The Conference, held on August 19, 2001, before an audience about 200, especially young people, from all over Europe, who joined together on the beautiful banks of the Rhine for the traditional Summer Academy of the German Schiller Institue. Every year, the Schiller Institute organizes such a two day event with several presentations on crucial subjects, musical contributions and a lot of formal and informal discussions. This year's Summer Academy had the theme "THE BATTLE FOR THE MIND -- What is the prospect of the young people of today?"
The program was idea-dense, indeed. Following the keynote presentation of Lyndon H. LaRouche, Bruce Director spoke about the history of the Calculus, tracing it back to Kepler's elliptical law of the planets' orbits.
Another panel was on the neo-Darwinian attack on Man, dealing with questions like human cloning, Peter Singer's utilitarian movement, and what "Life Sciences" should be really all about."
Next morning Helga Zepp LaRouche spoke on "The bankruptcy of today's ruling elite, and the alternative in Schiller's idea of the Sublime." The lively discussion led into presentations on two great Renaissance personalities: The French heroine Joan of Arc, and the English humanist Thomas More.
The Academy ended with a presentation the foundations of classical musical composition. In fact, it had also opened with music: a great rehearsal of the European chorus and orchestra of the Schiller Institute. They worked on a choral fugue by J.S. Bach (Overture in C Major and motet "Jesu, meine Freude") and on excerpts from Joseph Haydn's oratory "The Creation".
Summer European Conference
August 18-19, 2001