Monday 27 July 2009

The Big One

Liberty 2009

The Annual Conference of the Libertarian Alliance. In association with the Libertarian International.

National Liberal Club, One Whitehall Place, Westminster, London, SW1A 2HE

Saturday 24 October 2009

09.00am - 10.00am Registration and Refreshments

10.00am – 10.05am Introduction

Dr. Sean Gabb (Director, Libertarian Alliance)

10.05am – 10.45am

Session 1: The UK Libertarian Party: A Showcase Presentation

• Speaker: Chris Mounsey (Communications Director, UK Libertarian Party; Blogger, The Devils Kitchen)

• Moderator: Dr. Tim Evans (President, Libertarian Alliance)

10.45am – 11.15am Coffee Break

11.15am – 12.15pm Session 2: Thoughts on Objectivism and the Philosophy of Ayn Rand

• Speaker: Professor Tibor Machan (Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Auburn University; Research Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University; Adjunct Scholar at the CATO Institute)

• Moderator: Dr. Sean Gabb (Director, Libertarian Alliance)

12.15pm – 2.00pm Free time for Lunch in the local area

2.00pm – 2.45pm Session 3 The State the Treasury is Now In:The Urgent Need for a Rediscovery of the Private Supply of Public Goods

• Speaker: Dr. Richard Wellings (Deputy Editorial Director, Institute of Economic Affairs)

• Moderator: David Farrer (Financial Director, Libertarian Alliance)

2.45pm – 3.30pm Session 4 A Libertarian Critique of the European Union

• Speaker: Josie Appleton (Convenor, Manifesto Club)

• Moderator: Christian Michel (European Director, Libertarian Alliance; President, Libertarian International)

3.30pm – 4.00pm Coffee Break

4.00pm – 5.00pm Session 5 A Libertarian Critique of Karl Popper • Speakers: Dr. Jan Lester (Libertarian Alliance)

• Moderator: Patrick Crozier (Transport Spokesman, Libertarian Alliance)

5.00pm – 7.30pm Free Time and Cash Bar

7.30pm – 10.30pm 2008 LA Annual Dinner and Awards

• Award 1 LA Liberty In Action Award 2009 • Award 2 LA Liberty in Theory Award 2009 • After Dinner Speaker

Sunday 25 October 2008

09.30am - 10.00am Refreshments

10.00am – 10.45am Session 6 A Classical Liberal Perspective on International Relations

• Speaker: Dr. Razeen Sally (Senior Lecturer, International Relations Department, London School of Economics) TBC

• Moderator: David Carr (Legal Affairs Spokesman, Libertarian Alliance)

10.45am – 11.30am Session 7 Thoughts of a Libertarian Muslim

• Speakers: Babek Farrahi (London Correspondent, Diplomatic Courier Magazine)

• Moderator: David McDonagh (Libertarian Alliance)

11.30am – 12.00pm Coffee Break

12.00pm - 12.45pm Session 8 A Personal Story: A Libertarian Perspective on Being Home Educated

• Speakers: Sophie Robbins (Home Educated Student; blogger, ValleyForge)

• Moderator: Nigel Meek (Editorial and Subscription Director, Libertarian Alliance)

12.45pm-2.15pm Free-Time for Lunch in the Local Area

2.15pm – 3.00pm Session 9 Tories and the Liberal Democrats: Prospects for a Classical Liberal Agenda

• Speakers: Shane Frith (Director, Progressive Vision)

Mark Littlewood (Campaign Director, Progressive Vision; Blogger, Liberal Vision)

• Moderator: David Davis (LA Blogmaster, Libertarian Alliance)

3.00pm – 3.45pm Session 10 Banking, Honest Money and the Free Market

• Speaker: Dr. Anthony J. Evans (Assistant Professor of Economics and Course Director, MEB London, ESCP Europe Business School; Academic Director, The Cobden Centre)

• Moderator: Christian Michel (European Director, Libertarian Alliance; President, Libertarian International)

3.45pm - 5.00pm Drinks Reception


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