Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2018

Gottfried-von-Haberler Conference 2018
“If anything is certain, it is that I myself am not a Marxist.”  Karl Marx

Karl Marx:
Born 1818 and Still Going Strong?

(Karl Marx: Mythos und Realität)

The XIV. International Gottfried von Haberler Conference will take place on May 25, 2018 in Vaduz, at University of Liechtenstein. Topic: “Karl Marx: Born 1818 and Still Going Strong?” – German: “Karl Marx: Mythos und Realität”. The event will be organized and hosted by ECAEF – European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation. Support of the University of Liechtenstein and multiple local and international sponsors is gratefully acknowledged.

By invitation only

Admission:
General: CHF 100 / 100 Euro; Students: CHF 50 / 50 Euro

Academic Director:
Kurt R. Leube
Tel.: +1 650 248 4955 and +43 676 9428980; email: krleube at gmail com

Administration and Media Contacts:
Rosmarie Lutziger
Tel. +423 235 1570, email: rosmarie.lutziger at lgt com

Media Matters:
Karin Brigl
Tel. +423 235 2344, email: karin.brigl lgt com

Conference Schedule on May 25, 2018
9:00-9:30 Registration/Fee
9:30-9:45 Welcome and Opening by H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

Session I: 
On the Origin and the Development of Karl Marx’ Ideas.
9:45-10:00 Chair: Karl-Peter Schwarz (A)
10:00-10:30 “Freiheit durch Sozialismus? Der Mythos Karl Marx”
Hardy Bouillon (D)
10:30-10:45 Discussion
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:45 “A Spectre haunts Europe …”: The ‘Communist Manifesto’ after 170 Years”
Pedro Schwartz (ES)
11:45-12:00 Discussion

12:00-13:45 Buffet Luncheon for all participants at conference site

Session II: 
On Marx’ Economics: “… a most ingeniously conceived structure, … but – a House of Cards.”
13:45-14:00 Chair: Henrique Schneider (CH)
14:00-14:30 “Der moderne Sozialismus und die Kritik der österr. Schule” Michael Wohlgemuth (D)
14:30-14:45 Discussion
14:45-15:15 “Die rote Verführung: Mit zündenden Phrasen ins Paradies?” Philipp Batthyany (CH)
15:15-15:30 Discussion
15:30- 16:00 Coffee break

Session III: 
Marxism as a Dogma: Complete with Prophet, Sacred Texts and Promises shrouded in Mystery.
16:00-16:15 Chair: Peter Fischer (CH)
16:15-16:45 “A not-so ‘Shining Path’: Just one Case in Point of a Failed Idea ending in Terror”
Enrique Ghersi (Peru)
16:45-17:00 Discussion
17:00-17:30 “Is a Spectre Still Haunting Central Europe? Reflections of an Eyewitness.”
Timothy Garton Ash (UK)
17:30-18:00 Discussion (topical and general)
18:00-18:10 Farewell address: H.S.H Prince Michael of Liechtenstein.
18:20-18:30 Transportation by bus to Vaduz Castle
18:30-19:45 Cocktail Reception at Vaduz Castle.

Relevant literature will be offered for sale by www.buchausgabe.de