Seminários IES 2018


O IES está a organizar 2 seminários semanais para explorar as ideias de Liberdade, num ambiente informal e de confraternização. Já participei há uns anos e posso garantir que foi uma semana espectacular: quer em termos de relações que ficaram, quer em termos dos debates com pessoas que entendem a nossa matriz ideológica.
PS: o prazo de inscrição é curto e acaba amanhã, dia 15/Maio.

Podem ver a descrição do instituto AQUI.

The aim of The Institute for Economic Studies Europe is to stand at the center of a worldwide network of students, scholars and other intellectuals. Since 1989, the Institute, a non profit organization registered in the state of Virginia, has aimed at discovering, developing and supporting the most outstanding people it could find among students, scholars and other intellectuals who share an interest in exploring and applying the principles of classical liberalism. For that purpose, IES uses or supports three different tools of teaching or of research. Every year we organize summer seminars somewhere in Europe, a summer university in Aix-en-Provence, France, and sponsors researchers or translations of major books.

Each of these activities aims at the spreading of classical liberalism which includes among its principles:

– the recognition of inalienable individual rights and the dignity and worth of each individual
– the protection of those rights through the institution of private property, contracts and the rule of law.
– the support of the ideal of voluntarism in human relations, including support of the free market mechanism in economic affairs and free movement of goods, ideas and people.

Podem ver a página dos seminários AQUI.

Interested in exploring the ideas of Liberty? Spending a week of great experiences, intercultural exchanges, discussing and thinking about freedom, learning from top professors and making new friends from all over the world?

In 2018, IES Europe will offer you just that. So, come back in the following weeks to find out about this year’s seminars and their deadlines and grab those unique opportunities.

Participation is free! The best applications will be selected.

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(esta última implica uma conversa telefónica)

Seria interessante ter um ou dois representantes portugueses nestes fóruns europeus.

Universidade de Verão da Universidade Aix-en-Provence

A Universidade de Aix-en-Provence, em Marselha, França, orgulha-se de organizar a 32ª Edição da sua Universidade de Verão. Pierre Garello mais uma vez proporciona um espaço de debate sobre como a Europa deve enfrentar os problemas  actuais, quer de um ponto de vista prático (Que medidas adoptar?), quer de um ponto de vista filosófico (É uma crise do capitalismo ou do estado super-regulador?).

Evento no Facebook.

Página de internet com todos os detalhes

Segue  a descrição do evento pelos organizadores:

“Understanding the current crisis to find our way out: post welfare State – this is the topic of the 2011 Summer University in Aix-en-Provence, France.The Summer University of New Economics bring together social scientists, economists, lawyers, philosophers, and historians for three days to discuss recent developments and put forth tangible proposals without regard to artificial or disciplinary boundaries that often stifle reflection and debate.

The summer university is intended not only for the review of recent advances in the field of humanities and social sciences, but also to learn practical lessons from these developments in search for solutions to common problems. During the last Summer University in 2009 the attendants explored various ideas about the cause of the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008 to find the most appropriate remedies going into the future. Analysts agreed that the crisis was not due to a lack of financial market regulations, but rather a lack of accountability by various economic actors, flawed legislative and fiscal policies (housing policy, monetary policy, etc.) and other financial regulations which had distorted market signals and fostered moral hazard problems. They concluded that tightened regulation will not alleviate the crisis, but instead that reinstituting competitive market discipline will lead to responsible management. Since 2008, another wave of financial crises has swept through many states and legislatures. There was Greece in autumn of 2009, followed by Ireland, Portugal, and Spain.

Other economies within the European Union and in the United States have been better off. This recent crisis is, perhaps, without precedent in terms of magnitude and scope. It raises deeper, more complex questions than even the financial crisis of 2007-2008. Once again, it is important to base the search for solutions on an accurate and honest analysis of the causes. Should we see the crises of 2009-2010 as a consequence of policies implanted to over the crisis of 2007-2008? Have states endangered their own financial stability by making efforts to stimulate their economies after the 2007-2008 down turn or should we see the crisis of 2009-2010 as the natural result of what happen in 2008? Has the United States, through excessive regulation and economic redistribution of wealth destabilized markets and made financial commitments it can longer keep?

In other words, are we really facing a crisis of capitalism or a crisis of an over-regulated, welfare state? Given that the crisis is deep, whatever the exact nature, a profound questioning of the principle operational foundations of the State and/or the market will be necessary. For example, assuming that there is a crisis of the welfare state, how do we make sure that the State will refrain from overextending beyond a sustainable size and mission scope in the future? Should there be constitutional limits on the powers of the State? Will there be limits on the State’s ability to tax or raise debt? Is a complete overhaul of the mechanisms of fiat money creation necessary? How do we explain to those who have benefited from the welfare state that “Providence” may disappear? How significant would a shift in the public’s mindset be in order to pursue a new direction? How have things operated before where government power has been redefined?”

Fonte (no site do IREF)