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The Cato Institute will sponsor a week-long seminar near San Diego from August 1 to 7, 1999, as part of its Cato University program. Cato Sponsors will be invited to participate in the program featuring lectures and discussions on American history, law, economics, and philosophy.

Cato University allows busy adults to explore the fundamental ideas of liberty and limited government. In addition to the seminars, there is a separate 12-month home-study course that uses audiotapes, books, and an integrated study guide.

Faculty at the week-long program will include Alan Charles Kors, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania and coauthor of The Shadow University; Randy Barnett, professor of law at Boston University and author of The Structure of Liberty; Don Boudreaux, president of the Foundation for Economic Education; and Tom G. Palmer, director of Cato University.

Guest lecturers will include historian Paula Baker of the University of Pittsburgh; psychologist Nathan-iel Branden, author of Taking Responsibility; and philosopher Christina Hoff Sommers, author of Who Stole Feminism? Cato's Edward H. Crane, David Boaz, Ted Galen Carpenter, and Robert Levy will also speak.

In announcing the August seminar, Palmer said, "This program gives you the chance to recapture the intense intellectual atmosphere of your college days, in a climate where the lecturers and other participants share your fundamental ideas about freedom and justice. The schedule of lectures and discussions is designed to impart a great deal of information and analysis and encourage spirited discussion about the implications of the basic ideas."

Cato University will be held at the beautiful Rancho Bernardo Inn, about 20 minutes from downtown San Diego. It will begin with dinner on Sunday, August 1, and conclude with lunch on Saturday, August 7. The cost, which includes all lectures and discussions, all meals, six nights in the inn, and a set of readings, is $1,500. Some scholarships are available for full-time students.

All Sponsors will receive a seminar brochure soon. Check the Web site at www.cato-university.org for more information or to register online, or call 202-789-5296.

This article originally appeared in the March/April 1999 edition of Cato Policy Report.
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