Lars Peder Nordbakken

Chair of the Organizing Committee

Dear Members of the Mont Pelerin Society,

It is an honor to invite you to an historic 75th anniversary General Meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society in Oslo, Norway, October 4-8, 2022, to explore, exchange and discuss the need to reform and renew liberalism in response to the great challenges of our time. The meeting will also be historic in another sense, as it will mark the first ever meeting of our society in Norway.

At a time of fundamental uncertainties and threats to both Liberalism and the open society and rules-based international order, it is also with a certain sense of urgency that we invite you to take part in this meeting. We will be covering many pressing and interrelated issues, some of them with clear parallels to the first meeting in 1947.

The main theme of the meeting is “Liberal Institutions and International Order — renewing the infrastructure of liberty”.

This international perspective has always been present in the history of the Mont Pelerin Society, notably among some of its most well-known intellectual profiles from the early years, from Mises and Hayek, to Robbins, Röpke and Einaudi. We might as well have copied the words Lionel Robbins wrote during the first meeting in 1947, as he spelled out the sixth “area of study”, later to be adopted in the official Statement of Aims of the MPS:

“The problem of the creation of an international order conducive to the safeguarding of peace and liberty and permitting the establishment of harmonious international economic relations.”

The program of the Oslo meeting is also reminiscent of the MPS’s early days in another way: There will only be plenary sessions, so we will venture out together on board the same “ship”, throughout the meeting.

On behalf of the program and organizing committees, and my colleagues at Civita, I look forward to welcoming you and your guests in Oslo, October 4-8, 2022.

Lars Peder Nordbakken
Chair of the Organizing Committee
Mont Pelerin Society General Meeting Oslo 2022

Program Committee
Peter J. Boettke (Chair)
Lars P. Nordbakken
Karen I. Horn
Stefan Kolev
Eamonn Butler
Lars P. Feld
Nils Karlson
Hans Chr. Garmann Johnsen

Organizing Committee
Lars P. Nordbakken (Chair)
Marius Doksheim
Therese Thomassen
Cathrine Ulrikson
Aage Figenschou
Benjamin Powell

Host Organization


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