The September School of Philosophy, Economics and Politics (September 5-9, Moeciu, Brasov)


The Center for Institutional Analysis and Development (CADI) & The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) are receiving applications from students, graduates and young scholars in human and social sciences for The September School of Philosophy, Economics and Politics, scheduled for September 5 – 9, 2012, Craiasa Muntilor, Moeciu de Sus, Brasov.

Registration closes on July 30.

Classes, room and board (but not transportation) are paid by the organizers within the limit of 25 applicants.
Special Guests:

David Schmidtz, Kendrick Professor of Philosophy, joint Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona, founding director of Arizona’s Freedom Center. (wiki)
Jerry Gaus, James E. Rogers Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona.
Virgil Storr, Senior Research Fellow and Director of Graduate Student Programs at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University.
Michael Munger, Professor at the Departments of Political Science, Economics, School of Public Policy at Duke University; Director of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program at Duke. (wiki)

Prospective schedule:

 Wednesday, 5th
4:30pm: Opening addresses by Florin Sari, Program Coordinator, Romania Office, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Ionut Sterpan, Program Coordinator, Center for Institutional Analysis and Development.

5pm: Jerry Gaus: Classical Liberalisms.

7pm: Dinner

Thursday, 6th:

10am:Michael Munger: Truly Voluntary Exchange.

12am:Virgil Storr: Defending the Market.


5pm:Book launch. Schmidtz, David. 2012. Elements of Justice, tr. R. by Tudor Glodeanu and Ionut Sterpan: Elemente ale dreptatii. Bucuresti: Humanitas.

7pm: Dinner

Friday, 7th

10am:Michael Munger: Dealing With Pollution through Free Trade.

12am:Virgil Storr: Entrepreneurship and Post-Disaster Recovery.


5pm:David Schmidtz: When is Private Appropriation Required, When is Communal Property Preferable.

7pm: Dinner

Saturday, 8th

10am:Workshop on the Evolution of Social Norms.

12am:Jerry Gaus: Social Rules. The Outcome of Evolution and the Object of Rational Improvement.


5pm: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Workshop on Ordoliberalism and the Social Market Economy.
6:30pm: Farewell Address by Sven Irmer, Executive Director, Romania Office, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

7pm: Dinner

10pm: Farewell Party

Sunday, 9th

11pm:Workshop on Civil Society and Political Participation in the US, Germany, Romania.
1pm: Lunch

How to apply:
In less than half a page, please state, in English, your opinion on some political, economic or social doctrine.
Please send your applications at ionut.sterpan[a] or at monica.somandroiu[a] by July 30.
Make sure you mention your name, affiliation and contact data.
Successful applicants will be notified by August 10.

Good luck!

Please pass this call to anyone you think may be interested by July 30.
For further inquiries feel free to write to Ionut or Monica.

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