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

Overview


Program

Friday
8:30 – 10:00 The Culture of Liberty in the Americas
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 [pdf4lenore]
Chilton Williamson, Senior Book Editor, Chronicles of Culture
Q&A, Second Panel
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