Liberty Seminars

ORGANIZER and PARTNERS


The Liberty Seminars are organized by the Slovenian think tank Društvo Svetilnik (Lighthouse Association). The partners are the Institute for Economic Analysis (IEA) from the United Kingdom and the Cato Institute from the United States.

PERFECT FOR


The Liberty Seminars are open to people of all ages and from any background. We welcome you to spend an unforgettable week with other exceptional individuals who share a passion for the ideas of liberty.

HISTORY


The Liberty Seminars were launched in 2008, when only one seminar (Liberty Camp) was organized September 14-20, 2008. A year later, a second seminar was added to the project. The 6th annual Liberty Seminars (that included Liberty Camp and Liberty Academy) took place August 26-31, 2013.

TWO SEMINARS TO CHOOSE FROM


1. Liberty Camp is a week-long seminar that actively explores the historical, philosophical and economic foundations of a free society through engaging lectures, small group discussions, movie screenings, debates and presentations. In an intellectually stimulating environment, the participants develop a deeper understanding of today's challenges, while exploring and discussing a range of issues, including liberal ideas in theory and practice; the origins, meaning and theories of individual civil and economic liberties; the rule of law and property rights in a free society; and government's powers and its proper limitations. This seminar is mostly attended by high school and college students.
2. Liberty Academy is a unique week-long seminar dedicated to the advanced study of liberty. Debates and lectures take the participants beyond the basic principles of liberal thought. During the seminar, intellectually curious individuals apply liberal insights to the range of issues, including liberal economic and political institutions, the rule of law, markets and morality, corruption and public sector transparency, and economic development. This seminar is mostly attended by graduate students, junior scholars, young professionals and advanced undergraduate students who are well versed in the principles of the free society.

CREDITS


The Liberty Seminars are offered as an accredited course within the Atlas Leadership Academy. The Liberty Seminars participants earn 1 Atlas Leadership Academy credit.

LANGUAGE


Both seminars are run entirely in English.

LOCATION


Both seminars are held at Hotel Kompas at Lake Bled, Slovenia.

ATTENDANCE


Only the first 20 qualified applicants are invited to attend each of the two Liberty Seminars.

PARTICIPATION FEE


Participation fee for Liberty Camp 2013 or Liberty Academy 2013 was 700 euro and included:
- entrance to all sessions of the seminar,
- accommodation at Hotel Kompas**** during the seminar,
- all meals during the seminar,
- field trip during the seminar,
- outdoor activities (canoeing, camp-fires, etc.) during the seminar,
- books, academic journals, CDs, and other material (value of more than 200 euro) and
- T-shirt of the Liberty Seminars 2013.

SCHOLARSHIPS


Due to the generous support of our private donors wishing to encourage a better grasp of the ideas of liberty, participants are eligible to receive a scholarship of up to 500 euro to attend the Liberty Seminars. Application for the scholarship should be submitted along with the application to the seminar.

TRAVEL GRANTS


Participants are responsible for their travel costs to/from the seminar. We do not offer travel grants.

APPLICATION


The applications for the Liberty Seminars 2014 will open in May 2014.



First Six Years of the Liberty Seminars

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SYLLABUS


- 2013 Liberty Camp
- 2013 Liberty Academy
- 2012 Liberty Camp
- 2012 Liberty Academy
- 2011 Liberty Camp
- 2011 Freedom and Transition
- 2010 Liberty Camp
- 2010 Freedom and Transition
- 2009 Liberty Camp
- 2009 Freedom and Transition
- 2008 Liberty Camp

SUPPORTERS


- individuals: In 2012, the "Save the Liberty Seminars" campaign had 63 donors
- organizations: Adam Smith Institute (ASI), Atlas Economic Research Foundation, Ayn Rand Institute (ARI), Center for Post-Communist Economies (CRCE), Cato Institute, Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), Heritage Foundation, Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), International Policy Network (IPN), Katalaksija, Language of Liberty Institute (LLI), Pejovic Family, and The Fund for American Studies (TFAS).



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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