Rothbard Summer University 2009

Universiteit
| Gepasseerd: zondag 13 september 2009 09:00

| Locatie: Oude Abdij Kortenberg  |  Plaats: Kortenberg, België |

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For the second summer a row, the Rothbard Institute organises the Rothbard Summer University, from September 10 through 13, 2009. The Rothbard Summer University is the perfect occasion for a four-day investigation of both theoretical and practical aspects of the free society. In the sheltered environment of the Old Abbey of Kortenberg we engage in an intensive programme of seminars and discussions on economic theory, the current crisis, philosophy of law and political theory, proposals for concrete reforms, and more. This in combination with time for leisure and a lot of opportunity for input from the participants.

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(application deadline June 30).



About

The economic crisis is far from over, and a fundamental research project aimed at finding the causes and possible solutions is of the essence. At the Summer University we thoroughly assess questions as: Which theories have allowed for the development of such a problem? What are the parallells between the current crisis and the Great Depression? What are the possible ways to reform the banking system in a sustainable and sound manner?

However, during the four days at Kortenberg we will go beyond the economical question of welfare and the workings of the market system. We also discuss the question as to what the conditions are for liberty and a just society. We investigate the deeper foundation for individual rights and enquire into how and where those rights are undermined or weakened. The last day of the conference we look ahead to the possibilities and chances to bring about lasting change in society.




Location

The Old Abbey of Kortenberg lies at the edge of the Warandebos, a pleasure ground of 70 hectare. The pavillion Sjaloom is reserved for spending the night, discussion and relaxation, the seminars take place in the main building.

The Abbey has a long history. The original building in the same place was probably already built in the 12th century by Benedic monks. In 1312 it was the venue where the Charter of Kortenberg was signed, in which John II of Brabant, after a long period of civil resistance against his administration, officially recognized the independence of the cities.

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The main building of the abbey The pavillion Sjaloom




Speakers


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Prof. Bertrand Lemennicier

Economist attached to the Paris University of Panthéon-Assas, former director of the Institute For Humane Studies (IHS) Europe and member of the Mont Pèlerin Society. Prof. Lemennicier specializes in Public Choice theory, Law and economics, economics of Education , economics of the Family, social justice and moral theory.


>> RSU Lecture: The Power of Ideas over Special Interests >> RSU Lecture: Income redistribution under democracy

> Personal website




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Prof. Dr. Frank van Dun

Philosopher of law at the University of Ghent and formerly at the University of Maastricth, known from his magnum opus "Het Fundamenteel Rechtsbeginsels" (The Fundamental Principle of Law). Van Duns most important contribution is the development of a secular natural law theory.


>> RSU Lecture: Libertarianism and The Limits of Utilitarianism and Pragmatism

>> RSU Lecture: Personalism versus Territorialism in Libertarian thought

> Personal website




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Prof. Dr. Marc Cools

Doctor in Criminology, with a long career in the security sector. Prof. Cools is Professor at the Department of Criminology from the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and in the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Ghent. Prof. Cools was cabinet member of former Belgian Minister of Justice Marc Verwilghen.


>> RSU Lecture: The Production of Security: Breaking with the State's Monopoly on Violence





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Prof. Dr. Laurent Waelkens

Laurent Waelkens studied law in Kortrijk, Leuven and Leiden. Between 1977 and 2004 he was an entrepreneur in the textile industry. Between 1988 and 2004 he was professor of Roman Law at the University of Antwerp. As of 2004 he is professor of Roman Law at the Catholic University of Leuven. He is a member of the editorial board of "Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis" (Leiden), member of the scientific committee of the "Revue historique de droit français et étranger" (Paris) and the "Rivista internazionale di diritto comune" (Rome).


>> RSU Lecture: Legal history as a means of unravelling political disputes
>> RSU Lecture: Fundamental liberties from battle standards to weapons of peace




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Dr. Jos Verhulst

Scientist, philosopher and publicist. Known from his publications on, amongst others, political philosophy and education.


>> RSU Lecture: The Quest for Freedom: A Roadmap






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Dr. Mateusz Machaj

Founder of the Mises Institute Poland, and winner of the 2006 Douglas E. French Prize from the Ludwig von Mises Institute. Drs. Machaj is a doctoral student at the Institute for Economic Affairs of the University of Wroclav.


>> RSU Lecture: The March into Socialism During the Current Crisis, or how Fiscal, Monetary, and Regulatory Policy Will Destroy the Market Mechanism




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Dr. Philipp Bagus

Assistent professor at the University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. Bagus studied under the renowned professor Economics Jesús Huerta de Soto.


>> RSU Lecture: The Insolvency of the European Central Bank

>> RSU Lecture: Monetary Reform: How to Restore Commodity Money and Free Coinage


> Personal website




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Dr. Marian Eabrasu

Achieved his title of Doctor in Political Sciences at the Paris University VIII Saint-Denis, and is currently Post Doctoral Researcher at the International Centre for Economic Research, in Turin, Italy.


>> RSU Lecture: Argumentation Ethics and Property Rights: An Assessment

>> RSU Lecture: Mises's Subjectivism and Its Consequences for Economic Theory





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Peter van Maanen

Peter van Maanen studied economics at the VU Amsterdam and continued the postdoctoral teacher training programme at the University of Amersterdam. He did research as an economist for the economic bureau of the ING bank, as summer fellow for the Ludwig von Mises Institute in the United States, and is now researcher at the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).


>> RSU Lecture: Lessons from the Great Depression and the Mortgage Meltdown


> Personal website (Dutch)




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Michaël Bauwens

Michaël Bauwens is student philosophy at the University of Ghent. He is founder of the Rothbard Institute, and winner of the 2008 Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest.


> Essay: Rights, Robinson Crusoe, and Friday





All lectures last 60 minutes, plus 30 min. for questions and discussion. The slots for papers/sessions are for paper presentations of the participants and discussions or other sessions on economics and philosophy of law.

Thursday

11:30-12:30

Registration

12:30-14:00

Welcoming Reception

14:00-15:30

Frank van Dun: Libertarianism and The Limits of Utilitarianism and Pragmatism

16:00-17:30

Matteusz Machaj: The March into Socialism During The Current Crisis: or how Fiscal, Monetary and Regulatory Policy will Destroy the Market Mechanism

17:30-18:00

Break

18:00-19:00

Dinner

19:00-20:30

Papers and sessions

Friday

09:00-10:30

Frank van Dun: Personalism versus Territorialism in Libertarian thought

11:00-12:30

Laurent Waelkens: Fundamental liberties from battle standards to weapons of peace

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:30

Philipp Bagus: The insolvency of the European Central Bank

16:00-17:30

Marian Eabrasu: Argumentation ethics and property rights: an assessment

17:30-18:00

Break

18:00-19:00

Diner

19:00-20:30

Papers and sessions

Saturday

09:00-10:30

Laurent Waelkens: Legal history as a means of unravelling political disputes

11:00-12:30

Marian Eabrasu: Mises's subjectivism and its consequences for economic theory

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:30

Philipp Bagus: Monetary reform: how to restore commodity money and free coinage

16:00-17:30

Bertrand Lemennicier: Income redistribution under democracy

17:30-18:00

Break

18:00-19:00

Dinner

19:00-20:30

Papers and sessions

Sunday

09:00-10:30

Bertrand Lemennicier: The power of ideas over special interests

11:00-12:30

Jos Verhulst: The quest for freedom: a roadmap

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:30

Marc Cools: Private production of security: breaking with the state's monopoly on violence

16:00-17:30

Peter van Maanen: Lessons from the Great Depression and the Mortgage Meltdown

17:30-18:00

Michaël Bauwens: The role of the Murray Rothbard Institute





Practical information


The participants are expected to read a couple of texts in the tradition of the Austrian school and natural law philosophy. The language of the Summer University is English.
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Location

Oude Abdij Kortenberg,
Abdijdreef 22
3070 Kortenberg

When

From thursday 10 through sunday 13th of september, 2009
On thursday the participants are welcome from 11am. The programme will be closed on sunday evening 6h30.

Cost

The available scholarships make the Summer University free of cost. Non-students who wish to participate, please contact Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken..

Contact

For all your questions, contact Tuur Demeester,
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Required readings Rothbard Summer University 2009



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Methodology

> Realism and Abstraction in Economics: Aristotle and Mises versus Friedman by Roderick T. Long

> Social Science and Natural Science by Ludwig von Mises


Economics

> An introduction to Austrian Economics by Thomas C. Taylor

> What has government done to our money? by Murray Rothbard


Philosophy of Law

> The Lawful and the Legal by Frank van Dun

> Argumentation Ethics and the Philosophy of Freedom by Frank van Dun

> Human Dignity: Reason or Desire? Natural Rights versus Human Rights by Frank van Dun


The wonderful summaries of some key texts in the Austrian tradition by Koen Swinkels may prove useful in your preparation for the RSU as well.


Additional recommended readings for Dutch language speakers

> Het Epistemologisch statuut van de wetenschappen van het menselijk handelen door Frank van Dun

> "Wat heeft de overheid met ons geld gedaan?" door Murray Rothbard




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Send in your paper

We welcome papers and session suggestions. There is room and time available for you to present your paper and discuss it with the other participants and professors at the Rothbard Summer University. To send in your suggestion, send an email to Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.. Deadline for submissions is July 31st.




Sponsor a student

The Rothbard Institute accepts no government funding whatsoever for this Summer University. Your generous contribution of 470 euro enables students to attend this event, including lodging, all the sessions, meals, literature and refreshment breaks. You will receive a note of appreciation from the student you sponsor. For more information contact Tuur Demeester ( Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. ).


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Abdijdreef 22, 3070 Kortenberg, België

 

 

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Alle datums


  • van donderdag 10 september 2009 09:00 tot zondag 13 september 2009 19:00

 

 

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