FMRS Tbilisi

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11:00 – 11:45 Registration and Coffee
11:45 – 12:00 Opening and welcome

  • H.E. Benkö Arad (Ambassador of Austria to Georgia)
  • Peter Bochmann (Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom)
  • Gia Jandieri (Co-Founder and vice-president of New Economic School – Georgia)
  • Federico Fernandez (Austrian Economics Center)
  • Vaja Vardidze (Sulkhan Saba University)
12:00 – 13:30 Panel 1 – European Values – Which ones?
Moderator: Tamta Mikaberidze (Sulkhan Saba University)

  • Federico Fernandez (Austrian Economics Center): “Can Liberty Make a Comeback in Europe?”
  • Thomas Bacheimer (European Goldstandard Institute): “How the governments (and EU) were breaching the rule of law to save banks and Euro-Vision”
  • Akaki Tsomaia: “Where is Georgia: Europe or Asia?”
  • Paata Sheshelidze (New Economic School – Georgia)
  • Richard Teather (Bournemouth University): “UK – BREXIT or not BREXIT?”
13:30- 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Panel 2 – “Hidden” Burden of Regulation
Moderator: George Chkhivadze (New Economic School – Georgia)

  • Cris Lingle (Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala): “Welfare Parasitism”
  • Vahagn Khachatryan (Former Mayor of Yerevan): “Armenia after the Revolution – Programs and Promises”
  • Kai Weiß (Friedrich A.v. Hayek Institut): “What Has Government Done to Our Money”
  • Avigdor Jardeni (Entrepreneur): “How easy are Regulations in Israel”
  • Konstantin Topuria (University of Georgia): “Higher Education – What the Young Can Get from It?”
16:00 Closing remarks

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