GLOBAL LIBERTY POLICY FORUMS

Upcoming Events

Defending Freedom (Details Coming Soon!)
Zurich, Switzerland – November 15, 2024

Event Agendas

Sarasota, FL – 1 June 2024

Co-sponsored by New College of Florida



Palm Beach, FL – 10 February 2024


Zürich, Switzerland – 9 October 2023


16:00 – 16:10

Check-in


16:10 – 16:30

Welcome to GLI; Scott Atlas & Josh Rauh


16:30 – 17:30:

Niall Ferguson – “Freedom and Unfreedom: Lessons of the 20th Century”


17:30 – 18:10

Josh Rauh – “Capitalism: What’s Next”


18:10 – 18:20

Break


18:20 – 19:20

HR McMaster – “Threats to Global Freedom”


19:20 – 20:00

Scott Atlas – “Restoring Trust in Institutions”


19:55

Concluding Remarks

Joshua Rauh and Scott Atlas & Co-Founders, GLI


20:00 – 21:00

Reception


Dallas, TX – 23 September 2023


8:15am – 9:00am

Breakfast/Check-in


9:00am – 9:15am

Welcome & Introduction to GLI; Scott Atlas and Josh Rauh


9:15am – 10:15am

Session 1 with Heather Mac Donald


10:15am – 10:30am

Break


10:30am – 11:30am

Session 2 with Josh Rauh


11:30am – 12:30pm

Lunch


12:30pm – 1:30pm

Session 3 with Riley Gaines


1:30pm – 1:45pm

Break


1:45pm – 2:45pm

Session 4 with Scott Atlas


2:45pm – 3:00pm

Break


3:00pm – 4:00pm

Session 5 with John Yoo


4:00pm – 4:30pm

Wrap-Up & Next Steps; Scott Atlas and Josh Rauh


4:30pm – 5:30pm

Reception


6:00pm – 8:30pm

Food and Drinks!


Palm Beach, FL – 18 February 2023


8:00am – 8:20am

Breakfast/Check-in


8:20am – 8:30am

Welcome & Introduction to GLI; Scott Atlas and Josh Rauh


8:30am – 9:30am

Session 1 with Gad Saad


9:30am – 9:40am

Break


9:40am – 10:40am

Session 2 with Glenn Loury


10:40am – 10:50am

Break


10:50am – 11:50am

Session 3 with Jennifer Sey


11:50am – 12:30pm

Lunch


12:30pm – 1:30pm

Session 4 with Jason Riley


1:30pm – 1:40pm

Break


1:40pm – 2:40pm

Session 5 with Josh Rauh


2:40pm – 2:50pm

Break


2:50pm – 3:50pm

Session 6 with Scott Atlas


3:50pm – 4:00pm

Break


4:00pm – 5:00pm

Governor Ron DeSantis, Special Keynote Speaker and Fireside Chat


5:00pm – 6:30pm

Drinks and Hors D’oeuvres


Milan, Italy – 14 November 2022


Organizers:

Scott Atlas and Joshua Rauh, Global Liberty Institute

Location:

Palazzo Reale – Piazza del Duomo 14, 3th Floor, Milan


Welcome and Introductory remarks

Vito Velluzzi
Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Milan

Chiara Amalfitano
Head of Department of Italian and Supranational Public Law, University of Milan


Why Global Liberty Institute in Italy

Marilisa D’Amico
University of Milan

Edoardo C. Raffiotta
University of Milano-Bicocca


Introduction of the Global Liberty Institute

Scott Atlas
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Joshua Rauh
Hoover Institution, Stanford University


Lectio Magistralis

Nicolò Zanon
Vice President of the Italian Constitutional Court


Individual Liberties, Conformity, Social Control, and Compression of the Free Market Place of Ideas


Individual presentations

Science, Academia, and Public Health: Restoring Trust in Leadership After COVID

Scott Atlas
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Economic Implications of the US Elections for Global Policy

Joshua Rauh
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

US Elections

John Yoo
University of California, Berkeley


Other presentations


Q&A


Concluding remarks

Zug, Switzerland – 24 October 2022


Organizers:

Scott Atlas and Joshua Rauh, Global Liberty Institute

Location:

Theater Casino Zug, Artherstrasse 4, 6300 Zug, Switzerland


16:00 – 16:15

Welcome: Why the Global Liberty Institute?

Scott Atlas and Joshua Rauh
Senior Fellows, Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
Opening Remarks by Joshua Rauh
Opening Remarks by Scott Atlas


16:15 – 17:45

Session 1: Energy Policy and Energy Security

16:15 – 16:45: Keynote Lecture:

Bjørn Lomborg
President, Copenhagen Consensus, Denmark
Remarks by Bjørn Lomborg

16:45 – 17:45: Panel Discussion and Q&A with Panelists:

Irene Aegerter
Stiftung für eine sichere Stromversorgung, Switzerland
Remarks by Irene Aegerter

Reiner Eichenberger
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Remarks by Reiner Eichenberger

Bjørn Lomborg
Copenhagen Consensus, Denmark

Andy Mayer
(IEA), United Kingdom
Remarks by Andy Mayer


17:45 – 19:15

Session 2: Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and Alternative Money

17:45 – 18:15: Keynote Lecture:

Saifedean Ammous
Author, The Bitcoin Standard

18:15 – 19:15: Panel discussion and Q&A with Panelists:

Saifedean Ammous
Author, The Bitcoin Standard

Thomas Mayer
Flossbach von Storch Research, Germany

Luzius Meisser
Bitcoin Suisse, Switzerland

Heinz Tännler
Canton Zug Dept of Finance Swiss Blockchain Federation

H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
GIS Geopolitical Information Services, Liechtenstein

Q & A and Open Discussion


19:15 – 20:00

Wine Reception


Washington, DC. – 21 October 2022


Co‐Sponsors:

Global Liberty Institute, Hillsdale College, Academy for Science & Freedom; Salem Center for Policy at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas;

Organizers:

Scott Atlas, Richard Lowery, Joshua Rauh

Venue:

Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center; 227 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002


3:00 – 3:05

Welcome by Scott Atlas

Watch Welcome

Highlighted Quote:
Scott Atlas, GLI and Hoover Institution: “The overwhelming majority of universities have betrayed the public trust and damaged trust in institutions and in expertise overall by denying fact, spouting politicized opinion as university-endorsed thought, and now emphasizing ideology-based social policies as a guiding light for curriculum.”

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3:05 ‐ 3:10

Opening Remarks

Dr. Larry Arnn
President of Hillsdale College; Introduced by Scott Atlas.


3:10 ‐ 3:30

Keynote Speaker

James Hankins
Professor of History, Harvard University; Founder and General Editor, I Tatti Renaissance Library


3:30 ‐ 4:30

Panel 1: How We Lost Humanities to Ideology

Opening Speaker & Panel Moderator:

Brad C.S. Watson
Associate Professor of Government, Van Andel Graduate School of Government, Hillsdale College

Panel Speakers:

James Hankins (Harvard University); Dan Bonevac (UT Austin); Phil Magness (AIER)

Watch Introduction
Watch Brad C.S. Watson Remarks
Watch Panel Discussion

Highlighted Quote:
Brad Watson; Hillsdale: “Institutional capture … can only be solved if faculty members and administrators … exercise the virtue of courage, the critical virtue without which the other virtues are impossible, the virtue that is catastrophically in short supply.”

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Watch Excerpt


4:30 – 5:30

Panel 2: The Woke Destruction of Data‐ Driven Inquiry

Opening Speaker & Panel Moderator:

John E.R. Staddon
James B. Duke Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University

Panel Speakers:

Dorian Abbot (UChicago); Peter Arcidiacono (Duke University); Kevin Corinth (US Congress Joint Economic Committee); Joshua Rauh (Stanford Graduate Sch of Business, Global Liberty Institute, and Hoover Institution)

Watch Panel Discussion

Highlighted Quote:
Kevin Corinth: “If we cannot get real scientific evidence that’s divorced from the value judgments of the scientists who create it … that’s a very big threat to policymaking”

Original Tweet
Watch Excerpt

Highlighted Quote:
Josh Rauh: GLI and Hoover Institution: “We allowed ourselves to be silenced, thinking things couldn’t ever get so bad, that the woke destruction of data driven inquiry … could never get to the point that it has now. And yet it has.”

Original Tweet
Watch Excerpt


5:30 – 6:30

Panel 3: The Shutdown of Dissent in Science and Public Health

Opening Speaker & Panel Moderator:

Scott W. Atlas
Robert Wesson Senior Fellow | Health Policy, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Hillsdale AS&F; and Global Liberty Institute

Panel Speakers:

Jay Bhattacharya, MD PhD (Stanford U Sch of Medicine); Pat M. Fidopiastis, PhD (Cal Poly); Tracy Beth Høeg, MD PhD (Florida Dept of Public Health); Aaron Kheriaty, MD (Zephyr Institute); Matt Memoli, MD (NIH)

Watch Panel Discussion

Highlighted Quote:
Matt Memoli; NIH: “We have a big problem in medicine and science … it’s no longer about science, it’s about replacing biology with ideology, and the way that happens is because it’s all controlled by the funding.”

Original Tweet
Watch Excerpt


6:30 – 7:30

Dinner Break


7:30 – 8:30

Panel 4: Student Journalism and the Battle for On‐Campus Liberty

Opening Speaker & Panel Moderator:

Mollie Hemingway

Panel Speakers:

Julie Hartman (ex‐Harvard); Maggie Hroncich (Hillsdale); Max Meyer (ex‐Stanford); Chris Phillips (UChicago); Mimi St Johns (Stanford); Daniel Schmidt (Uchicago); Neelay Trivedi (Stanford)

Watch Panel Discussion

Highlighted Quote:
Mimi St. Johns; Stanford Review: “These are two specific examples of many at Stanford, but they exemplify Stanford’s gradual stagnation from an academic standpoint. While humanities courses are often obscure and focus on identity politics, the engineering and sciences course, the ones that are supposed to be concrete and objective, often are not. These D-E-I initiatives do little except destroy rational intellectual engagement”

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Watch Excerpt


8:30 – 9:30

Panel 5: Policy Ideas to Fix America’s Universities

Opening Speaker & Panel Moderator:

Todd J. Zywicki
George Mason University Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School

Panel Speakers:

Richard Corcoran (former Florida Education Commissioner); Robert Eitel (Defense of Freedom Institute); Richard Lowery (UT McCombs – Salem Center); Reed Rubinstein (America First Legal Foundation)

Watch Panel Discussion
Watch Richard Lowery Remarks
Watch Todd J. Zywicki Remarks

Zürich, Switzerland – 29 March 2022

17:00

Arrival and Registration


17:30

Welcome: Why the Global Liberty Institute?

Joshua Rauh and Scott Atlas
Co-Founders, GLI
Opening Remarks by Joshua Rauh
Opening Remarks by Scott Atlas


17:40

Welcoming GLI to Switzerland

Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud
Switzerland Ambassador to the United States
“Why the Global Liberty Institute?”


17:45

Panel 1: Economic Policy During the Pandemic: How Can the Damage be Undone?

Economics panel intro by Joshua Rauh

Moderator:

Joshua Rauh, Ormond Family Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, USA

Panelists:

Veronique de Rugy
George Gibbs Chair in Political Economy; Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, USA
Written remarks by Veronique de Rugy found here
Panel remarks by Veronique de Rugy

Reiner Eichenberger
Professor for Economic and Financial Policy, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Panel remarks by Reiner Eichenberger

Paul Frijters
Visiting Professor, London School of Economics, UK; Professor, MBS College, Saudi Arabia
Panel remarks by Paul Frijters

Konrad Hummler
Managing Partner, M1 AG, St. Gallen; Entrepreneur; President, Swiss Civil Society Association, Switzerland
Panel remarks by Konrad Hummler

Thomas Mayer
Managing Director and Founder, Flossbach von Storch Research Institute; former Chief Economist of Deutsche Bank, Germany
Written remarks by Thomas Mayer found here
Panel remarks by Thomas Mayer


18:30

Q & A and Open Discussion


18:50

Panel 2: Health, Class, and Civil Liberties in Lockdowns: What Happened and What’s Next?

Health panel intro by Scott Atlas

Moderator:

Scott Atlas, Robert Wesson Senior Fellow in Health Policy, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, USA

Panelists:

Marilisa D’Amico
Professor of Constitutional Law, and Vice-Rector for Legality, Transparency and Equality of Rights at the University of Milan, Italy
Written remarks by Marilisa D’Amico found here
Panel remarks by Marilisa D’Amico

Lotta Stern
CEO, Ratio Institute, Stockholm; Professor of Sociology, Stockholm University, Sweden.
Panel remarks by Lotta Stern

Pietro Vernazza
Former Chief Physician, Clinic for Infectious Diseases and Hospital Hygiene, St. Gallen Cantonal Hospital, Switzerland.
Panel remarks by Pietro Vernazza

John Yoo
Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Written remarks by John Yoo found here
Panel remarks by John Yoo


19:35

Q & A and Open Discussion


19:55

Concluding Remarks

Joshua Rauh and Scott Atlas & Co-Founders, GLI


20:00

Reception

GLOBAL LIBERTY POLICY FORUMS

Upcoming Events

Defending Freedom (Details Coming Soon!)
Zurich, Switzerland – November 15, 2024

Event Agendas

Sarasota, FL – 1 June 2024

Co-sponsored by New College of Florida



Palm Beach, FL – 10 February 2024


Zürich, Switzerland – 9 October 2023


16:00 – 16:10

Check-in


16:10 – 16:30

Welcome to GLI; Scott Atlas & Josh Rauh


16:30 – 17:30:

Niall Ferguson – “Freedom and Unfreedom: Lessons of the 20th Century”


17:30 – 18:10

Josh Rauh – “Capitalism: What’s Next”


18:10 – 18:20

Break


18:20 – 19:20

HR McMaster – “Threats to Global Freedom”


19:20 – 20:00

Scott Atlas – “Restoring Trust in Institutions”


19:55

Concluding Remarks

Joshua Rauh and Scott Atlas & Co-Founders, GLI


20:00 – 21:00

Reception


Dallas, TX – 23 September 2023


8:15am – 9:00am

Breakfast/Check-in


9:00am – 9:15am

Welcome & Introduction to GLI; Scott Atlas and Josh Rauh


9:15am – 10:15am

Session 1 with Heather Mac Donald


10:15am – 10:30am

Break


10:30am – 11:30am

Session 2 with Josh Rauh


11:30am – 12:30pm

Lunch


12:30pm – 1:30pm

Session 3 with Riley Gaines


1:30pm – 1:45pm

Break


1:45pm – 2:45pm

Session 4 with Scott Atlas


2:45pm – 3:00pm

Break


3:00pm – 4:00pm

Session 5 with John Yoo


4:00pm – 4:30pm

Wrap-Up & Next Steps; Scott Atlas and Josh Rauh


4:30pm – 5:30pm

Reception


6:00pm – 8:30pm

Food and Drinks!


Palm Beach, FL – 18 February 2023


8:00am – 8:20am

Breakfast/Check-in


8:20am – 8:30am

Welcome & Introduction to GLI; Scott Atlas and Josh Rauh


8:30am – 9:30am

Session 1 with Gad Saad


9:30am – 9:40am

Break


9:40am – 10:40am

Session 2 with Glenn Loury


10:40am – 10:50am

Break


10:50am – 11:50am

Session 3 with Jennifer Sey


11:50am – 12:30pm

Lunch


12:30pm – 1:30pm

Session 4 with Jason Riley


1:30pm – 1:40pm

Break


1:40pm – 2:40pm

Session 5 with Josh Rauh


2:40pm – 2:50pm

Break


2:50pm – 3:50pm

Session 6 with Scott Atlas


3:50pm – 4:00pm

Break


4:00pm – 5:00pm

Governor Ron DeSantis, Special Keynote Speaker and Fireside Chat


5:00pm – 6:30pm

Drinks and Hors D’oeuvres


Milan, Italy – 14 November 2022


Organizers:

Scott Atlas and Joshua Rauh, Global Liberty Institute

Location:

Palazzo Reale – Piazza del Duomo 14, 3th Floor, Milan


Welcome and Introductory remarks

Vito Velluzzi
Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Milan

Chiara Amalfitano
Head of Department of Italian and Supranational Public Law, University of Milan


Why Global Liberty Institute in Italy

Marilisa D’Amico
University of Milan

Edoardo C. Raffiotta
University of Milano-Bicocca


Introduction of the Global Liberty Institute

Scott Atlas
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Joshua Rauh
Hoover Institution, Stanford University


Lectio Magistralis

Nicolò Zanon
Vice President of the Italian Constitutional Court


Individual Liberties, Conformity, Social Control, and Compression of the Free Market Place of Ideas


Individual presentations

Science, Academia, and Public Health: Restoring Trust in Leadership After COVID

Scott Atlas
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Economic Implications of the US Elections for Global Policy

Joshua Rauh
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

US Elections

John Yoo
University of California, Berkeley


Other presentations


Q&A


Concluding remarks

Zug, Switzerland – 24 October 2022


Organizers:

Scott Atlas and Joshua Rauh, Global Liberty Institute

Location:

Theater Casino Zug, Artherstrasse 4, 6300 Zug, Switzerland


16:00 – 16:15

Welcome: Why the Global Liberty Institute?

Scott Atlas and Joshua Rauh
Senior Fellows, Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
Opening Remarks by Joshua Rauh
Opening Remarks by Scott Atlas


16:15 – 17:45

Session 1: Energy Policy and Energy Security

16:15 – 16:45: Keynote Lecture:

Bjørn Lomborg
President, Copenhagen Consensus, Denmark
Remarks by Bjørn Lomborg

16:45 – 17:45: Panel Discussion and Q&A with Panelists:

Irene Aegerter
Stiftung für eine sichere Stromversorgung, Switzerland
Remarks by Irene Aegerter

Reiner Eichenberger
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Remarks by Reiner Eichenberger

Bjørn Lomborg
Copenhagen Consensus, Denmark

Andy Mayer
(IEA), United Kingdom
Remarks by Andy Mayer


17:45 – 19:15

Session 2: Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and Alternative Money

17:45 – 18:15: Keynote Lecture:

Saifedean Ammous
Author, The Bitcoin Standard

18:15 – 19:15: Panel discussion and Q&A with Panelists:

Saifedean Ammous
Author, The Bitcoin Standard

Thomas Mayer
Flossbach von Storch Research, Germany

Luzius Meisser
Bitcoin Suisse, Switzerland

Heinz Tännler
Canton Zug Dept of Finance Swiss Blockchain Federation

H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
GIS Geopolitical Information Services, Liechtenstein

Q & A and Open Discussion


19:15 – 20:00

Wine Reception


Washington, DC. – 21 October 2022


Co‐Sponsors:

Global Liberty Institute, Hillsdale College, Academy for Science & Freedom; Salem Center for Policy at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas;

Organizers:

Scott Atlas, Richard Lowery, Joshua Rauh

Venue:

Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center; 227 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002


3:00 – 3:05

Welcome by Scott Atlas

Watch Welcome

Highlighted Quote:
Scott Atlas, GLI and Hoover Institution: “The overwhelming majority of universities have betrayed the public trust and damaged trust in institutions and in expertise overall by denying fact, spouting politicized opinion as university-endorsed thought, and now emphasizing ideology-based social policies as a guiding light for curriculum.”

Original Tweet
Watch Excerpt


3:05 ‐ 3:10

Opening Remarks

Dr. Larry Arnn
President of Hillsdale College; Introduced by Scott Atlas.


3:10 ‐ 3:30

Keynote Speaker

James Hankins
Professor of History, Harvard University; Founder and General Editor, I Tatti Renaissance Library


3:30 ‐ 4:30

Panel 1: How We Lost Humanities to Ideology

Opening Speaker & Panel Moderator:

Brad C.S. Watson
Associate Professor of Government, Van Andel Graduate School of Government, Hillsdale College

Panel Speakers:

James Hankins (Harvard University); Dan Bonevac (UT Austin); Phil Magness (AIER)

Watch Introduction
Watch Brad C.S. Watson Remarks
Watch Panel Discussion

Highlighted Quote:
Brad Watson; Hillsdale: “Institutional capture … can only be solved if faculty members and administrators … exercise the virtue of courage, the critical virtue without which the other virtues are impossible, the virtue that is catastrophically in short supply.”

Original Tweet
Watch Excerpt


4:30 – 5:30

Panel 2: The Woke Destruction of Data‐ Driven Inquiry

Opening Speaker & Panel Moderator:

John E.R. Staddon
James B. Duke Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University

Panel Speakers:

Dorian Abbot (UChicago); Peter Arcidiacono (Duke University); Kevin Corinth (US Congress Joint Economic Committee); Joshua Rauh (Stanford Graduate Sch of Business, Global Liberty Institute, and Hoover Institution)

Watch Panel Discussion

Highlighted Quote:
Kevin Corinth: “If we cannot get real scientific evidence that’s divorced from the value judgments of the scientists who create it … that’s a very big threat to policymaking”

Original Tweet
Watch Excerpt

Highlighted Quote:
Josh Rauh: GLI and Hoover Institution: “We allowed ourselves to be silenced, thinking things couldn’t ever get so bad, that the woke destruction of data driven inquiry … could never get to the point that it has now. And yet it has.”

Original Tweet
Watch Excerpt


5:30 – 6:30

Panel 3: The Shutdown of Dissent in Science and Public Health

Opening Speaker & Panel Moderator:

Scott W. Atlas
Robert Wesson Senior Fellow | Health Policy, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Hillsdale AS&F; and Global Liberty Institute

Panel Speakers:

Jay Bhattacharya, MD PhD (Stanford U Sch of Medicine); Pat M. Fidopiastis, PhD (Cal Poly); Tracy Beth Høeg, MD PhD (Florida Dept of Public Health); Aaron Kheriaty, MD (Zephyr Institute); Matt Memoli, MD (NIH)

Watch Panel Discussion

Highlighted Quote:
Matt Memoli; NIH: “We have a big problem in medicine and science … it’s no longer about science, it’s about replacing biology with ideology, and the way that happens is because it’s all controlled by the funding.”

Original Tweet
Watch Excerpt


6:30 – 7:30

Dinner Break


7:30 – 8:30

Panel 4: Student Journalism and the Battle for On‐Campus Liberty

Opening Speaker & Panel Moderator:

Mollie Hemingway

Panel Speakers:

Julie Hartman (ex‐Harvard); Maggie Hroncich (Hillsdale); Max Meyer (ex‐Stanford); Chris Phillips (UChicago); Mimi St Johns (Stanford); Daniel Schmidt (Uchicago); Neelay Trivedi (Stanford)

Watch Panel Discussion

Highlighted Quote:
Mimi St. Johns; Stanford Review: “These are two specific examples of many at Stanford, but they exemplify Stanford’s gradual stagnation from an academic standpoint. While humanities courses are often obscure and focus on identity politics, the engineering and sciences course, the ones that are supposed to be concrete and objective, often are not. These D-E-I initiatives do little except destroy rational intellectual engagement”

Original Tweet
Watch Excerpt


8:30 – 9:30

Panel 5: Policy Ideas to Fix America’s Universities

Opening Speaker & Panel Moderator:

Todd J. Zywicki
George Mason University Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School

Panel Speakers:

Richard Corcoran (former Florida Education Commissioner); Robert Eitel (Defense of Freedom Institute); Richard Lowery (UT McCombs – Salem Center); Reed Rubinstein (America First Legal Foundation)

Watch Panel Discussion
Watch Richard Lowery Remarks
Watch Todd J. Zywicki Remarks

Zürich, Switzerland – 29 March 2022

17:00

Arrival and Registration


17:30

Welcome: Why the Global Liberty Institute?

Joshua Rauh and Scott Atlas
Co-Founders, GLI
Opening Remarks by Joshua Rauh
Opening Remarks by Scott Atlas


17:40

Welcoming GLI to Switzerland

Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud
Switzerland Ambassador to the United States
“Why the Global Liberty Institute?”


17:45

Panel 1: Economic Policy During the Pandemic: How Can the Damage be Undone?

Economics panel intro by Joshua Rauh

Moderator:

Joshua Rauh, Ormond Family Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, USA

Panelists:

Veronique de Rugy
George Gibbs Chair in Political Economy; Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, USA
Written remarks by Veronique de Rugy found here
Panel remarks by Veronique de Rugy

Reiner Eichenberger
Professor for Economic and Financial Policy, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Panel remarks by Reiner Eichenberger

Paul Frijters
Visiting Professor, London School of Economics, UK; Professor, MBS College, Saudi Arabia
Panel remarks by Paul Frijters

Konrad Hummler
Managing Partner, M1 AG, St. Gallen; Entrepreneur; President, Swiss Civil Society Association, Switzerland
Panel remarks by Konrad Hummler

Thomas Mayer
Managing Director and Founder, Flossbach von Storch Research Institute; former Chief Economist of Deutsche Bank, Germany
Written remarks by Thomas Mayer found here
Panel remarks by Thomas Mayer


18:30

Q & A and Open Discussion


18:50

Panel 2: Health, Class, and Civil Liberties in Lockdowns: What Happened and What’s Next?

Health panel intro by Scott Atlas

Moderator:

Scott Atlas, Robert Wesson Senior Fellow in Health Policy, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, USA

Panelists:

Marilisa D’Amico
Professor of Constitutional Law, and Vice-Rector for Legality, Transparency and Equality of Rights at the University of Milan, Italy
Written remarks by Marilisa D’Amico found here
Panel remarks by Marilisa D’Amico

Lotta Stern
CEO, Ratio Institute, Stockholm; Professor of Sociology, Stockholm University, Sweden.
Panel remarks by Lotta Stern

Pietro Vernazza
Former Chief Physician, Clinic for Infectious Diseases and Hospital Hygiene, St. Gallen Cantonal Hospital, Switzerland.
Panel remarks by Pietro Vernazza

John Yoo
Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Written remarks by John Yoo found here
Panel remarks by John Yoo


19:35

Q & A and Open Discussion


19:55

Concluding Remarks

Joshua Rauh and Scott Atlas & Co-Founders, GLI


20:00

Reception