Student Participation in Conferences and Seminars
The Berry Center provides financial support for student scholarship in the areas of economics, business, and public policy. In addition to supporting internships and independent study projects, the Berry Center is also committed to funding student participation in conferences and seminars that are of an academic or professional nature. Students may make presentations, participate in panels, or simply attend sessions. To obtain Berry Center support for conference participation students need to complete an application and follow funding guidelines.
The Republican National Convention:
|Summer Seminars in Libertarian Thought:
Neil McCray '13 has had the privilege of attending two summer seminars in libertarian thought hosted by the Institute for Humane Studies. With Berry Center funding Neil participated in the "Exploring Liberty" seminar in Washington, D.C. in 2011 and the "Liberty and Society" seminar in Philadelphia in 2012. The seminars provided students with the unique opportunity to interact with distinguished scholars in philosophy, political science, history, economics and the law. The philosophical diversity of the seminar participants stimulated lively debate and fruitful dialogue. Neil's experiences lead to two research papers regarding libertarian theory and practice, and a philosophy honors thesis based on collaborative research with a seminar lecturer.
Forum on Global Innovation at the World Bank:
Conferences, Seminars and Workshops: Student Participation Supported by the Berry Center
- Athgo International Global Forum, World Bank, Washington, D.C. (2006, 2008, 2011, 2013)
- Corridor Business Journal Economic Forecast Luncheon, Cedar Rapids, IA (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
- Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting, Omaha, NE (2012)
- Fair Trade Federation Conference, Milwaukee, WI (2011)
- "Balanced Lives: Best Policies for a New Economy", University of Iowa conference, Iowa City, IA (2010)
- Seminar on national security policy, The Washington Center, Washington, D.C. (2010)
- Business Boot Camp, workshop at Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA (2010)
- Economic Forecast Luncheon, Booth Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago, Chicago (2009, 2010)
- "Tales from Planet Earth", environmental policy film festival, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (2009)
- SMART Economic Development Conference, Iowa Department of Economic Development, Des Moines, IA (2009)
- Business of Healthcare Conference, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (2009)
- Becker Brownbag Series, Becker Friedman Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago (2008)
- "Why We Can't Wait: Reversing the Retreat on Civil Rights," academic conference, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC (2007)
supported by the Berry Center, contact the Berry Center Associate Director.