.

Contact us at freedom@roanoke.edu.