“Being called a practioner is an insult in academia, and being called academic is an insult in business.” - Taleb, Nassim Nicholas (2007): The Black Swan:The Impact of the Highly Improbable. New York: Random House.
I would like to express my gratitude to the organizers for having invited me to the Freiburg Summer Academy. I enjoyed sharing my expericences as an expert, practitioner, and politician in the field of anti-corruption and the rule of law with these bright students. I was particularly impressed by the … Continue reading
The summer academy brings together young researchers and practitioners. For me as a practitioner it is important to have feedback from young researchers as to how reforms recommended by the European institutions work in practice. The fact that the researchers deal with different countries makes it possible to distinguish between … Continue reading
Thanks again for hosting the very interesting Conference/summer school in Freiburg. Exactly because of the truth in the Taleb quote you mention such gatherings are much too rare. Practitioners and academics do need each other, however. And I believe the event in Freiburg illustrated that in a brilliant way.
The topics analyzed within the 3. Summer Academy framework – institutional changes, judicial reform and fighting corruption – are very relevant for the quality and speed of the accession process in the Western Balkans. Moreover, they stand at the top at the accession negotiations for candidate and potential candidate countries. … Continue reading
The Summer Academy was incredibly refreshing, a place to meet young accomplished people from everywhere with different background and with different origin. The mixture of people was refreshing and everyone was presenting similar problems that we all have from different angles. That opens the mind and gives us all the … Continue reading
The Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations supported the Summer Academy for the first time. The topic of ‘good governance’ is from a very high importance for companies engaged in the SEE region. For this reason, a constant exchange of ideas and opinions is an important instrument to work on … Continue reading
The third Summer Academy gave an excellent opportunity to discuss the current dynamics in South Eastern Europe, embedded in the dynamics of a fruitful exchange between scholars, experts, practitioners and students. Thank you for providing this opportunity!
As a former participant in previous editions of Summer Academy Freiburg I can say that, from the very beginning, I’ve been impressed by the success of the original idea, that of bringing together academics and practitioners with different kind of experience and various approaches of the same problems though specialists … Continue reading
As a practioner in this field I am always interested in the academic perspectives and in the way our fights, anaylsis and dramas are seen from a macro level, the people who work in the field of anti-corruption policies. Coming from Romania, a country, which registered important progress in the … Continue reading