Summer University 2024

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France

Dates: July 11-13, 2024

Detailed conference program and additional speakers to be announced

Event Details

There are many reasons to worry about the current global situation; reasons pertaining to domestic matters –such as inflation, public debt, poor quality of many public services, tensions between various categories of the population, mismanagement of immigration – as well as to international matters – such as military conflicts, terrorism, global warming… As a result, a feeling of chaos prevails that can quickly lead to a withdraw into oneself, to rely on protectionism and a strong State, hence rejecting the principles that have prevailed during the centuries which took us out of poverty. The general purpose of the conference is to restate, in the light of current events, the principles of a liberal democracy, to carefully examine the policies that in the past and present times have helped avoid chaos and return to the path to prosperity, to illustrate the link between freedom, responsibility and the possibility of a creative order.

If philosophy and general reflection will have their say throughout these days, the orientation of the debates will be pragmatic, presenting and analyzing the experiences which have made it possible to improve things in sectors as varied as healthcare, education, agriculture, the environment, culture, energy, public finances, market dynamics, the use of digital technology and Artificial Intelligence or diplomacy.

Special attention will be given to institutional matters. To give ourselves every chance, we must put the principle of subsidiarity back at the heart of our institutional life. This means letting individuals explore new avenues together as much as possible — these are the experiences mentioned above. This also means leaving as much power as possible to local authorities: strong and responsible decentralization. This also has implication for the future of Europe.

Since 1978, Classical liberals from France and the four corners of Europe and the world—economists, historians, philosophers, jurists, teachers, students, professionals—have met in the city of Aix-en-Provence, welcomed by the splendid Faculty of Law. At a time when crises of all kinds seem to befall us and the social project that we have painfully developed seems threatened, it is essential to extend this tradition. The disorders we are experiencing are closely linked to the multiple attacks against our freedoms. The proof is that, when these are honored, chaos dissipates, the accounts are balanced, innovation and prosperity take over in all areas: environment, education, health, agriculture, AI, security, etc. and life in our societies is pacified. So, reserve these dates today for 3 days of debates and discoveries, intellectual and human. All information concerning the organization of these meetings and registration possibilities will soon be available on the website:

Professor of Finance and Economic History
Center for the Study of Economic History
Member of the House of Lords, Professor, Former MEP, Former British Minister
Institute of Economic Affairs
Professor of Economics
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Chief Executive Officer
Free the People
Director of Public Policy and Communications
Institute of Economic Affairs
Head of Research
Research Director
Istituto Bruno Leoni
Professor Emeritus of Economics
State University of New York
Urbanist, Senior Research Scholar
NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management
Founding president & CEO
Ratio Institute
Professor of Political Philosophy
Nicolaus Copernicus University
Professor of Economics
Saarland University in Saarbrücken
Lawyer and Think Tank President
Think Tanker and Professor of Economics
Ibn Tofail University in Kenitra and The Arab Center for Scientific Research and Humane Studies
President and CEO
Montreal Economic Institute
Professor of Economics
Aix-Marseille University, France
Associate Professor of Economics
Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Associate Professor Economics
Aix-Marseille University
Professor of Economics
Universidad de las Hespérides and American Institute for Economic Research
Lawyer and Professor
Sciences Po Paris
Professor of Economics and Finance
NEOMA Business School
Professor of Economics
University of Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Professor of Management
University Paris 13, France
Professor of Economics
University of Bucharest
Professor of Economics
Universite Aix-Marseille
Early Bird Summer University Registration without Room on Campus
Original price was: 250,00 €.Current price is: 200,00 €.

Registration (without room on campus)
Early Bird ends on May 26th, 2024
Includes conference fees, meals and cocktails.

Early Bird Summer University Registration for Students without Room on Campus
Original price was: 190,00 €.Current price is: 140,00 €.

Student Registration (without student room)
Early Bird ends on May 26th, 2024
Includes conference fees, meals and cocktails.

Early Bird Summer University Registration for Students WITH Room on Campus
Original price was: 320,00 €.Current price is: 270,00 €.

Student Registration (WITH student room)
Early Bird ends on May 26th, 2024
Includes room on campus for 3 nights, conference fees, meals and cocktails.

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