For an opportunity to learn more about liberty by dabbling across disciplines, consider applying to the first ever Legatum Summer School. Here’s the program’s description:
The first Legatum Summer School will take place in northern
, from 30 July – 5 August, 2012. Italy
The Legatum Summer School seeks to promote a deeper understanding of the role liberty and responsibility play as the basis of prosperity in a changing, increasingly complex world. Through a prism of history, culture, arts, and science, Legatum’s world class faculty will engage participants in a conversation about today’s global economic and political challenges. This year’s week-long programme explores the question: “Why do Civilizations flourish – and fail?”
Summer School faculty includes the best-selling writer and chair of business journalism at Columbia University Sylvia Nasar (author, “A Beautiful Mind”); historian Wang Gungwu of the National University of Singapore; political commentator and Brookings Institution scholar Robert Kagan; renowned curator, art historian and Director of the Phillips Collection (Washington, D.C.) Dorothy Kosinski; and neuroscience expert Iain McGilchrist, amongst others.
Legatum is looking for “early to mid-career professionals of accomplishment and promise (up to 40 years of age) who have a proven track record of thinking creatively, locally and globally.” The deadline for applying is Sunday, February 19, 2012.