In consultation and partnership with the relevant Colleges, Schools, and departments at FIU, the Center hopes to offer programs of study on a variety of topics related to public policy and the free enterprise system, potentially leading to a Certificate Program. Any academic programs, of course, will be coordinated with academic departments and other degree-granting units and will require their approval and support.
In consultation and partnership with the relevant centers and units at FIU, the Center also hopes to offer selected executive education programs for policymakers, business leaders, and other stakeholders. As stated before, any such programs will be coordinated with the appropriate units and will require their approval and support.
In due time, the Center hopes to partner with think tanks, foundations, and other universities to offer joint programs of study and projects.
Summer Seminar and Practicum
The Adam Smith Seminar. ASC will offer a two-week intensive program on free-markets and the work of Adam Smith and other prominent thinkers who contributed to the foundations of Western political and economic thought.
The Adam Smith Practicum. ASC will offer a two-week intensive program, to be held in our Nation’s Capital (and eventually abroad as well), where students will work on a practical solution to a specific pressing public policy challenge presented to them.
Undergraduate and Graduate Student Support and Mentorship
The Center will offer scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students to work with our visiting fellows. Additionally, our students will have the opportunity to present their research work and practical experiences at the annual Global Conference (see below).
ASC will sponsor a number of undergraduate and graduate student interns to work on projects related to the themes fundamental to the mission of the Center. The work will take place at FIU, in the student’s local community, or in our Nation’s Capital. ASC will work with sponsoring organizations to help these internships serve as a pathway to future careers that promote individual freedom and human prosperity. Student interns also will have the opportunity to showcase their experiences at the annual Global Conference.
Following the structure of FIU’s Model United Nations Program, the Adam Smith Center will establish a debate society for the active participation of students at FIU and around the world.