Since participating in the Future of Free Cities conference in Roatán, Honduras, in 2011, ISEA Managing Directors Emilio Sanmarti and Victoria Henderson have been studying the potential for charter/free cities. The principle behind the initiative is to create competition in legal regimes based on voluntary opt-in (and free exit) rules. Honduras recently amended its constitution to allow for the creation of charter/free cities.
Academic freedom is rarely evaluated in terms of student learning. Most critical studies of higher education have tended to focus on either the political bias of professors and university presses or on the question of campus free speech writ large. While these issues are clearly important, they tend to overlook student learning as such. What are students learning about liberty in Canadian universities? And what do they have to say about it?
ISEA is involved in ongoing research analyzing the war on drugs, particularly its impact on drug-producing nations in Latin America. The research of ISEA Managing Director Victoria Henderson was presented most recently to a drug policy panel held in January 2012 at the University of Guelph. Henderson argued that drug policy must be transnational in focus.
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