President’s Impact Report — Third Quarter 2020
In July, students from around the US came to Auburn for our annual Mises University program. Students learned from a distinguished faculty on-site, coupled with online contributions from Dr. Walter Block and Steven Berger.
This year’s Mises U faculty included:
Joseph Salerno Thomas DiLorenzo
Jeff Herbener Mark Brandly
Peter Klein Mark Thornton
Shawn Ritenour Timothy Terrell
Jonathan Newman Tom Woods
Patrick Newman Ryan McMaken
Per Bylund Judge Andrew Napolitano
For this year’s Mündliche Prüfung Conference Examinations, forty students took the preliminary written exam, thirteen proceeded to oral exams.
Our three finalists were:
Douglas E. French Prize for Most Learned: David Hoffa (Michigan State University College of Law)
Kenneth Garschina Second Prize: Porter Burkett (University of South Carolina)
Kenneth Garschina Third Prize: Benjamin Bies (Hillsdale College)
Thank you to all of our donors that make the Best Week of the Year possible.
Mises Meetup in Orlando
On August 29th, the Institute hosted an event at the Azalea Lodge within Mead Botanical Gardens in Orlando, Florida. The meetup featured talks by Jeff Deist and Patrick Newman, and a live recording of Radio Rothbard, with an Austro-Libertarian look at the current political environment.
Special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Greg Roe for making this event possible.
Mises Institute Masters Program
In August, the Mises Institute welcomed its first cohort of graduate students to its new Graduate Program. Members of the inaugural cohort are pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Austrian economics. The average undergraduate GPA of those accepted into the graduate program was 3.60 with two-thirds of those admitted already holding at least one graduate degree.
The Institute’s new and exciting program incorporates distance education tools to accommodate students and faculty residing in various locations and time zones. Using the learning management system, Canvas®, the Mises Institute is able to present Austrian economics interactively while also operating its graduate program entirely online.
Instructors of the program include Senior Fellows, Fellows, and Associated Scholars who introduce the material in a challenging and compelling way to encourage scholarship. The Master’s program requires completion of twenty-four semester hours of
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