Dr. Stephen Davies
Institute of Economic Affairs, London
Dr Davies is Head of Education at the IEA and Distinguished Fellow in History at the John Locke Institute. He is the author of The Wealth Explosion: the Nature and Origins of Modernity.
Talking to Steve Davies felt like a casual chat but I came away with a deeper understanding of the subject than I would have previously thought possible.
Steve Davies is legendary at John Locke for his encyclopedic knowledge of history and current events.
Matthew Higgins Iati
Professor Daniel d'Amico
Professor d’Amico is a lecturer in economics at Brown University and Associate Director of the Political Theory Project. He is an authority on the political economy of criminal justice reform.
Evening chats with Professor d'Amico about his political and economic beliefs were one of the highlights of my time at JLI - every new idea he presented would spark vigorous debate.
Professor d’Amico’s enthusiasm was one of the many reasons I looked forward to his informative classes. We unraveled such complex topics in a seemingly effortless and enjoyable manner.
Professor John Filling
King’s College, University of Cambridge
Professor Filling is the Director of Studies in philosophy at King’s College, University of Cambridge. He previously lectured in political philosophy at Brasenose College, Oxford.
Dr John Filling is one of the most engaging people I’ve ever had the privilege to be taught by. His ability to convey advanced information in such an understandable and interesting manner was a real highlight.
Dr. Filling has changed how I view relationships among people, governments, and other entities around the world.
George Mason University
Professor Hanson is Professor of Health Economics & Political Economy at George Mason University and Research Associate at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford. He holds a Ph.D. from Caltech.
Robin Hanson was one of the most interesting professors I have ever had the opportunity of engaging with. He challenged my beliefs and debated me during precepts and dinners.
Robin Hanson’s lectures were entirely surprising in the best way. He raised issues that no one in the room had considered.
DR. CATHLEEN JOHNSON
West Virginia University
Dr Johnson is the Assistant Chair in the Economics Department at West Virginia University. She specialises in network theory, and in conducting large field experiments in economics.
I highly recommend the summer school not only for people considering PPE related subjects but also for the inquisitive mind. The students and the staff are amazing people who will challenge you to lift your level of thought.
The brilliant teachers and engaging lectures made me consider new points of view and encouraged me to take a more active stance academically.
George Mason University
Prof. Caplan is a world-renowned authority on public-choice theory. He has published several bestsellers including The Myth of the Rational Voter and The Case Against Education.
The opportunity to be taught by some of the most intelligent academics across the globe was so unique. Learning from Dr Davies, Prof. Ryan, and Prof. Caplan is a memory that will stay with me for a lifetime.
All the faculty had amazing stories to tell, were approachable and knowledgeable. The conversations with them were interesting and memorable and made me think and debate in new ways.
Professor David SCHMIDTZ
University of Arizona
Prof. Schmidtz is an acclaimed political philosopher who serves as the Kendrick Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona. He is editor and chief of the journal Social Philosophy and Policy.
The faculty were incredibly knowledgeable and, being able to talk to them, one on one, was something I had never gotten to experience and something which solidified my passion for PPE.
The lectures, precepts, tutorials and classes were all extremely intellectually stimulating and have allowed me to learn topics I wouldn’t have necessarily covered at my state school.
University of Oxford
Professor Ryan was Warden of New College, Oxford, professor of politics at Princeton University and professor of philosophy at Stanford. He is the author of eleven books, including the authoritative On Politics.
It was an honour to be taught by Alan Ryan; he was extremely helpful on the Oxbridge admissions process, dispelling myths, and explaining personal statements and interviews
The greatest of the greats within political theory.
Professor David Friedman
Santa Clara University
Professor Friedman is a professor of law at Santa Clara University in California. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago. Professor Friedman has written many seminal books, including The Machinery of Freedom and Law’s Order.
David Friedman is an excellent teacher, who presents the plain truth and helps fully develop your intellectual capabilities. Ironically, behind his homo economicus persona is a man who cares a great deal about his students.
The opportunity to listen to David Friedman’s political and economic ideas was amazing; his willingness to entertain debate and be challenged added to my enjoyment of his teaching.