Freedom, Commerce, and Peace

I’ve been working with my colleagues on our conference on “Freedom, Commerce, and Peace: A Regional Agenda” to be held October 25-27 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Russian website is nearly completed and the English version will be up this week. The Georgian version is also underway.

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Confirmed speakers include:

Andrei Illarionov, former Chief Economic Advisor to the president of the Russian Federation
Murat Sultanov, Chairman of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan
Kakha Bendukidze, State Minister for Coordination of Reforms of Georgia
Crist��?���³bal Montoro, former Minister of Finance of Spain
Vesna ��?��� kare-O��?���¾bolt, former Minister of Justice of Croatia
Lajos Bokros, former Minister of Finance of Hungary
Ian Vasquez, Director of the Cato Institute’s Project on Global Economic Liberty
Anders ��?�¢?�¦slund, former Swedish diplomat, Eurasia expert, and senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics
Piotr Kaznacheev, Senior Editor,, and former Senior Adviser in the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation
Robert Lawson, co-author of Economic Freedom of the World
Mart Laar, former Prime Minister of Estonia (and 2006 Milton Friedman Prize Winner)
….and your humble servant, as well as others whose participation is still to be confirmed, including Michael Saakashvili, President of Georgia.

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NOTE: The papers (in English and in Russian) and audio recordings from the Cato Institute’s 2004 conference in Moscow, “A Liberal Agenda For the New Century: A Global Perspective,” are available here.

UPDATE: A few more confirmed speakers: Alexander Lomaia, Minister of Education of Georgia, Ashot Markosyan, Deputy Minister for State Property of Armenia, Vahagn Khachatryan, former Mayor of Yerevan (capital of Armenia). More coming…

One Response to “Freedom, Commerce, and Peace”

  1. Hi!

    I’m georgian student studying law in Germany. I’m big fan of Hayek and hope soon his ideas will be spread in Georgia too.
    In october I will be in Georgia and really want to attend this conference! Is it possible?

    With best wishes,