July 24th – 30th, 2022
Theodor Heuss Akademie, Gummersbach, Germany
If you're interested in exploring the ideas of liberty, enriching your knowledge on sound economics, philosophy, political science and history while also making friends from all over the world, the seminar in Gummersbach is a perfect choice for this summer.
The Seminar in Gummersbach had a long tradition and a special meaning for IES-Europe. Every year this seminar is be hosted by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom at the Theodor-Heuss-Akademie in Gummersbach, Germany (near the city of Köln).
Note that for the selected students, accommodations and attendance to the conferences are free. Participants will only need to fund their transportation.
Extended Deadline: July 10th, 2022
Successful applicants will be notified on a rolling basis. Very few places left.
Douglas B. Rasmussen
St. John's University
Douglas B. Rasmussen is Professor of Philosophy at St. John’s University in NYC. Among the books he has co-authored (with Douglas J. Den Uyl) are: Liberty and Nature: An Aristotelian Defense of Liberal Order (1991); Norms of Liberty: A Perfectionist Basis for Non-Perfectionist Politics (2006); and The Perfectionist Turn: From Metanorms to Metaethics (2016). He has authored numerous articles in many scholarly anthologies and in such journals as: the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly; American Philosophical Quarterly; International Philosophical Quarterly; The New Scholasticism; The Personalist; Public Affairs Quarterly; Social Philosophy & Policy; The Review of Metaphysics; and The Thomist. He has served on the Steering Committee of the Ayn Rand Society and as a member of Executive Council of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. He is co-editor (with Den Uyl) of The Philosophic Thought of Ayn Rand (1984). His areas of research interest are epistemology, ontology, ethics, and political philosophy as well as the moral foundations of capitalism.
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.
University of Verona
Carlo Lottieri is currently Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Verona (Italy) 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, 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.
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. He is a fellow of the Institut de Recherches Economiques et Fiscales. 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.