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CONFERENCES

Delve into the world of libertarian ideas

Mannkal sponsors students to attend domestic and international conferences where they can engage in a wide range of topics, spanning economics, public policy, entrepreneurship and more. At the conferences, students will hear from distinguished academics, politicians and think tank leaders.

During the session breaks, students are encouraged to network in a relaxed environment with their peers and enjoy the experience.

Attending a conference is the perfect way to prepare you for your study tour application. Students are generally eligible for one conference prior to going on a study tour, however additional conference opportunities may be offered throughout the year to outstanding scholarship performers.

Mannkal covers all basic necessary expenses for the conference, administered through the student’s university. The bursaries include airfares, basic accommodation, travel insurance, visa fees, any conference expenses and a small living allowance.

For Perth-based conferences, scholarships will cover registration only.

You can now submit your application online – please click on APPLY NOW (below).

Make sure you fulfill the eligibility criteria.

Points to consider for your application (in your cover letter):
– What it is about the conference specifically that interests you? Which speakers and philosophies?
– What do you want to learn? What will you do with that knowledge?
– Why should you be chosen for this particular opportunity?’

Applications are accepted and assessed on continual, rolling basis up until the closing date. Candidates who submit their application early have a higher likelihood of receiving a conference scholarship.

To be eligible for a Mannkal conference scholarship, you must:

  • Currently be enrolled as an undergraduate or postgraduate student (part-time or full-time) at a Western Australian university;
  • Hold either Australian citizenship or permanent residency*;
  • Be based in Western Australia.

*International students are unfortunately not eligible for Mannkal scholarships; in very rare circumstances, an exception may be made. However, international students are very welcome to attend our seminars and events.

Above all, Mannkal values entrepreneurialism and enthusiasm for a free and open society. We consider students from across all faculties, departments and backgrounds. Course marks are one consideration, but this should not exclude students who have made contributions in other areas.

Students are generally eligible for one conference. Additional conference opportunities may be offered throughout the year to outstanding students at Mannkal’s discretion.

Places are subject to availability and may change without notice. Applications are accepted and assessed on continual, rolling basis up until each deadline. Candidates who submit their application early have a higher likelihood of receiving a scholarship.

Attendance and participation at our events and seminars is an essential prerequisite for a successful application.

All successful applicants must be available for a pre-departure and a post-conference briefing.

Early-bird deadline:

Public Choice Symposium: Sunday, 7th July 2019

Submit your conference application online: 

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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Tuesday, 16th July 2019 in Fremantle

Applications close Sunday, 7th July – apply early to be eligible for further Mannkal opportunities!

About the Conference:

The UNDA Public Choice Theory Symposium is an annual one-day gathering devoted to exploring topics in the sub-discipline of economics known as Public Choice Theory.

This entails modelling agents who participate in the political domain as largely self-interested.  Some of the topics considered include rent seeking, regulatory capture, pressure-group activity, constitutional design, voting paradoxes and the economics of bureaucracies.

The symposium is designed for undergraduate, honours and postgraduate students, but all parties who are interested in contemplating ‘politics without the romance’ are welcome.

It is non-partisan in nature, and a critical and contrary tone is encouraged, if not celebrated.

Speakers include Mike Munger, Geoffrey Brannan, William Coleman, Michael McLure and Jonathan Pincus.

Click here to read more about the speakers.

Click here to see the program.

All successful applicants will receive complimentary registration to the symposium.
 
Applications are accepted and assessed on continual, rolling basis up until the deadline. Candidates who submit their application early have a higher likelihood of receiving a conference scholarship and will be looked upon favourably for future Mannkal opportunities.

9 – 11 August, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia

Special-extension applications closed Sunday 16th June

About the Conference:

The Samuel Griffith Society exists to promote understanding of Australia’s Constitution. It holds annual conferences and publishes its own annual journal.

Key areas:
  • to promote discussion of constitutional matters through the articulation of a clear position in support of decentralisation of power through the renewal of our federal structure;
  • to defend the great virtues of the present Constitution against those who would undermine it in order to supplant it with a unitary state;
  • to restore the authority of Parliament and defend the independence of the judiciary;
  • to foster and support reform of Australia’s constitutional system to these ends.

More details, including speakers, will be announced soon.

Applications closed on Sunday, 16th June.

 

LDP OVERVIEW

Please note: attendance and participation at our events and seminars is an essential prerequisite for a successful application

Apply for one of our current conference opportunities

INTERVIEW

Attend a 30-minute introductory interview at our office

SEMINARS

Attend our seminars to learn professional skills and libertarian philosophy.
You can view our upcoming seminars on our Facebook page

CONFERENCE

Attend a domestic or international conference

Apply to participate in one of our international study tours

Students who excel in the conference and study tour program may be invited to undertake an advanced industry placement

We provide further opportunities and professional development throughout our Alumni’s careers