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 14th International Gottfried von Haberler Conference took 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 was organized and hosted by ECAEF – European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation. Support of the University of Liechtenstein and multiple local and international sponsors was 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 “Liberalismus oder Sozialismus als Zukunftsfrage” 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 offered for sale by www.buchausgabe.de. Links to all recent GvH Conferences:

14th Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2018
13th Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2017
12th Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2016
11th Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2015
10th Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2014
9th Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2013