Join distinguished American and Slovak professors and students
from July 25th to August 3rd 2024 in Slovakia
for a stimulating, intellectual and cultural experience. 

Since its establishment in 2001, the Free Society Seminar has been pursuing a mission to create an American-European dialogue on the various political, economic, and moral-cultural elements essential to human flourishing and virtuous liberty.

Students from the United States and Europe gather to examine current social questions with prominent American and Slovak professors in some of the most beautiful places in Slovakia - the originally rococo château in Ivanka pri Dunaji, and the historical town of Spišská Kapitula located in the close vicinity of the ruins of Spiš Castle - one of the largest castle sites in Central Europe included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1993. 

Spiš Castle

Seminar discussions will take you into explorations of the political, economic, moral, and cultural dimensions of a free society in the thought of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II, The Federalist Papers, Alexis de Tocqueville, among others. 

The seminar does much more than engage in academic activities: it is also about fun! You will experience common meals, free time activities such as excursions to Slovakia's stunning castles, old cities, and mesmerizing natural beauties; visits to museums, sports, and cultural evenings, which all form an integral part of the seminar experience as well. 

The Free Society Seminar is an ideal place for university-level students and young professionals to grow not only spiritually and intellectually, but also to develop new friendships and international perspective crucial to understanding and shaping today’s world.

Spaces are limited. Apply today.

The Seminar is organised by:

Faith & Reason Institute is based in Washington DC. It aims at bringing both Faith and Reason to bear on all the issues that confront us.

Collegium of Anton Neuwirth is located near Bratislava. Its mission is to form young people's minds and characters by systematic education in the Christian cultural legacy and its influence on Western civilization.