The guest speakers of this event have substantial experience and possess extensive knowledge in areas like mindset development, sociology, psychology and politics.
Moreover, they are essentially joyful individuals and own a great sense of humour.
It is guaranteed that their presence will brighten up any event and will create an atmosphere of general tranquility, as well as awake a sense of awareness and willingness to self-growth in each one of us.
DIRECTOR of Ayn Rand Institute Europe
Nikos Sotirakopoulos is an instructor and visiting fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute. He received his Ph.D. in political sociology from University of Kent in the UK and has been teaching in British universities for 10 years. Dr. Sotirakopoulos is also the director of Ayn Rand Institute Europe and a graduate of the Objectivist Academic Center. He has been a frequent commentator in British media and has written two books so far: The Rise of Lifestyle Activism: from New Left to Occupy and Identity Politics and Tribalism: the New Culture Wars.
The Superpower of Independent Thinking
November 18th 2022
There is an ongoing debate in the world of philosophy about the identity of the group, of the tribe – that is that it forms a separate entity, with its own identity and, more importantly, its own thinking.
Group thinking and tribalism are widely accepted today, due to numerous factors. This affects us in ways that we might have not even thought about in the past, a phenomenon that runs deeper than politics or economics.
In this seminar, Nikos Sotirakopoulos will talk about how independent thinking is, by all standards, a real superpower – why it defines you as an individual, how it can be used to live a prosperous life, and how refusing to use it affects not only one’s political views, but their whole system of values.
Objectivism -the only philosophy designed for the prosperity of the individual.
November 19th 2022
Most philosophies out there are a mashup of abstract ideas and pompous, confusing words with little connection to your life.
But there’s one philosophy that actually works as a tool for navigating this world and for achieving success in your personal, professional and romantic life.
This philosophy is Objectivism;
Ayn Rand described it as a “philosophy for living on earth.” In this seminar, Nikos Sotirakopoulos will talk about the way Objectivism has inspired so many people to be the best version of themselves, and how it can drive the culture to embracing more reason, freedom, achievement and happiness
President of Ayn Rand Centre Romania
Mirela Pascu is the president of Ayn Rand Centre Romania and the founder of the SkillUP Academy #EuGandesc, an academy designed to offer young adults the tools and the mentoring they need in order to become successfull individuals. The philosophy of Ayn Rand had a great impact on her life. And so, after 17 years as an antrepreneur, and 5 years spent in Top Management as CFO of the Press Division of Media Pro, she decided to invest her time in promoting ideas about reason, rational self-interest, individualism and individual rights, as well as defending capitalism and free trade.
The Thinking PARADOX
Why you should put your mind in NEUTRAL before DRIVING.
COORDINATOR of Ayn Rand Institute Europe Events
Yonatan Daon is an ARI’s European events coordinator. His job is to promote Objectivist activities in Europe and increase the growth of the Ayn Rand University. He is a student of the Objectivist Academic Center, a digital marketer, a blog writer, and the host of the podcast called „Art Discourse”. Alongside his position at ARI, he works with Ayn Rand Center in Israel, promoting Objectivist activities there as well.
Presentation of Ayn Rand Institute
ARI engages in research and advocacy efforts, applying Rand’s ideas to current issues and seeking to promote her philosophical principles of reason, rational self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism. During this intervention, Yonatan will present the Ayn Rand Institute and will talk about its mission, achievements and the opportunities it offers to young people.