Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2020

gottfried haberler conference 2020
“By giving the government unlimited powers, the most arbitrary rule can be made legal; and in this way a democracy may set up the most complete despotism imaginable.” – Friedrich A. von Hayek (Nobel Prize 1974)

On the Morality of the State
and the State of Political Morals


Über die Hybris der Staaten und den Zustand politischer Moral


Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2020 | The 16th International Gottfried v. Haberler Conference will take place on May 29, 2020 at University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz. Conference topic: On the Morality of the State and the State of Political Morals. The event will be organized and hosted by ECAEF – European Center of Austrian Economics Foundation. The support of the University of Liechtenstein and multiple local and international sponsors is gratefully acknowledged.

By invitation only

Admission: General CHF 150/Euro 150; Students CHF 50/Euro 50

Academic Director: Kurt R. Leube
Tel. +1 650 248 4955 and Tel. +43 676 942 8980 (krleube at gmail.com)

Administration: Rosmarie Lutziger
Tel. +423 235 1570 (Rosmarie.Lutziger at lgt.com)

Media Matters: Karin Brigl
Tel. +423 235 2344 (karin.brigl at lgt.com)

Conference Program:
09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-09:45 Welcome and Opening by H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

Session I:
Behind a Democratic Veil: A new Centralism and a Downfall of Standards
09:45-10:00 Chair: Peter Fischer (CH)
10:00-10:30 “Democracy as Practiced is Flawed: The New Machiavellianism” – Pedro Schwarz (ES)
10:30-10:45 Discussion
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-11:45 “Der zunehmende Zentralismus in der Europäischen Wirtschafts- und
Gesellschaftspolitik” – Lars P. Feld (D)
11:45-12:00 Discussion

12:00-13:30 Buffet Luncheon for all participants at conference site

Session II:
On Autocratic Tendencies and the Erosion of Individual Freedom
13:30-13:45 Chair: Hardy Bouillon (D)
13:45-14:15 “Semantic Traps: Politics with Loaded Terms” – Terry L. Anderson (USA)
14:15-14:30 Discussion
14:30-15:00 “Über ein drohendes Bargeldverbot und die Folgen” – Thorsten Hens (CH)
15:00-15:15 Discussion
15:15-15:45 Coffee break

Session III:
On Power, Corruption and the End of the Rule of Law
15:45-16:00 Chair: Karl-Peter Schwarz (AT)
16:00-16:30 “The Separation of Powers as Cornerstone of Liberty under Law Chandran” – Kukathas (AU)
16:30-16:45 Discussion
16:45-17:15 “Über den Rechtspositivismus und das Ende des Rechtsstaats” – Henrique Schneider (CH)
17:15-17:45 Discussion (general)
17:45-18:00 Farewell address by H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

18:15-18:30 Transportation by bus to the cocktail reception at Vaduz Castle
18:30-19:45 Cocktail Reception at Vaduz Castle

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