Call for Applications to the September School in Philosophy, Economics and Politics / Predeal, Romania



Call for Applications

To the September School in Philosophy, Economics and Politics

 Sep. 11-15, Predeal, Romania

The Center for Institutional Analysis and Development – Eleutheria (CADI), The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), The Institute for Economic Studies Europe (IES- Europe) and Society for Individual Freedom  (SoLib) are receiving applications for The September School of Economics, Politics and Philosophy, scheduled for September 11 – 15, 2013 at Hotel Orizont, Predeal.

This year’s event will focus on the ways in which freedom could and should be safeguarded and promoted by the Constitution.

Lecturers of this year will beTom Palmer, The Atlas Economic Research Foundation, USA; Adrian Miroiu, SNSPA, Romania; Thomas Helm, The Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Germany and Emmanuel Martin, IES Europe, France. Applied debates and events will be lead by Sven Irmer, Florin Șari, Ovidiu Neacșu, Bogdan Glavan, Horia Ursu, Cristian Paun, Horia Terpe, Radu Nechita, Dacian Tolea, Claudiu Nasui, Aura Matei, Vlad Topan and Valentin Ionescu.

How to apply:

Classes, room and board (but not transportation) are paid by the organizers for at least 25 participants. 10 more unsponsored places are also available, please inquire if interested.

Applicants would be students and graduates in human and social sciences and in other fields who are interested in the value of liberty.

Application deadline is September 1. Please send your applications at or at

The application must contain:

  • A short opinion essay in English on any lecture or debate title, no longer than 500 words.
  • Your CV. Make sure you mention your name, affiliation and contact data.

Successful applicants will be notified on September 3.

Good luck!

Please pass this call to anyone you think may be interested. For further inquiries feel free to write to Andra Bistriceanu at or call 0040213160252. Please find attached the draft program; follow homepage for latest updates. 

September School in Philosophy, Economics and Politics

Sep. 11 – 15, 2013, Predeal


The Constitutional Means to Defend and Promote Individual Freedom


Location: Hotel Orizont, Predeal

Language: English

Draft program

Wednesday, Sep. 11. Arrival of participants & Opening

18:00: Welcome addresses

Sven Irmer, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Horia Terpe,CADI-Eleutheria

20:00: Dinner &

Introduction of participants

Facilitator: Florin Șari, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Thursday, Sep. 12. Theme of the day: The Horizontal Separation of Powers

10:00: Lecture 1: The Ideas and Accomplishments of French Republicanism Emmanuel Martin, IES Europe

12:00: Debate 1: Horizontal Separation of Powers in Romania: Reality and Possible Improvements

Moderator: Ovidiu Neacșu, Solib

Panel 1:

Bogdan Glăvan, Rothbard Center, Romanian –American University Bucharest

Horia Ursu, University of Bucharest (TBC)

Cristian Păun, Academy of Economic Studies

Open debate

14:00: Lunch

16:00: Lecture 2: The Purposes of Social Organization – Adrian Miroiu, SNSPA

19:00: Dinner

21:00: Movie projection

Friday, Sep. 13. Theme of the day: The Vertical Separation of Powers

10:00: Lecture 3: Reason(s), Choices and Institutions – Adrian Miroiu, SNSPA

12:00: Lecture 4: The Federal Organization and Experience of GermanyThomas Helm, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

14:00: Lunch

16:00: Debate 2: Vertical Separation of Powers in Romania: Reality and Possible Improvements

Moderator: Horia Terpe, CADI-Eleutheria

Panel 2:

Radu Nechita, Babeș-Bolyay University Cluj

Dacian Țolea, Magna Charta Dignitas

Claudiu Năsui, SoLib

Open debate

19:00: Dinner

20:30: Networking Session

Facilitator: Aura Matei, CADI-Eleutheria

Saturday, Sep. 14. Theme of the day: The Constitutional Means to Defend and Promote Individual Freedom

10:00: Lecture 5: The Constitutional Power Matrix – Can It Check the Government? – Emmanuel Martin, IES Europe

12:00: Lecture 6: Challenges and Perspectives of Liberty in the European Institutional ArchitectureThomas Helm, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Germany

14:00: Lunch

16:00: Debate 3: How can Liberty be Achieved and Safeguarded on the Long Run?

Moderator: Emmanuel Martin, IES Europe, France

Panel 3:

Vlad Topan, Institute Ludwig von Mises Romania

Thomas Helm, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Germany

Valentin Ionescu, Ordoliberal Institute

Open debate

20:00: Dinner

Sunday, Sep. 15. Freedom, Capitalism and their Institutions

10:00: Lecture 7: The Global Realization and the Future of FreedomTom Palmer, Atlas

12:00: Lecture 8: Constitutional Safeguards for Freedom and Capitalism – Tom Palmer, Atlas

13:00: Lunch

14:00: Book Launch & Signing: “Moralitatea Capitalismului”, by Tom Palmer (ed.)

15:00: Departure

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