THE FOURTH EUROPEAN STUDENTS FOR LIBERTY REGIONAL CONFERENCE IN BELGRADE
7TH NOVEMBER 2015
FACULTY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
We have the honor of inviting you to the Fourth European Students For Liberty Regional Conference in Belgrade, Serbia! This conference will be co-hosted by the biggest Serbian pro-liberty organization Libertarian Club Libek from Belgrade with support from the local groups of Students For Liberty Serbia. The conference will be held at the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Belgrade in Belgrade, Serbia on the 7th of November. This is a great opportunity to hear lectures from some of the most important names in the libertarian movement from the region and the world, to hear talks on political theory as well as the topics that are trending in the last couple of years.
After the great success of the last three European Students For Liberty regional conferences in Serbia, with more than 250 participants last year, this year we expect even more students from all over the Europe.
Your FREE conference registration includes all meals for the day, as well as a social in the evening. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with pro-liberty students and advocates from all over Europe, as well as access free books and resources.
The language of the conference is English, and the dress code is business casual.
Note that the registration is free, but it’s mandatory.
ČETVRTA REGIONALNA KONFERENCIJA EVROPSKIH STUDENATA ZA SLOBODU U BEOGRADU
FAKULTET POLITIČKIH NAUKA
Veliko nam je zadovoljstvo da vas pozovemo na Četvrtu Regionalnu konferenciju Evropskih Studenata za Slobodu koja će biti održana u Beogradu! Koorganizatori konferencije su – najveća libertarijanska organizacija u Srbiji Libek kao i lokalne grupe Studenti za Slobodu Srbija. Konferencija će se održati na Fakultetu političkih nauka, 7.novembra. Ovo je velika prilika da čujete neke od najpoznatijih libertarijanskih predavača iz sveta i regiona. Takođe prilika da čujete predavanja o političkoj teoriji, ali ujedno i predavanja koja se bave aktuelnim temama kako u Srbiji tako i u svetu. Nakon ogromnog uspeha prethodne tri konferencije, sa više od 250 učesnika prošle godine, tradicionalno organizujemo Četvrtu regionalnu konferenciju u Beogradu.
Besplatna registracija uključuje sve obroke na konferenciji, kao i žurku u nekom od beogradskih klubova (20/44), nakon konferencije. Takođe ćete imati priliku da upoznate ljude iz različitih zemalja širom sveta, kao i da dobijete knjige, majice sa porukama i mnoge druge zanimljive stvari.
Jezik konferencije je engleski, a dress code: business casual.
Registracija je besplatna, ali obavezna.
Prijavite se što pre!
Lana Avakumović: Last year’s ESFL Regional Conference was an amazing opportunity to learn more about the principles of liberty as well as topics that are relevant to every day politics. I especially enjoyed the lecture on Open borders. I think that these sorts of events are an incredible way of connecting with people that share similar values and exchanging ideas and experiences with fellow libertarians from all around the world. I look forward to seeing what this year’s conference will bring, seeing that liberty is constantly being challenged on a world scale, and hope that a lot of new people will be there to contribute and join the discussions.
Yaron Brook is executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute. Dr. Brook is coauthor, with Don Watkins, of the national best-sellerFree Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government, and the host of The Yaron Brook Show, a live BlogTalkRadio podcast. He is an internationally sought-after speaker and debater.
He was a columnist at Forbes.com, and his articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily and many other publications.
Dr. Brook was born and raised in Israel. He served as a first sergeant in Israeli military intelligence and earned a BSc in civil engineering from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. In 1987 he moved to the United States where he received his MBA and PhD in finance from the University of Texas at Austin; he became an American citizen in 2003. For seven years he was an award-winning finance professor at Santa Clara University, and in 1998 he cofounded BH Equity Research, a private equity and hedge fund manager, of which he is managing director and chairman.
He serves on the boards of the Ayn Rand Institute, the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism and CEHE (Center for Excellence in Higher Education), and he is a member of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and the Mont Pelerin Society.
Yaron’s Topic: Morality of Entrepreneurship
Capitalism has an undisputed record of wealth generation, yet it has always functioned under a cloud of moral suspicion. In a culture that venerates Mother Teresa as a paragon of virtue, entrepreneurs sit in stoic silence while their pursuit of profits is denounced as selfish greed. Society tells entrepreneurs to sacrifice, to serve others, to “give back”—counting on their acceptance of self-interest as a moral crime, with chronic guilt its penance. Is it anywonder that productive giants from John D. Rockefeller to Bill Gates have behaved as if profit-making leaves a moral stain that only tireless philanthropy can launder but never fully remove? It is time the world heard the moral case for laissez-faire capitalism and celebrated entrepreneurship.
He received his undergraduate degree from College of the Holy Cross in 1997 and his doctorate from George Mason University in 2002. As a student, Stringham first attended Mises University in 1996.
Ed’s Topic: Private Governance
Dr. Krassen Stanchev is an associate professor at Sofia University; he is also CEO of KC 2 Ltd and Board Chairman, founder and former Executive Director of IME (www.ime.bg) – the first Bulgaria’s independent and free market think thank (1993), former member and committee chairman of the Constitutional Assembly (1990-1991), one of the most quoted Bulgarian observers: best country analyst award for 1996 by Euromoney, as well as a laureate of Bulgaria Government Prize – 2002 (for contribution to democracy and civil society), Templeton – 2006 – as IME Director, and Georgi Vassilev’s Fund for Contribution to the Spirit of Liberty – 2006.
He was a principle drafter of a number of reforms from central planning to market economy and is one of the leaders of those reforms.
His expertise is in economics and regulatory policies significantly contributed to private sector growth in Bulgaria, New Europe and Former Soviet Union. Since 1990s he worked in Balkans, Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan and Tajikistan), Caucasus (Armenia and Georgia), and Russia and Egypt, leading teams and/or being a subcontractor of EU, USAID or the World Bank programs.
Krassen’s Topic: Government: the Grey Economy Phenomenon
Most people and economists despise the so called grey economy and organized crime; as to the latter – the government is not only the prime source, motivator and the reason of economic grayness but it is the only grey economy in any contemporary jurisdiction. As to organized crime, it fit all UN definitions of it and more scrupulous analysis demonstrates that its often originates the crime.
He graduated from Greensboro College, NC, USA and got his MBA from St. John’s University, NY, USA and has worked in startups and led a mobile payment company in Belgrade.
Vuk’s Topic: Car: Go Serbian ride sharing