Liberal Institutions and International Order
– renewing the infrastructure of liberty

As shown in the Program at a glance below, the meeting is structured around a set of interrelated subthemes, central to an ongoing effort to reinvent and revive liberalism, fit for the 21st century.

The program also features the following special sessions aligned with the themes and guiding thoughts behind the program:

  • A pre-program Young Scholars Session, inviting young scholars to address the central theme of the meeting.
  • A special 75th Anniversary Lecture followed by a conversation reflecting on the history and future of the Mont Pelerin Society.
  • The Hayek Essay Contest, also thematically related to the main themes of the meeting and to some of Friedrich Hayek’s writings on liberal and international order.

Program at a glance

Tuesday, October 4

  • 12:00 - 18:00

    Registration

    Young Scholar Sessions

  • 19:00 - 19:30

    Welcome cocktail

  • 19:30 - 22:30

    Opening dinner

Wednesday, October 5

  • 08:30 - 11:30

    Challenges and Prospects for the Liberal World Order

    The New Totalitarian Threats: Russia and China

  • 11:30 - 12:30

    Lunch

  • 12:30 - 18:30

    The New Globalization and The Future of the WTO

    The Climate and Environmental Challenge and Opportunity

    75th Anniversary Lecture and Conversation

Thursday, October 6

  • 08:30 - 12:30

    Reforming the Framework of the Market Economy

    The Challenge of Neo-Planism and Top-down Industrial Policies

  • 12:30 - 14:00

    Lunch

  • 14:00 - 18:00

    Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creative Destruction

    Freedom and the Pandemic

    The Enemies of the Open Society 2.0.

Friday, October 7

  • 08:30 - 12:00

    New Perspectives on Liberal Democracy and the Social Contract

    The Monetary, Financial and Fiscal Framework under Pressure

  • 12:00 - 13:00

    Lunch

  • 13:00 - 19:00

    Excursion

Saturday, October 8

  • 08:30 - 12:30

    Federalism, Subsidiarity and the Future of the EU

    Hayek Essay Contest

    Members Meeting

  • 12:30 - 14:00

    Lunch

  • 14:00 - 18:00

    Reforming Liberalism: From The Colloque Walter Lippmann to the Present

    Reinventing Liberalism for the 21st Century

  • 19:30 - 20:00

    Cocktail reception

  • 20:00 - 23:00

    Closing dinner

Full program

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