The Newaldegg Institute would like to invite you to the conference which bears the title “Property and Freedom”. Richard Pipes will lead participants through the main ideas of his masterful book of that name. In it the renowned historian recaps the history of private property so as to establish the “relationship of private property to civil and political liberty”. He argues that this fundamental right, so often questioned in theory and practice, is essential not only to basic freedoms but to economic growth as well. In addition Dr. Pipes will present talks based on one of his latest books, Communism: a History (2001, Random House).
Dr. Richard Pipes, the Baird Professor of History, Emeritus, at Harvard University, is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on Russian and Soviet history. He is the author or editor of two dozen books including The Russian Revolution and Russia Under the Bolshevik Regime. In addition to his academic prominence, Dr. Pipes has extensive experience in government. Beginning 40 years ago as Chairman of the CIA's "Team B" to Review Strategic Intelligence Estimates, he later served as President Reagan’s National Security Council adviser on Soviet and East European affairs. In 1992 he was an expert witness in the Russian Constitutional Court’s trial against the Communist Party after the fall of the Soviet Union. His voice continues to be heard frequently both on radio and in lecture tours throughout Central and Eastern Europe.
The conference will take place from May 21-23, 2006.
Graduate students of Economics, Political Science, History and related fields from countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Applicants must have a command of the English language sufficient to understand and participate in discussions.
The application materials can be downloaded at the website of the Neuwaldegg Institute. Note that the deadline to insure consideration is March 31st
For further information please visit the Neuwladegg Institute website.