FAES to Hold the Ninth Edition of its Campus in Navacerrada

20/06/2012

From Friday, June 29, to Saturday, July 7 FAES to Hold the Ninth Edition of its Campus in Navacerrada Jos? Mar?a Aznar and M? Dolores de Cospedal will open the Campus on Friday, June 29 Mariano Rajoy will close the 2012 edition on Saturday, July 7 With the participation of S?enz de Santamar?a, Garc?a-Margallo, Ruiz-Gallard?n, De Guindos, Wert and Mato Laffer, Elliot, Kampeter, Betancur, Quiroga, Corina, Rosell, Pizarro and Piqu?, amongst the speakers Courses.- 'The Western Society Before the New Economic Order', 'A Project for Freedom for Both Hemispheres', '1812-2012: From the First Constitution to the Future's Constitutionalism' With the participation of seventy first-level scholars, politicians, intellectuals and analysts from ten countries Madrid, 20.06.12.- FAES Foundation will celebrate the ninth edition of its Campus from June 29 to July 7 in Navacerrada. The former Prime Minister of Spain and President of the Foundation, Jos? Mar?a Aznar, will open the courses with the Secretary-General of the PP and regional president of Castilla-La Mancha, Mar?a Dolores de Cospedal, on Friday, June 29 at 12:00 am in Navacerrada (Hotel Hacienda Los Robles; avenida de Madrid, 27). The closing session will be addressed by the Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, on Saturday, July 7, also at 12:00 am. The three courses comprising the 2012 edition are called 'The Western Society Before the New Economic Order', 'A Project for Freedom for Both Hemispheres' and '1812-2012: From the First Constitution to the Future's Constitutionalism'. Headed by the Secretary-General of FAES, Javier Zarzalejos, the Campus will host as speakers, amongst others: the vice-president of the Government, Soraya S?enz de Santamar?a; the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Jos? Manuel Garc?a-Margallo; the Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz-Gallard?n; the Minister for Economic Affairs and Competitiveness, Luis de Guindos; the Minister of Education, Culture and Sport, Jos? Ignacio Wert; the Minister of Health, Social Policy and Equality, Ana Mato; the economist Arthur B. Laffer; historian and Regius Professor Emeritus from Oxford University, John Elliot; the German Deputy Minister for Finance, Steffen Kampeter; and the former Presidents of Colombia and Bolivia, Belisario Betancur and Jorge Quiroga, respectively. The 2012 FAES Campus seeks to be, like every year, a gathering devoted to study and analyse the main issues debated in Spain and in the World today. Amongst other issues, the Campus will analyse the future of Europe in the global economic scenario, and the need for a new productive model based on competitiveness and innovation; the recovery of the 'marca Espa?a' and the country's international profile; the transatlantic bond and the traces of the Constitution of Cadiz in Latin America; the reforms agenda started by the Government, and the health condition of the constitutional model. MAIN SPEAKERS Over seventy guests, amongst them renowned scholars, politicians and analysts, both from Spain and from abroad, will participate in the conferences and round tables of the 2012 FAES Campus. In addition to the aforementioned personalities, the Campus will also receive the Deputy Minister of Trade, Jaime Garc?a-Legaz; the former ministers Ana Palacio, Josep Piqu? and Jos? Pedro P?rez-Llorca; the Director of The Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice, Joseph Weiler; the expert in international policy and national security, Walid Phares; the member of the National Assembly of Venezuela and Presidential Pre-candidate, Mar?a Corina Machado; the editors of Die Zeit, Josef Joffe, and of The Wall Street Journal for Europe, Brian Carney; the chairman of the CEOE, Juan Rosell; the chairman of de Baker & McKenzie Spain, Manuel Pizarro; the Spanish Ambassador, Javier Rup?rez; and the rector of Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Pedro Gonz?lez-Trevijano. 2012 COURSES The ninth edition of the Campus comprises three independent courses: 'The Western Society Before the New Economic Order', directed by the Foundation's director of the Department of Economy and Public Policies, Miguel Mar?n (from June 29 to July 1); 'A Project for Freedom for Both Hemispheres', organised by the director of the International Department, Cayetana ?lvarez de Toledo (from July 2 to 4); and '1812-2012: From the First Constitution to the Future's Constitutionalism' (from July 5 to 7), headed by the director of the Constitution and Institutions Department, Ignacio Astarloa. "'THE WESTERN SOCIETY BEFORE THE NEW ECONOMIC ORDER" The first course, 'The Western Society before the New Economic Order', will take place from June 29 to July 1 and is devoted to analyse the role of the West in the international economic context. The sessions will focus on making a comprehensive diagnosis establishing the causes and the real impact of the crisis suffered by Europe, a crisis forcing it to reconsider its institutional structure as well as the necessary measures to enable euro sustainability. In addition to this, the sessions will reflect on the reforms which Spain and the rest of the countries must apply to increase their capability to compete in an increasingly globalised economic scenario and given the growth experienced by other regions. "A PROJECT FOR FREEDOM FOR BOTH HEMISPHERES" July 2 to 4 will be dedicated to foreign policy in the course 'A Project for Freedom for Both Hemispheres' which will celebrate the bicentenary of the enactment of the Constitution of Cadiz as a reference of civilisation and freedom. These central sessions of the Campus will assemble renowned historians, politicians and thinkers with the aim of providing solutions to the problems of an increasingly demanding, globalized and multipolar world. Some matters to be discussed are the recovery of Spain"s position and prestige in the world; the joining of the like-minded to defend democracy and the Rule of Law in Latin America; Venezuela"s hope before its next critical elections; and the uncertain evolution of the Arab Spring. "1812-2012: FROM THE FIRST CONSTITUTION TO THE FUTURE'S CONSTITUTIONALISM" Last but not least, July 5 to 7 will host the course '1812-2012: From the First Constitution to the Future's Constitutionalism', which will set forth some considerations along reformist lines on the main chapters of Spain's constitutional substance. The current context of economic and institutional crisis, as a result of time"s deterioration and of the new demands posed by modern societies, but also of not very responsible acts, makes this an inescapable consideration which cannot be postponed. Therefore, in order to defend, reinforce and update our coexistence model we will examine reforms for crucial issues such as education, justice, political organisation, the territorial model, or the strengthening of citizen rights. NEWS COVERAGE FAES' Communication department will send by email press releases and images of the conferences of the 2012 Campus to the media, once they end. Furthermore, all information will be available, in real time, on the FTP ftp://campus2012.fundacionfaes.org / .es - user: campusfaes.prensa - password: prensacampus2012. The media will also be able to download from here video clips of the most relevant parts of the conferences, recorded in Widescreen format 16/9 (mp4, H264), as well as the full audios of the conferences as mp3 files. Campus information will also be available on the Press Room of FAES website, www.fundacionfaes.org, where the media will find press releases and downloadable audios and a wide variety of high quality images. Furthermore, the website's multimedia section will play the full conferences, once concluded, as well as summarised video clips of the most important parts of this ninth edition. Programme of the 2012 FAES Campus in Spanish and in English