Aznar and Cospedal Have Opened Today the 2012 FAES Campus


The FAES Summer School will begin at 12:00 and will be held in Navacerrada from June 29 to July 7 Aznar and Cospedal Have Opened Today the 2012 FAES Campus As of 16:30 pm, the conferences of economist Arthur B. Laffer and the chairman of the CEOE, Juan Rosell Opening of the Economics Course, which will analyse the role of the West in the international economic context Luis de Guindos will close the first course on Sunday, July 1 Madrid, 28.06.12.- The president of the Foundation for Social Studies and Analyses, FAES Jos? Mar?a Aznar and the secretary-general of the Partido Popular and regional president of Castilla-La Mancha, Mar?a Dolores de Cospedal, have opened today, Friday June 29, the ninth edition of the FAES Campus. The event will take place at 12:00 am in Navacerrada (Hotel Hacienda Los Robles; Avd. de Madrid, 27). Headed by the Secretary-General of FAES, Javier Zarzalejos, the Campus will seek to be, once again, a gathering devoted to study and analyse the main issues debated in Spain and in the World today. The ninth edition of the Campus comprises three consecutive courses: "The Western Society before the New Economic Order" (from June 29 to July 1); "A Project for Freedom for Both Hemispheres" (from July 2 to 4); and "1812-2012: From the First Constitution to the Future"s Constitutionalism" (from July 5 to 7). The closing session will be addressed by the Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, on Saturday, July 7. OPENING OF THE ECONOMICS COURSE Today, June 29, the Economics Course will begin once the opening session ends. Its title is "The Western Society before the New Economic Order", and is directed by Miguel Mar?n, the Foundation"s director of the Department of Economy and Public Policies. Throughout its three days, up until next Sunday July 1, it will 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. 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. The two first conferences will begin at 04:30 pm, and will be pronounced by economist Arthur B. Laffer, Chairman of Laffer Associates and member of Reagan's Economic Policy Advisory Board; and by the Chairman of the CEOE, Juan Rosell. Saturday June 30 will host, amongst others, the Deputy Minister of Trade and member of FAES' Board of Trustees, Jaime Garc?a-Legaz; the director of Bruegel think tank, Jean Pisani-Ferry; the editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe, Brian Carney; the Brussels correspondent of Die Welt, Florian Eder; and the regional Finance Minister of Madrid, Percival Manglano. The last day of the course, Sunday July 1, will be closed by the Minister for Economic Affairs and Competitiveness, Luis de Guindos, at 12:00 am. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND CONSTITUTIONAL COURSES Two courses devoted to International Policy and Constitutional will complete the 2012 FAES Campus. The first, 'A Project for Freedom for Both Hemispheres", will be directed by Cayetana ?lvarez de Toledo, director of FAES' International Department, and will take place from July 2 to 4. It will celebrate the bicentenary of the enactment of the Constitution of Cadiz and will focus the debate on the recovery of Spain"s position and prestige in the world; the defence of democracy and the Rule of Law in Latin America; and the uncertain evolution of the Arab Spring. Amongst other speakers, this course will host the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Jos? Manuel Garc?a-Margallo; former presidents of Colombia and Bolivia, Belisario Betancur and Jorge Quiroga, respectively; historian sir John H. Elliott; German Deputy Minister for Finance, Steffen Kampeter; Chairman of Baker & McKenzie Spain, Manuel Pizarro; the regional president of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre; and the Venezuelan MP, Mar?a Corina Machado. Lastly, the course headed by the director of the Constitution and Institutions Department, Ignacio Astarloa, will take place from July 5 to 7 with the title "1812-2012: 'From the First Constitution to the Future"s Constitutionalism". His sessions will set forth some considerations along reformist lines on the main chapters of Spain"s constitutional substance and reforms for crucial issues such as education, justice, political organisation, the territorial model, or the strengthening of citizen rights. It will host as speakers the vice-president of Spain, Soraya S?enz de Santamar?a and the ministers Alberto Ruiz-Gallard?n, Jos? Ignacio Wert and Ana Mato, amongst others. Programme of the 2012 FAES Campus