Liberty Autumn Seminars 2010 in Slovenia

This fall, Libertarni klub from Slovenia will third year in a row organize two week-long Liberty Seminars. Join us for six days of learning, networking and socializing - all held at Lake Bohinj, Slovenia (about an hour and a half drive from Ljubljana). The Liberty Seminars are open to people of all ages, and from any background. Many participants will consider themselves classical liberals or libertarians, but it is by no means a requirement. Anyone with an interest in the ideas of liberty is invited to take part.

1st Seminar: Liberty Camp 2010 is a week-long seminar that actively explores the historical, philosophical and economic foundations of a free society through engaging lectures, small group discussions, movie screenings, debates and presentations. In an intellectually stimulating environment, develop a deeper understanding of the challenges facing Europe today.

Explore and discuss a range of issues:
    * The origins, meaning and theories of civil and economic rights
    * The rule of law and property rights in a free society
    * Government’s powers and its limitations
    * Theories of justice
    * The nature of a liberal democracy
    * Ways of strengthening civil society

Who should apply?
Graduate students, students enrolled in accredited online schools, junior scholars, young professionals and recent graduates who are interested in understanding foundational principles of a free society. 

September 14-20, 2010 

Hostel pod Voglom, Lake Bohinj, Slovenia  

2nd Seminar: Freedom and Transition 2010 is a unique week-long seminar, dedicated to the advanced study of liberty in European transition countries. Debates and lectures will take you beyond the basic principles of classical liberal thought, while examining the breadth and depth of two decades of economic and political developments in post-socialist Central and Eastern Europe. Join other intellectually curious individuals in applying classical liberal insights into the range of transition issues including:

    * Economic and political institutions
    * Informal rules, the rule of law, and economic growth
    * Governance and corruption
    * Public sector transparency
    * Public choice theory
    * Markets and morality
    * Crony capitalism
    * Failed vs. successful privatization

Who should apply?
Graduate students, junior scholars, young professionals and advanced undergraduate students who are well versed in the principles of the free society and would like to spend an unforgettable week with other individuals who share similar interests in freedom and how to advance the ideas of liberty effectively in the region. 

September 22-27, 2010 

Hotel Jezero, Lake Bohinj, Slovenia  

Faculty of both seminars:
    * Bernard Brščič, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia,
    * Andrei Illarionov, Cato Institute, USA,
    * Rado Pezdir, University of Maribor, Slovenia,
    * Ivica Urban, Institute of Public Finance, Croatia
    * Ljubo Sirc, Centre for Research into Post-Communist Economies, UK,
    * Tanja Štumberger, Cato Institute, USA,
    * Tomek Mickiewicz, University College London, UK,
    * Matej Kovač, Enterprise Institute, Slovenia,
    * Ben Stafford, Foundation for Economic Education, USA,
    * Primož Kocuvan, Libertarni klub, Slovenia
    * Ružica Šimić University of Zagreb, Croatia
    * David Greenwald, II. gimnazija Maribor, Slovenia,
    * and many more.

Costs information
The generous support of private contributors hoping to encourage a better understanding of liberty in the region enables us to offer these two seminars at significantly reduced costs. As a result, the participation fee of a program with accommodation, meals, field trip to Castle Bled and Waterfall Savica, outdoor activities (canoeing, mountain biking, camp-fires, etc.), books and other material is only 150 euros (Liberty Camp) and 200 euros (Freedom and Transition). Accepted applicants will be asked to pay 50% of the participation fee by August 1, the rest of it on the first day of the seminar. 

Participants are responsible for their travel costs to/from the seminar. 

Only the first 40 qualified applicants will be able to attend each seminar.

Both seminars will be run in English.  

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Deadline: July 1, 2010 

Tanja Stumberger
Executive Director, The Liberty Seminar