China trips for . a sense of unreserved commitment to truth. Stigler carried that commitment with him to Iowa State University in 1936 when he accepted a position as assistant professor. Throughout the latter half of the 1930s and the first half of the 1940s, Stigler moved between a staff membership with the University of Minnesota; a war efforts research position with the Statistical Research Group of Columbia University; and, in 1946, a professorship with Brown University. When the smoke of WORLD WAR II cleared, the Mont Pelerin Society, a global consortium aimed at preserving freedom in trade, invited Stigler along with 36 other members to Switzerland to meet on issues regarding world economics. The experience was so enlightening and upbeat that he remained a member of the society the remainder of his life. Over the next 10 years, Stigler taught economics at Columbia University. China trips 2016.