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Sestri Levante 8-9 October 2016

In the Fall of each year, Istituto Bruno Leoni organizes a Mises Seminar in Sestri Levante, hosting young scholars from several European countries and the U.S., carefully selected among the many applications submitted.

The Seminar is titled after Ludwig von Mises, the great Austrian economist that tutored Murray Rothbard and several important thinkers and is emerging as a significant event in the cultural life of contemporary classical liberalism, offering a distinguished audience to a few brilliant young libertarian scholars.

IBL hosts a number of young (under-35) researchers. Each scholar or team of scholars presents a paper reflecting their original work.

During the Seminar itself, each paper is briefly presented by their respective authors and commented by a scholar from an academic or a research establishment and, immediately thereafter, will be discussed by the audience.

The Seminar is held in English and attendance is open to all.

The keynote speakers of this year’s edition are:

Chandran Kukathas
Chair in Political Theory and Head of Department of Government, at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Writer and political commentator, Senior Fellow of The Center on Global Prosperity at the Independent Institute


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Keynote Speakers
Chandran Kukathas
Chandran Kukathas is a Malaysian-born Australian political theorist known for his work on multiculturalism and liberalism.
Professor Kukathas completed his BA in History and Political Science at the Australian National University and his MA in Politics at the University of New South Wales before going on to a DPhil in Politics at Oxford University. He is currently Chair in Political Theory and Head of Department of Government, at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
His major work is The Liberal Archipelago: A Theory of Diversity and Freedom (Oxford University Press, 2003), where he offers a treatment of this influential theory of minority rights. The work is a defence of a form of liberalism and multiculturalism, investigating the principled basis of a free society marked by cultural diversity and group loyalties.

Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Alvaro Vargas Llosa is a Peruvian-Spanish writer and political commentator. He is currently Senior Fellow of The Center on Global Prosperity at the Independent Institute, who has been a nationally syndicated columnist for the Washington Post Writers Group.
He received his B.Sc. in international history from the London School of Economics and an M.A. in Value Investing and Theory of the Cycle at OMMA in Spain.
He is the author, among others, of the books Global Crossings: Immigration, Civilization, and America (2013), Lessons from the Poor (2008), The Che Guevara Myth (2006), Liberty for Latin America (2005), Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot (1999, with Carlos Alberto Montaner and Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza).