TROY - Students from Troy University's Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy will head to the nation's capitol next week to attend the largest pro-liberty student gathering in existence.
The International Students for Liberty Conference brings together about 1,600 student leaders for each year for a weekend celebration of the cause of freedom. Last year, more than 1,400 students from all seven continents attended. This year's conference is Feb. 14 - 16.
"This is a great opportunity for our students to network with other students and organizations committed to liberty, and it's an honor to be representing the Johnson Center at this event," said Dr. Daniel Smith, an economics professor at the Johnson Center who is coordinating the University group's attendance.
Attendees will participate in a live taping of the STOSSEL Show and will hear from speakers such as Ghanaian economist George Ayittey, drug policy reform proponent Ethan Nadelmann, and Academy Award winning director Oliver Stone. Other highlights include a liberty fair, a concert, and an art exhibit. The Johnson Center, a research and educational center focused on economic freedom and individual liberty within TROY's Sorrell College of Business, will also host an exhibit distributing materials about the research and program offerings in the Center.
Attending from TROY are: