The Rothbard Instituut has announced the Rothbard Summer University


With great pleasure the Murray Rothbard Institute announces the Rothbard Summer University, a 5 day seminar on diverse topics ranging from economics, natural law philosophy and history to an analysis of political processes and the private supply of public goods. 

The goal of the seminar is to create an intellectual environment where the attendees can get a greater knowledge regarding the (1) subtle nuances surrounding insights from the humane science and (2) have a better understanding of the moral foundations of a free society. In addition to this, we are also cooperating with European Students For Liberty in providing sessions on to think critically on how to create a framework in spreading these ideas - both normative and descriptive. 

Signing up for the conference will entitle you to:

- A place in a hostel room. You will share this room with 4 other people. 
- All lectures
- All lunches and dinners
- Snacks and drinks during the breaks
- Free books (donated by generous donors)
- A great and intellectual learning environment with motivated students and lecturers

Sign up fast, because places are limited! 


Our lecturers have been selected in such a way that we have a nice combination of well established speakers and younger people. This will create a nice dynamic between experience and youthful enthusiasm. Here you can find an overview. A more extensive introduction of all the lecturers can be found here.

Dr. Tom Palmer, Vice President of Atlas & Senior Fellow at Cato
Mr. Lawrence Reed, President of FEE
Dr. Stephen Davies, Professor History and Education Director of IEA
Dr. Adam Martin, Professor Political Economy at King's College London
Dr. Tim Evans, Senior Fellow at Adam Smith Institute and chairman Economic Policy Centre
Prof. Dr. Frank Van Dun, Professor Philosophy of Law at the University of Ghent
Prof. Dr. Boudewijn Bouckaert, Professor Law at the University of Ghent and President of the Libera! Institute
Prof. Dr. Eric Schliesser, Professor Philosophy at the University of Ghent
Drs. Michael Bauwens, Honorary President of the Murray Rothbard Institute and doctoral student at the Catholic University of Leuven
Mr. Lode Cossaer, President Murray Rothbard Institute and Lecturer Economics at United Business Institutes
Mr. Maarten Wegge, Academic Director Murray Rothbard Institute
Mr. Nick Roskams, Programs Manager at European Students for Liberty and board member Murray Rothbard Institute

Practical information


Please check all information on costs and applying here. 

You can find more information on the application form here. 

You can find the application form here. 


 You can find a provisional schedule here. 


 The event will take place at the Liberal Archive in Ghent, Belgium. The Liberal Archive is a non-profit organization, dedicated to be an archive for everything related to the Belgian and global (classical) liberal movement. Check out their website!  



We have accommodation reserved in nearby hostels, where you will be sharing a room with three other people. If you want to find your own accommodation, that's completely fine. We will offer you a discount in exchange for this. Check here for more information, as well as the application form. If you have any question, please email Lode Cossaer at  

Apply Now!

You can apply here

Application deadline is July 10. If you request for a scholarship, you will be notified between July 10 and July 15. If you want to pay standard price (student discount or not), you will be notified within 72 hours after applying. 

The sooner you apply, the higher the chance you have for good scholarships!