”New Challenges for Freedom” Summer Seminar in Urlați, Romania

Organized together with the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom at the University of Arizona and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom – Romania, the seminar in Urlați, Romania is a great opportunity for young participants to acquire knowledge on the new challenges for freedom. Topics covered will include, among others: the foundations of liberty, corruption, trade, rent seeking, the economics of law and blockchain economics.

The seminar is open to students, scholars, activists, journalists, teachers, and anyone else interested in enhancing their knowledge of liberty from a wide variety of perspectives. The format of our seminar favors interactions and has the following structure: a 45 minutes lecture, followed by a 30 minutes group discussion and preparation of questions by participants, and a 45 minutes discussion with the lecturer on the questions. In the evenings open discussions will be organized.

Note that for the selected participants, accommodation, meals, a gala dinner, a vineyard tour, and attendance to the conferences are all free of charge. Participants will only need to fund their transportation. A bus leaving on June 20th from Bucharest to the venue will be available for participants.

Faculty will include: David Schmidtz (philosophy), Cathleen Johnson (economics), Pierre Garello (economics of law), Saura Masconale (law and political economy), Christian Nasulea (economics).

The seminar’s programme is available here.

The application process starts on May 21st, 2021 and will be open May 30th, 2021. However, applications will be reviewed on a first-come first-served basis in order to allow international participants to make travel arrangements as quickly as possible. If you are interested in attending, make sure to fill in the following form as soon as possible.

Saura Masconale
Professor of Law and Economics
University of Arizona
Saura Masconale Professor of Law and Economicsat the University of Arizona
Simone Sepe
Professor of Law and Finance
University of Arizona
Simone Sepe is Professor of Law and Finance at the University of Arizona
Cathleen Johnson
Professor of Economics
University of West Virginia
David Schmidtz
Professor of Philosophy
University of Arizona
David Schmidtz is Kendrick Professor of Philosophy in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  He also is Eller Chair of Service-Dominant Logic in the Eller College of Management. He is editor-in-chief of Social Philosophy & Policy He was founding Head of the Department of Political Economy & Moral Science.
Christian Năsulea
Professor of Economics
University of Bucharest
Christian Năsulea teaches Economics at the Department of International Relations and Universal History at the Faculty of History of the University of Bucharest. He is the Executive Director of the Institute for Economic Studies - Europe and a fellow of the Institute for Research in Economic and Fiscal Issues. 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.
Pierre Garello
Professor of Economics
Universite Aix-Marseille
President of IES-Europe and Editor-in-Chief of both the Journal des Économistes et des Études Humaines and Journal des Libertés, 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.