Objectivism Program

Exploring and applying Ayn Rand’s philosophy of reason, egoism, and capitalism.


Gregory Salmieri


Tara Smith

Gena Gorlin

The Salem Center’s Objectivism Program (co-sponsored by the Ayn Rand Institute) aims to foster the study of Ayn Rand’s philosophy and its applications to contemporary affairs.

We support research about and informed by Objectivism, host workshops where intellectuals meet to explore new ideas, and put on public events for the University of Texas campus community, and others in the Austin area who are interested in Rand’s philosophy of reason, egoism, and capitalism.

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This program supports teaching, research and public events in philosophy and allied fields.

Research With Us

The competitive Salem Center Fellowship provides fellows the unique experience of assisting and conducting data-driven and policy relevant research with the center’s Senior Fellows.