Bridwell Institute for Economic Freedom

Upcoming Events

Public Programs:
All events are free and open to the SMU community and the general public.

Texas Economic Forum 

Topic: The Texas Model and People of Color
Mike Cox, Bridwell Institute, SMU
Peter Lewin, Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas
Frank Martin, Retired Professor, Southern University of New Orleans
When: Wednesday, September 29, 6:00pm-7:15pm


Flourishing and a Free Society

Topic: How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom
 Matthew Ridley, Columnist for The Telegraph and The Times, Member of the Science and Technology Select Committee for the House of Lords, Great Britain
When: Friday, November 5, 6:00pm


Other Programs:

Undergraduate Student Colloquium
Each semester the Bridwell Institute hosts a select group of undergraduate students from various schools to participate in a discussion colloquium. Sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies, this day-long colloquium will center on informal, yet serious, discussion with just 15 participants. For more information, please reach out to Meg Tuszynski at


Please note SMU follows all Dallas County Covid protocols. Any updates or changes to the event will be communicated as they arise.