XV. International Gottfried von Haberler Conference


When Naive Presumptions
prompt Hasty Judgments:
On the Benefits and Problems
of Genetic Engineering

Wenn Vermutungen zum Urteil werden:
Die Gentechnologie am Pranger

“Denying the science and technology of which genetic engineering is the current striking manifestation is simply an ostrich reaction and cannot solve our problems”.  Bernard E. Rollin

Gottfried von Haberler Conference 2019 | The 15th International Gottfried v. Haberler Conference will take place on May 17, 2019 at University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz. Conference topic: When Naive Presumptions prompt Hasty Judgments: On the Benefits and Problems of Genetic Engineering. 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 100/Euro 100; Students CHF 50/Euro 50

Academic Director: Kurt R. Leube
Tel. +1 650 248 4955 (krleube at stanford.edu)
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 on May 17, 2019

9:00-9:30  Registration/Fee
9:30-9:45  Welcome and Opening by Prince Michael of Liechtenstein

Session I:  Biotechnology – Origins, Advances and Current State (9:30-12:00)
9:45-10:00  Chair: Peter Fischer (CH)
10:00-10:30  “Fertilizing, Grafting and Vaccination: What Does Modern Biotechnology Do?” – H.S.H. Princess Therese of Liechtenstein (LI)
10:30-10:45  Discussion
10:45-11:15  Coffee break
11:15-11:45  “Tales of Woe: How Regulation Has Destroyed Entire Sectors of Biotechnology” – Henry I. Miller (USA)
11:45-12:00  Discussion
12:00-13:30  Buffet Luncheon for all participants at conference site

Session II:  Organic, Bio, Natural? On Ignorance and Semantic Traps (13:30-15:15)
13:30-13:45  Chair: Vinzenz von Thurn-Valsassina (A/UY)
13:45-14:15  “Überforderte Gesetzgeber: Was unterscheidet konventionelles und genomisches Züchten?” – Klaus Ammann (CH)
14:15-14:30  Discussion
14:30-15:00  “Only Evidence Matters! Towards a Rational Dialogue on GMOs!” – Agnes Ricroch (F)
15:00-15:15  Discussion
15:15 – 15:45  Coffee break

Session III:  Shackles on Men’s Mind? On the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (15:45-18:10)
15:45-16:00  Chair: Henrique Schneider (CH)
16:00-16:30  “On Biotech Crops, Environmental Impact and Climate Change” – Graham Brookes (UK)
16:30-16:45  Discussion
16:45-16:50  Chair
16:50-17:20  “Können GVOs helfen die Welt zu ernähren?” – Matin Qaim (D)
17:20-17:35  Discussion
17:35-18:00  Discussion (general)
18:00-18:10  Farewell address: H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
18:20-18:30  Transportation by bus to the cocktail reception at Vaduz Castle
18:30-19:45  Cocktail Reception at Vaduz Castle

Relevant literature will be offered for sale by buchausgabe.de

Our Partners

Liechtenstein Academy | private, educational foundation (FL)
Altas Network | economic research foundation (USA)
Austrian Economics Center | Promoting a free, responsible and prosperous society (Austria)
Berlin Manhatten Institute | non-profit Think Tank (Germany)
Buchausgabe.de | Buecher fuer den Liberalismus (Germany)
Cato Institute | policy research foundation (USA)
Center for the New Europe | research foundation (Belgium)
Forum Ordnungspolitik
Friedrich Naumann Stiftung
George Mason University
Heartland Institute
Hayek Institut
Hoover Institution
Istituto Bruno Leoni
Institut Václava Klause
Instytut Misesa
IREF | Institute of Economical and Fiscal Research
Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise | an interdivisional Institute between the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and the Whiting School of Engineering
Liberales Institut
Liberty Fund
Ludwig von Mises Institute
New York University | Dept. of Economics (USA)
Stockholm Network
Students for Liberty
Swiss Mises Institute
Universidad Francisco Marroquin