SPEAKERS 6-8 March 2020Madrid, Spain rsvp now SPEAKERS 6-8 March 2020Madrid, Spain MORE SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED... David FriedmanDavid FriedmanHe is an academic economist with a doctorate in physics who has spent the past twenty-two years teaching in a law school. His first book, The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism, was published in 1973 and includes a description of how a society with property rights and without government might function. There as elsewhere, he offers a consequentialist defense of libertarianism. One recent non-fiction book, Future Imperfect: Technology and Freedom in an Uncertain World, examines the implications of a variety of technological revolutions that might happen over the next few decades. His latest book is Legal Systems Very Different from Ours, covering systems from Periclean Athens through modern Amish and Romany, including some in which law enforcement was private and decentralized. He is also the author of two novels, one commercially published and one self-published, and, with his wife, a self-published medieval and renaissance cookbook and a larger self-published book related to their hobby of historical recreation. Juan Ramón RalloJuan Ramón RalloIs one of the most important figures in libertarianism and the Austrian School of Economics in Spain. He is an economist, writer, professor, and a media personality. He has a bachelor’s degree in law and economics from Universidad de Valencia and a doctorate and a master’s degree in economics from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid. He is currently a professor and co-director of Master’s Degree in Economics at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín and the Master’s Degree in Economics at the Center for Advanced Online Studies of Madrid Manuel Ayau (OMMA). He is also a professor of economics at IE University. And the former executive director of Instituto Juan de Mariana, Spain’s most important libertarian think tank. Juan Ramón collaborates as an economist in various highly prestigious Spanish media platforms with large audiences. And he is the writer of up to 14 books, some of them best sellers. Antonella MartyAntonella MartyShe is Associate Director of the Center for Latin America at Atlas Network (Washington, DC). And of the Center for American Studies of Fundación Libertad (Argentina). She is also undergraduate in International Relations at the Universidad Abierta Interamericana, and is the writer of three books: "The populist intellectual dictatorship", "What every 21st century revolutionary must know" and "Capitalism: an antidote to poverty". Craig BiddleCraig BiddleHe is editor of The Objective Standard and author of Loving Life: The Morality of Self-Interest and the Facts that Support It; Rational Egoism: The Morality for Human Flourishing; and the forthcoming Forbidden Fruit for Teens: Moral Truths Your Parents, Preachers, and Teachers Don’t Want You to Know. His book in progress is “Thinking in Principles.” He also serves on the board of directors of the Prometheus Foundation. Nils KarlsonNils KarlsonIs CEO and founding president of the Ratio Research Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He is an economist and political scientist, professor in Political Science at the University of Linköping. His research is focused on the interaction between politics, markets and civil society in Western democracies and welfare states. His most recent book in English is Statecraft and Liberal Reform in Advanced Democracies (Palgrave McMillan 2018), see http://ratio.se/nilskarlson/statecraft-liberal-reform-advanced-democracies/. Currently he is working on a book about the future of the European Union. Chandran KukathasChandran KukathasHe is Dean of the School of Social Sciences at Singapore Management University, where he holds the Lee Kong Chian Chair in Political Science. He was previously Head of the Department of Government at the London School of Economics, where he held the Chair of Political Theory. He is the author of a number of books including Hayek and Modern Liberalism, and The Liberal Archipelago. His next book, Immigration and Freedom, is forthcoming with Princeton University Press in 2020.