We’re proud to announce the first ever European Students For Liberty Ukraine Summit, coming to Kiev on the weekend of October 25-26th, 2014.
This will be our first major event happening in the country, where we will hope to unite students, young people, and anyone interested in freedom to discuss peace, social and economic liberties, and the future of freedom in Ukraine.
25-26 октября 2014 года в Киеве пройдет конференция “ЕВРОПЕЙСКИЕ СТУДЕНТЫ за свободу” в Украине.
На форуме в качестве спикеров выступят вице-президент Atlas Network Том Палмер, автор грузинских реформ, бывший министр экономики Каха Бендукидзе и другие известные гости. Также слово будет предоставлено студентам университетов Украины.
All are welcome to join!
- When : 25-26 October 2014
- Where : Kiev, Ukraine
- Program : Coming soon
- Sponsor : The Atlas Network
- Registration cost : Free!
- Language : English, Ukrainian, and Russian
- Dress Code : Business casual
- Facebook: Event link
Tom G. Palmer is the executive vice president for international programs at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, and is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks.
Before joining Cato he was an H. B. Earhart Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford University, and a vice president of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. He frequently lectures in North America, Europe, Eurasia, Africa, Latin America, India, China and throughout Asia, and the Middle East on political science, public choice, civil society, and the moral, legal, and historical foundations of individual rights.
He has published reviews and articles on politics and morality in scholarly journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy,Ethics, Critical Review, and Constitutional Political Economy, as well as in publications such as Slate, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Die Welt, Caixing, Al Hayat, the Washington Post, and The Spectator of London. He is the author ofRealizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice, published in 2009, and the editor of The Morality of Capitalism, published in 2011.
Palmer received his B.A. in liberal arts from St. Johns College in Annapolis, Maryland, his M.A. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and his doctorate in politics from Oxford.
Kakha Bendukidze is a Georgian statesman and businessman, and is a founder of Knowledge Fund, the founding organization of the Free University of Tbilisi and Agricultural University of Georgia.
After the Rose Revolution, he served as Georgian Minister of Economy (June–December 2004), Minister for Reform Coordination (December 2004 – January 2008) and Head of the Chancellery of Government of Georgia (February 2008 – February 2009).
Previously, he had served as Georgia’s economic development minister since 2004, state minister for reform co-ordination from 2004 to 2008 and head of the State Chancellery from 2008 to 2009.
Before embarking on his political career in the wake of the 2003 Rose Revolution, Mr. Bendukidze had been chief executive officer and chairman of OMZ, one of Russia’s largest heavy engineering companies, from 1996 to 2004. He had begun his career in the 1980s as a scientific researcher; in 1989 he co-founded the Bioprocess Corporation in Moscow and subsequently became chairman of the company. Mr. Bendukidze served as a Non-Executive Director at Aqua Bounty Technologies, Inc. from July 2012 until October 2012.
He graduated in biology and genetics from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi University and holds a postgraduate degree in molecular biology from Lomonosov Moscow State University.