The moment you’ve all been waiting for is here! Applications for the Liberty League Conference 2011, the UK libertarian event of the year are now open.
Date: Saturday, October 22nd 2011
Time: Kicks off at 11am, with Dinner from 8pm
Venue: National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2HE
There are only 50 student, and 50 non-student places, so make sure you apply quickly! Once your application is accepted, the fees are £30 for students, and £65 for non-students. This not only pays for a day full of libertarian lectures and discussion, but for a set dinner at the end.
Confirmed speakers (more tbc):
Speaking on “Where next for Education?” in the Institute of Economic Affairs Panel
- Chair: Professor Philip Booth, editorial and programme of the Institute of Economic Affairs, and professor of insurance and risk management at Cass Business School
- Toby Young, author, journalist, and one of the driving forces behind the West London Free School
- Professor James Tooley, author of “The Beautiful Tree”, director of the E.G. West Centre, and professor of education policy at Newcastle University
- Dale Bassett, research director at Reform
- Professor Len Shackleton, former dean of the UEL Royal Docks Business School, and of the University of Westminster Business School.
Speaking on “How the State Harms the Poor”
- Chair: Sam Bowman, head of research at the Adam Smith Institute
- Kristian Niemitz, poverty research fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs
- Brendan O’Neill, editor of Spiked magazine
- Dr Anthony Daniels (aka Theodore Dalrymple), columnist, author, doctor and psychiatrist
- Dr Mark Pennington, reader in public policy at Queen Mary University, and author of “Robust Political Economy: Classical Liberalism and the Future of Public Policy”
Debating the Chicago vs. Austrian economic schools in The Cobden Centre Debate:
- Referee: Dr Eamonn Butler, director of the Adam Smith Institute and author of “The Condensed Wealth of Nations”
- On the Chicago side: Dr Andrew Lilico, director of Europe Economics, and member of the IES/Sunday Times Shadow Monetary Policy Committee
- On the Austrian side: Dr Adam Martin, post-doctoral fellow at New York University
Speaking on whether “Islam and Libertarianism” can and should be reconciled:
- Mustafa Akyol, journalist, Turkish newspaper columnist and author of “Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty”.
Our after-dinner speaker on future challenges to liberty is the Member of Parliament for Wycombe:
- Steve Baker MP, co-founder of the Cobden Centre, chartered engineer, and former engineer officer in the Royal Air Force.