Independence Hall
The Culture of Liberty in the Americas
October 10-11, 2008
The Menger Hotel
San Antonio, Texas

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Friday

Steven F. Hayward, American Enterprise Institute, Chairman   

Diana Denman, Welcome to San Antonio   

Keynote address: Michael Novak, American Enterprise Institute   

Saturday

8:30 – 10:00 The Culture of Liberty in the Americas

Leonard P. Liggio, The Atlas Foundation, Chairman   

Dario Fernandez-Morera, Northwestern University   

Juan Javier del Granado, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico D.F.   

Q&A, First Panel   

10:00 – 11:30 Cycles of Liberalization and Authoritarianism in Latin America

Alejandro Chafuen, The Atlas Foundation, Chairman   

Paul Bonicelli, Provost, Houston Baptist University

José Luis Sardón, Sociedad de Economia y Derecho UPC, Lima, Peru, Presentation PDF Icon   

Chilton Williamson, Senior Book Editor, Chronicles of Culture   

Q&A, Second Panel   

Luncheon

12:00 – 1:30 Liberty, Trade, and the Populist Menace

William Murchison, Senior Fellow, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Chairman   

G. Philip Hughes, Senior Director, White House Writers Group   

2:00 – 3:30 The Intertwined Economies of Latin America and the United States

John C. Goodman, National Center for Policy Analysis, Chairman   

Gerald O’Driscoll, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Alan Manwaring, Executive Director for the “Consensus of the Americas,” Text of presentation   

Q&A, Third Panel   

4:00 - 5:30 The U.S. and Latin America

Thomas W. Pauken, Texas Workforce Commission, Chairman, Text of presentation   

Michael Radu, Foreign Policy Research Institute   

Barbara J. Elliott, The Center for Renewal   

Terry Hallmark, University of Houston   

Q&A, Fourth Panel