To expand awareness of Ayn Rand’s works and ideas in and outside of the classroom, we provide a variety of resources for high school and college students, teachers and professors.

Owner: Leonard Peikoff  |  Credit: Ayn Rand Archives

Request a Speaker for Your Classroom

Would you like an Ayn Rand Institute speaker to visit your high school or college campus for a guest lecture, panel discussion, debate or other activity? We can even connect by videoconference for smaller events and classroom visits.

ARI’s experts cover a wide variety of topics, including Ayn Rand and her novels and philosophy, the nature of government, income inequality, the welfare state, environmentalism, health care, religion and morality, the rule of law, free speech, and foreign policy.

Our speakers can connect by videoconference free of charge. For in-person speaker visits, we typically ask for a modest honorarium and coverage of travel costs. Occasionally, ARI may be able to cover some or all of the costs associated with a speaker visit. Providing at least partial funding increases the likelihood that we can send a speaker.

Requests are evaluated based on speakers’ availability and the size and nature of the event. Please request a speaker as early as possible.