Liberal Institutions and International Order
– renewing the infrastructure of freedom and liberalism

The meeting is structured around the following set of interdependent subthemes, central to our efforts to reinvent liberalism for the 21st century:

  • Challenges and Prospects for the Liberal World Order
  • The New Globalization and The Future of the WTO
  • Restating the Case for Liberal Democracy
  • New Perspectives on Institutions and The Nordic Model(s)
  • Federalism and the Future of the European Union
  • The Monetary and Financial Framework
  • Freeing The Captured Economy and Reforming the Framework of the Market Economy
  • Liberty in the Narrow Corridor of Checks and Balances
  • Reinventing Liberalism for the 21st Century

As part of the program we will also revisit three milestones in the history of ideas, closely connected to the Mont Pelerin Society:

  • The great socialist calculation debate, 100 years after Ludwig von Mises’ pioneering contribution was first published in 1920.
  • The 60th anniversary of Friedrich Hayek’s Constitution of Liberty, published in 1960.
  • The precursor to the Mont Pelerin Society: Colloque Walter Lippmann in Paris, 1938.

The meeting will also reach out to young scholars and talents, by means of:

  • Special pre-program Young Scholar Sessions, inviting young scholars to address the central theme of the meeting.
  • The Hayek Essay Contest, also thematically aligned with the main theme of the meeting.

Program at a glance

Tuesday, September 1

Wednesday, September 2

Thursday, September 3

Friday, September 4

Saturday, September 5

Tuesday, September 1

08:30-12:00

Registration

12:00-12:30

Start Registration

12:30-18:00

Young Scholars Sessions

19:00-19:30

Welcome Cocktail

19:30

Opening Dinner

Wednesday, September 2

08:30-12:00

Presidential Address
- John B. Taylor

Challenges and Prospects for the Liberal World Order
- Edwin van de Haar (Chair)
- G. John Ikenberry
- Bill Emmott
- Dalibor Rohac
- Rolf J. Langhammer

12:30

Lunch

14:00-18:00

The New Globalization and the Future of the WTO
- Victoria Curzon-Price (Chair)
- Richard Baldwin
- Karl-Heinz Paqué
- Fan, Gang
- Isabella Maria Weber
- Jeffrey I. Kim

Thursday, September 3

08:30-12:00

Restarting the Case for Liberal Democracy
- Eamonn Butler (Chair)
- Viktor Vanberg
- Hans Chr. Garmann Johnsen
- Lars F. H. Svendsen

New Perspectives on Institutions and the Nordic Model(s)
- Hannes Gissurarson (Chair)
- Mark Pennington
- Samuel Hammond
- Lars Peder Nordbakken
- Pontus Braunerhjelm

12:30

Lunch

14:00

Excursion

Friday, September 4

08:30-12:00

Members Meeting

Hayek Essay Contest
- Benjamin Powell (Chair)

The Monetary and Financial Framework
- John B. Taylor (Chair)
- Lars P. Feld
- Lawrence H. White
- Warren Coats
- Adalbert Winkler

12:30

Lunch

14:00-18:00

Freeing the Captured Economy and Reforming the Framework of the Market Economy
- J.R. Clark (Chair)
- Steven M. Seles
- Luigi Zingales
- Justus Haucap
- Leszek Balcerowicz

The Great Reversal. How America Gave Up On Free Markets.
- Thomas Philippon

Saturday, September 5

08:30-12:00

Federalism and the Future of the EU
- Alberto Mingardi (Chair)
- Michael Wohlgemuth
- Zsuzsa Breier
- Krassen Stanchev
- Nils Karlson
- Angelo Santagostino

History of Ideas Session:
- Bruce Caldwell (Chair)

From The Socialist Calculation Debate to The Constitution of Liberty
- Peter J. Boettke
- Erwin Dekker

12:30

Lunch

14:00-18:00

The Colloque Walter Lippmann after over 80 years
- Stefan Kolev
- Karen I. Horn

Reinventing Liberalism for the 21st Century
- Karen I. Horn (Chair)
- Franziska Meifort
- Ralf Fücks
- Tom G. Palmer
- Jacob T. Levy
- Mario Vargas Llosa

19:00

Closing Dinner

Full program

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