Europa Fellowship

Europa Fellowship

Coming in 2023
Károlyi Castle, Fehérvárcsurgó, Hungary

The Europa Fellowship is a six-day-long intensive series of seminars that explore the foundational principles of liberty, prosperity, and beauty within the context of European culture and our shared civilization.

Intended for recent graduates, graduate students, and young professionals who have demonstrated their leadership potential, the Europa Fellowship focuses on grounding future leaders in the early stages of their academic and professional development in the ideals of responsible liberty.

Convened in the beautiful Károlyi Castle of Fehérvárcsurgó, Hungary, the Europa Fellowship provides an opportunity for participants to explore the interrelationships among liberty, prosperity, and beauty while acquiring the necessary tools to further their education and become effective leaders in their respective communities and career fields.


During the program, fellows explore topics such as:

  • Civic Engagement and Volunteerism
  • First Principles of Liberty
  • Constitutionalism, Law, and Democracy
  • The Nature of Human Rights
  • Economics, Free Enterprise, and Voluntary Exchange
  • Foreign Policy and National Sovereignty
  • International Affairs and Security Issues
  • Religion and Society
  • Architecture, Art, and Beauty
  • Leadership Virtues and Skills
  • Central European History and Politics

Past Faculty Has Included

Dr. Paul Coyer is a research fellow and vice president of international development and coalitions at Common Sense Society. After receiving a B.A. in religion, he received an M.A. in theological ethics from Yale, followed by an M.A. in the history of the international relations of East Asia and a Ph.D. in international history with a focus on China and the Sino-Russian-American strategic triangle, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Theodore Dalrymple (the pen name of Dr. Anthony Daniels) is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. He is a retired physician who, most recently, practiced in a British inner-city hospital and prison. Denis Dutton, editor of Arts & Letters Daily, called Dalrymple the “Orwell of our time.”

Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon is a senior fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization. The author of eight books, including The Utopian Conceit and the War on Freedom and Why America is Such a Hard Sell: Beyond Pride and Prejudice, she has published over two hundred articles and reviews and makes frequent appearances on radio and television. Over three decades, she has also taught at the National Defense University, George Washington University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the Institute of World Politics, and currently at American University.

Prof. Ferenc Hörcher is head of the Research Institute of Politics and Government of the  University of Public Service, Hungary, and a senior research fellow of the Institute of Philosophy of the József Eötvös Research Network, Hungary. He is a political philosopher and a historian of political thought. His last book publications include: A Political Philosophy of Conservatism and A Political Philosophy of Conservatism. Prudence, Moderation and Tradition.

Dr. Joshua Mitchell is a senior fellow at Common Sense Society and a professor of political theory at Georgetown University. He has also been chairman of the government department and associate dean of faculty affairs at Georgetown University in Qatar. He has published several books including The Fragility of Freedom: Tocqueville on Religion, Democracy, and the American Future and American Awakening: Identity Politics and Other Afflictions of Our Time.

Dr. Pythagoras Petratos is a lecturer at the SAID Business School at the University of Oxford. He is a visiting fellow at Buckingham University and a visiting professor at the University of Thessaly. One of his main research interests lies in defense policy and economics and particularly the economics and financing of information security.

Dr. Roger Pilon is the Founding Director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, the inaugural holder of the B. Kenneth Simon Chair in Constitutional Studies, the founding publisher of the Cato Supreme Court Review, and vice president for Legal Affairs at the Cato Institute. Prior to joining Cato, Pilon held five senior posts in the Reagan administration.

Dr. Aaron Rhodes is a senior fellow at Common Sense Society and the president of the Forum for Religious Freedom-Europe, an independent nongovernmental organization. He previously served as the executive director of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights. He is the author of The Debasement of Human Rights: How Politics Sabotage the Ideal of Freedom.

Dr. Marjory Serrano-Coyer is a Venezuelan-born violinist. She has a B.A. and M.A. in violin performance from Shenandoah Conservatory and a Ph.D. from Catholic University of America. She has performed at festivals in Latin America, Europe and the United States and is currently a co-concertmaster for the Apollo Orchestra in Washington, D.C. She performs regularly with the American Festival Pops Orchestra and the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra.

With Performances By

Dr. László Stachó works at the Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, and at the University of Szeged. Over the past few years, he has been involved in a countrywide planning of music education curricula across Hungary. As a pianist and chamber musician, he has performed in several European countries and the U.S.

Ms. Zsófia Bódi is a professional singer and music therapist. She often participates in Hungarian and German opera courses, workshops, and oratorio concerts, working with renowned masters and conductors as a soloist and chamber signer. She received a degree in music therapy from Eotvos Lorand University and an M.A. from Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary.

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