Learn Liberty


About Us

What is Learn Liberty?

Learn Liberty is your resource for exploring the ideas of a free society. We tackle big questions about what makes a society free or prosperous and how we can improve the world we live in. Why are some countries rich while others are poor? Can cops search your cell phone? Should the government subsidize… silly walks?

Who is Learn Liberty?

We don’t have all the answers—but we’ve got a lot of ideas. By working with professors from a range of academic disciplines and letting them share their own opinions, we help you explore new ways of looking for solutions to the world’s problems.

How do you “Learn Liberty”?

Learn Liberty’s got something for everyone. New to this whole “liberty” thing? Dip your toes in with videos and playlists. Want to learn more? We’ve got Academy programs for you to dive deeper. Ready to get out from behind your computer and work for liberty in the real-world? We got you. And whatever it is you explore on Learn Liberty, you can track your learning and earn points towards swag every step of the way.

  • Learn Liberty Videos: Bite-sized explorations of big ideas featuring scholars from a wide range of disciplines.
  • Learn Liberty Academy: Delve deeper into the ideas by accessing exclusive content and engaging directly with professors.
  • Learn Liberty Opportunities: Jumpstart your career—find scholarships, internships, jobs, events and more.


Since 2011, Learn Liberty has shared the ideas of liberty with millions of students with over 300 videos and dozens of online programs. Our goal is not only to share these ideas, but to encourage students to learn more, do more, and keep asking questions.

Support our efforts to help people learn about the ideas of a free society through videos. Your donations helps us create more videos, promote them on Facebook and YouTube, and enhance our website. Visit here to make a donation.

Using Learn Liberty Videos

Learn Liberty videos are meant to spark curiosity and discussion, so go ahead and share our videos with your friends. Or enemies. Or neighbors. Or cats. To use our videos for educational purposes, the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) grants you a limited, nonexclusive license:

  • If possible, please link to our website or embed our videos directly from YouTube.
  • Video files are available for download on each video page.

Any use of our downloaded video files must be for educational, private purposes. You may not use our videos for commercial purposes, and you may not edit, repost, or otherwise transform our videos without approval from IHS. You may not redistribute video files online.

IHS retains all copyrights to Learn Liberty videos.

A Project of the Institute for Humane Studies

Learn Liberty is a project of the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS). Each year, IHS runs educational and talent development programs for students, including free, weeklong summer seminars that feature some of the faculty on Learn Liberty! IHS also awards scholarships, hosts webinars, and provides other forms of career assistance to students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in ideas. Through these programs, IHS promotes the study of liberty across a broad range of disciplines, encouraging understanding, open inquiry, rigorous scholarship, and creative problem-solving. Learn more about IHS’s mission and programs.