Liberty Seminars 2011

This fall the Lighthouse Association will organize the 4th edition of Liberty Seminars, held on September 13-26, 2011 at Lake Bohinj, Slovenia.

1) Liberty Camp 2011 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 individual 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?
College students or recent graduates who are interested in understanding foundational principles of a free society.

September 13-19, 2011

Hotel Jezero, Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

2) Freedom and Transition 2011 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
• 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 20-26, 2011

Hotel Jezero, Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

Additional Information

Participation fee for either seminar is only 200 euro, which is due to the generous support of our private donors wishing to encourage a better grasp of the ideas of liberty enables us to offer the Liberty Seminars at significantly discounted cost to the participants (please note that the cost of attending the seminar is 600 euro per participant). This means that each applicant that is accepted to the seminar automatically receives a scholarship that reduces his or her fee to 200 euro. The participation fee of 200 euro guarantees participant’s entree to all activities of the academic program of the seminar, accommodation and meals at Hotel Jezero, field trips to Castle Bled and Waterfall Savica, outdoor activities (canoeing, camp-fires, etc.), books, CDs and other material.

Participants are responsible for their travel costs to/from the seminar. We do not offer travel grants.

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

Deadline: July 1, 2011

We welcome you to join us for these interesting seminars.