Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

Freedom is Foundational to a Healthy Democracy and University Community

A University Center in the Office for Research, Innovation & Impact, the Freedom Center provides research, teaching, and programming that is grounded in individual freedom and honors people’s right to constructively disagree.

Our faculty reflects an interdisciplinary focus on how philosophy, politics, economics, law, and ethics affect individual and societal prosperity. Center scholars also include post-doctoral fellows, Ph.D. students in philosophy, and visiting and research fellows we host from universities worldwide.

The Center’s impact comes through research, publications, graduate education, academic programs, and major community events that bring experts with different perspectives together to discuss and debate timely issues.

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Dr. Mary L. Rigdon
Director & Associate Professor
Dr. Saura Masconale
Associate Director & Assistant Professor

Administrative Contact

Debbie Jackson