Institute for Economic Studies - Europe Summer Seminar on the Foundations for Liberty

Georgia 2015

Following a now long tradition, IES-Europe will be back to Georgia next summer for a seminar organized in cooperation with the New Economic School of Georgia and the South-East Europe branch of The Friedrich Neumann Foundation für die Freiheit.

Georgia is the ideal meeting point for students from the East and the West. This is due to the pro-liberty reforms (e.g. very light visa requirements) enacted after the Rose revolution and, in particular, by Kakha Bendukitze, a Georgian statesman, businessman and philanthropist, also founder of the Knowledge Foundation

This year's seminar will be held at the Savaneti Hotel in Ikalto (two hours away from Tbilisi). 

Note that for the selected students, accommodations and attendance to the conferences are free. Selected students will only need to fund their transportation.

Faculty will include: Paata Sheshelidze (economics), Pierre Garello (economics of law), Carlo Lottieri (political science and philosophy), Radu Nechita (economics, monetary theory), Christian Nasulea (economics) and Gia Jianderi (economics).


Sheshelidze-Paata.png Paata Sheshelidze
New Economic School - Georgia
Paata Sheshelidze is co-founder and president of the New Economic School - Georgia, a Tbilisi based free market think-tank and educational center. He is editor in chief of Library of Liberty publications and co-founder and director of the Institute of Economic Freedom and Library of Liberty. He teaches various economic disciplines at University of Georgia and Black Sea International University in Tbilisi. Mr. Sheshelidze is one of the most demanded and quoted economic expert in Georgian media with almost daily appearance.
Garello.png Pierre Garello
IES-Europe - Aix-Marseille Université
President of IES-Europe and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal des Économistes et des Études Humaines, Pierre Garello is Professor of Economics at the Faculté d’Economie et Gestion of Aix Marseille University in France. He has published various articles on Austrian economics, law and economics (especially competition law and contract law). He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal des Économistes et des Études Humaines, a scholarly review dealing with economic, legal, philosophical and political issues, in the tradition of the French Classical Liberal School. He is also at the center of a liberal network in Europe and is the coordinator of the European liberal think tanks Resource Bank. He is directing research for IREF, a think tank that promotes tax competition and sound public finances.
Carlo Lottieri.png Carlo Lottieri
University of Siena
Carlo Lottieri is currently Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Siena and Professor of Philosophy of Social Sciences at Facoltà di Teologia in Lugano (Switzerland). Fellow of many institutions, he is the Director of Political Theory department of the Istituto Bruno Leoni. His writings develop a radical libertarianism combining a strong emphasis on the inviolability of other people and a realistic approach to the modern State. His interests cover Federalism, Libertarianism, Political Theology, Military Ethics, Elitism, Evolutionary Theory of Law, Commons and Private Property. He edited many works by Bruno Leoni in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Czech and Georgian. His last book (Un’idea elvetica di libertà, 2017) emphasizes the contrast between Swiss federation and European Union, rejecting any project of super-State and supporting a better appreciation of localism and self-government.
Nechita-Radu.png Radu Nechita
BabeČ™-Bolyai University
Radu Nechita teaches is Associate professor at BabeČ™-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (Department of European Studies) where he teaches Microeconomics, Globalization and Development, European Economic Integration. His general topics of interest gravitate around the institutional factors of development, with emphasis on regulations, monetary and fiscal policies. He promotes economic education in various forms: as a trainer in personal finance or in entrepreneurial education, by publishing dozens of articles in mass-media and by participating at over one hundred TV and radio shows. Since 2003, he organizes the “Friedrich von Hayek Seminar”, an extracurricular weekly series of interactive conferences, open to all students from Cluj-Napoca area.
Gia Jandieri
New Economic School - Georgia
Gia Jandieri is vice-president and founder of the New Economic School – Georgia (NESG). In the past he has served as member of the board of the Georgian National Institute of Statistics, has worked for the Open Society Foundation, the Office of Anticorruption Working Group. He has served as Head of the Financial Office of the Parliament of Georgia, Member and Financial Officer at Central Election Commission of Georgia, Adviser at the National Audit Office of Georgia, and as Economist at the Ministry of Wholesale of Georgia.
Nasulea Christian
Christian Nasulea
University of Bucharest
Christian Nasulea teaches economics at the Faculty of History of the University of Bucharest where he is a member of the Department of International Relations and Universal History. His courses cover topics such as Global Economics, Globalisation and History of Economic Thought. In addition to his university work he also develops learning resources for high school students who are interested in economics. His areas of research interest include public policy and stimuli for economic development, political and commercial negotiation in international relations, behavioural economics and decision processes.


Application Deadline: May 15th, 2017

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Ikalto, Georgia
July 10-14, 2017