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Europe & Liberty Summer Seminars 2016

E_LInterested in exploring the ideas of Liberty? Spending a week of great experiences, intercultural exchanges, discussing and thinking about freedom, learning from top professors and making new friends from all over the world ?

IES Europe offers you an opportunity to learn about classical liberal ideas and explore them with insights from our faculty into the study of history, economics and philosphy! Join us and deepen your understanding of ideas that allow humans to flourish and prosper. Participation is free ! IES-Europe covers seminar tuition, housing, meals. Participants only pay for their own travel. 

Conference in Paris - May 10

FMRS2016_Notext2The French like to complain about their situation while being convinced that the French social model remains the best in the world. Streer demonstrations, strikes and the likes are overwhelmingly to require that nothing be changed to the system ... Lately, however, it seems that the views are changing. People wonder increasingly whether our system is indeed the best? May be lines need to be moved? But isn’t it too late?  

Taking advantage of the visit to Paris of prestigious speakers from the Free-Market Road Show, several French Liberal think tanks are organizing a debate Tuesday morning, May 10.  The general  theme is: "Tout est encore possible: the path to prosperity "  

To regain prosperity and social harmony we need to restore people's dignity which presupposes both that they be responsible for their choices, but also to put down the barrieres to the use and development of their talents and imagination. We must choose market solutions, not as a stopgap, but as an area of ​​freedom, responsibility and cooperation. And convince our leaders—or find new leaders—able to carry that message convincingly.

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IEA Think Conference


The London based Institute of Economic Affairs is organizing a one day conference on July 2nd, 2016 at the Royal Geographical Society : THINK

THINK will bring together some of the most prominent and thought-provoking economists from all over the world to speak about topics including ‘Behavioral Economics’, ‘The Economics of Happiness’ and ‘Entrepreneurship’.

Above all, you’ll be introduced to new ideas changing the way you think about the world and the major challenges facing us, and you’ll hear some of the most exciting and surprising predictions about how you can expect the world to change in your lifetimes! Speakers includes : David Friedman, Tyler Cowen, and Steve Davies. 

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Tibor Machan, RIP

We are saddened to write that Tibor Machan passed away. 

IES-Europe, and the movement of liberty, has lost a true friend and a hero of liberty. For more than 20 years, Tibor joined us every summer to lecture at our summer seminars. The precision and the clarity of his thought have had tremendous impact on our students. No one who met him could forget him. 

He showed a rare ability to explain complex philosophical principles in a simple and powerful way. 

He was a tireless advocate of individualism and liberty. He dedicated his life to freedom. As he puts in this interview by E. Martin for Atlas Network at our 2012 seminar in Gummersbach: "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance".

Besides his many books, articles and columns, his legacy is all those he inspired for liberty throughout the years. RIP, Tibor Machan.

Read more about Tibor here.

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