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ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA 2019
JUNE 6-9
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Dear Freedom Lovers,

I cordially invite you to Mongolia for the Liberty International World Conference of 2019!

It is an honor for the Silk Road Foundation to organize the Liberty International World Conference of 2019 in Mongolia –a country of eternal blue skies in the heart of Central Asia.

Mongolia is a dynamic mix of culture, nature, and history, where the ancient meets the modern and the result is guaranteed to take your breath away. By coming to Mongolia for Liberty International you’ll be able to explore the capital city, Ulaanbaatar - a vibrant metropolis representing both contemporary and traditional lifestyles. Meet other freedom lovers and famous libertarian activists from all over the world. It is going to be a networking event with many interesting lectures and insights on liberty.

Adventuring in Mongolia will bring new inspiration, so don’t miss this chance to enjoy a new experience at Liberty International 2019 in Ulaanbaatar.

Yours sincerely,
M.Khaliunbat – Founder and CEO of the Silk Road Foundation

Liberty International

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The 35th Liberty International World Conference 2019 in Ulaanbaatar is looking forward to a gathering of libertarians and freedom lovers from all over the world. It is an essential platform for sharing ideas of the best and brightest minds in the liberty movement, energizing each other through networking and friendships.

The main goal of the conference is to introduce current libertarian points of interest to an already liberty-oriented audience with a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. Networking is key to advancement of the worldwide freedom movement. The conference will touch upon various topics –ranging from theory to practical case-studies based on the experiences of entrepreneurs and activists. The conference will be divided into lectures with Q&A sessions, panel discussions, and most importantly casual networking activities.

Silk Road Foundation

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The Silk Road Foundation NGO was established in 2013, with the main goal of promoting free markets, limited government, and individual freedom in Mongolia.

In the past, we have successfully organized various discussions and a series of lectures addressed to decision makers and the public. We focus on enlightening the Mongolian public, especially the youth, by conducting various training sessions and lectures.

In fostering free markets our team implemented various projects including book translations, TV shows, lectures, training, public speeches, and magazine publications.

Ken Schoolland, President of the Liberty International, and Li Schoolland, Director of External Relations for Asia and the Pacific at the Acton Institute, have been supporting our activities and lecturing at our annual Free Market Academy for the past four years. Dr. Cris Lingle joined them last year.

Our activities and projects would not have been a great success without the support and assistance of our biggest partner – The Atlas Network.

The Silk Road Foundation team will continue working to spread the ideas of free markets in Mongolia by implementing many projects. We hope to expand our friendships and partner scope by organizing the Liberty International World Conference.

Program

The spirit of liberty and freedom is naturally embodied in the people of Mongolia and in their way of living. The welcome reception will begin with a keynote speech from the Founder of the Silk Road Foundation and host, M.Khaliunbat, who will speak on entrepreneurship and innovation. The keynote speech will be followed by the welcoming dinner, Mongolian traditional folk songs, dance, and contortionist performances.

Time Program Speech topic
17:00–18:00 Registration  
18:00–18:05 Opening +Welcome wine  
18:10–18:20 Ulaanbaatar Ensemble performance  
18:20–18:21 Speaker introduction  
18:21–18:41 Khaliunbat Myagmarjav Innovation vs entrepreneurship
18:45–19:15 Tom G. Palmer The Populist Assault on Libertarianism
19:15–22:00 Networking+cocktail party  

Over 30 speakers and libertarian activists from all over the world who are continuously spreading the ideas of free markets will present interesting speeches and will offer Q&A sessions for all participants. The conference will be held at Holiday Inn Ulaanbaatar.

Time Program Speech topic
08:00–08:50 Breakfast  
09:00–09:30 Hugo van Reijen The Entrepreneur and the Government
09:35–10:05 Glenn Cripe History of classical liberalism
10:10–10:40 Andrés Cusme Franco Dollarization: the case of Ecuador
10:45–11:15 Li Zhao Schoolland Rethinking Poverty Cure
11:20–11:55 Coffee Break  
12:00–12:30 Ayemen Fatima The war on drugs
12:35–13:05 Batchuluun Baldandorj Anti-libertarian Traditions and Obstacles in Mongolia (on the experiences of my libertarian deed)
13:10–13:40 Yaron Brook Reason & Individualism as Prerequisites for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
13:45–14:45 Lunch  
14:50–15:20 Kyle Varner The cancer of capitalism
15:25–15:55 Maria Alejandra Londono The Role of Subsoil Privatization in the Reduction of the Latinamerican Goverments
16:00–16:30 Mirsuljan Namazaliev Insights of Advancing Economic Reforms through the National Parliament and Government
16:30–16:35 Performance  
16:40–17:10 Yuri Maltsev A global assault on liberty. Collectivism vs. individualism in our time
17:15–17:45 Coffee break  
17:50–18:20 Per Bylund  The Unrealized: Even libertarians don’t understand how destructive regulations are.
18:25–18:55 Wei Wu Financial technology and digital inclusion
19:00–22:00 Dinner with stand up comedy  

The morning session will be held at the State Cultural Palace in Ulaanbaatar, aiming to engage more of a Mongolian audience, especially youth, in addition to our LI participants. We will have a chance to visit Sukhbaatar Square and have a group photo in front of the Government House and the Statue of Chinggis Khaan.

The afternoon session will continue at the Jargalant Resort with simultaneous sessions – the main conference and a sub-conference with the Mongolian audience – with speeches focused on entrepreneurship.

Time Program Speech topic
08:30–09:30 Breakfast  
09:30–10:00 Drive to Central Cultural Palace  
10:00–13:00 Central Cultural Palace event Liberty Summit:
Tom Palmer: Free trade
Yaron Brook: Freemarket revolution
Pedro Uruchurtu: The struggle for freedom in Venezuela
13:00–13:20 Group Photo At Chingis square
13:30–14:00 Drive to Holliday inn hotel  
14:00–15:00 Lunch  
15:00–15:30 Ken Schoolland  How Nations Embrace Entrepreneurship
15:35–16:05 Jan Kuban How Liberty and Entrepreneurship might be taught at schools
16:10–16:40 María José Bernal Gaviria The entrepreneur's DNA and student activism.
16:45–16:55 Performance  
17:00–17:30 Coffee break  
17:30–18:00 Jargalsaikhan Dambadarjaa Intellectual entrepreneurship
18:05–18:35 Jeffrey Singer Libertarianism and Harm Reduction
18:40–19:10 MA Junjie  Innovation and China’s innovation strategy
19:15–22:00 Dinner  

Two simultaneous sessions will be held before the afternoon. After completion of these sessions, we will have an unforgettable time by witnessing a special Mini Naadam Festival, exclusively prepared for LI participants in order to become familiar with the lifestyle, arts and music that reflect the true national identity and culture of the Mongolian people. Horseback riding will be another attraction for LI participants and another great time for casual networking. Following the Mini Naadam Festival and horse riding, we will have a closing banquet and casual party that will allow us to become even closer with our friends and have a memorable evening with lots of fun and laughter.

Time Program Speech topic
08:00–08:50 Breakfast  
09:00–09:30 David G. Vequist Free Market Healthcare & Economic Growth in Asia
09:35–10:05 Tsenguun Purevjav Liberalism versus Global warming
10:10–10:40 Hiroshi Yoshida  Market vs. Government
10:45–11:15 Luvsandash Ninjjamts The unrealized: Even libertarians don't understand how destructive regulations are
11:20–11:50 Coffee break  
11:55–12:25 Christopher Lingle  Doing Liberty Differently: Towards Libertarian Activism
12:30–13:10 Henry Song North Korea and freedom
13:15–13:45 Amartuvshin Dorj  How to effectively spread the ideas of liberty?
13:50–14:30 Lunch  
14:40–16:40 Drive to Chingisiin  Khuree  
16:40–18:40 Chinggisiin Khuree+Mini Naadam Festival  
18:40–19:30 Horse riding  
19:30–23:00 Dinner + closing ceremony Closing speech Ken Schooland
23:00–00:00 Drive to Holliday inn  

By this time we are sure that you will have met many amazing people and gained new international friends and it is time to depart. But perhaps you still haven’t had enough of Mongolia, right?

Optional tour

We offer you an optional tour where you will be able to explore more of Mongolia, making your adventure even more exciting

Take a city sightseeing tour including a visit to the Gandan Monastery which is known for its huge gold-plated Buddha. See the chanting monks, spinning prayer wheels, and intricately embroidered thangka. Visit the National Museum of Mongolian History where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia dating from the Stone Age to the present. We will travel to TsonjinBoldog, where we will find a giant (131 feet) ChinggisKhan statue. Travel to Terelj National park, where you’ll explore extraordinary rock formations. The national park incorporates parts of the Khentii Mountain Range and here you will have more time for horseback riding

Speakers
The Liberty International World Conference will give you the opportunity to meet fellow liberty-lovers from around the world, make new friends, enjoy intellectual stimulation from many of the world’s top international speakers, and do it all in a relaxed family re-union atmosphere. A powerful international speaker lineup is being assembled.
Amartuvshin Dorj
Amartuvshin Dorj – “How to effectively spread the ideas of liberty?”

Amartuvshin Dorj is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Mises Mongolia NGO. Since 2008, he has been free market and individual freedom activist, and leading numerous advocacy projects that have raised public awareness and community building efforts.

He has led and co-led many projects, including translation and publications of essays and books such as Anatomy of the State by Murray Rothbard, Economic Policy by Ludwig Von Mises, and From totalitarianism to defective democracy by Michal Klima. Also he has co-organized many

events and workshops such as “Freedom based Development talk” lecture series (2013-2015), The Liberty summer School (2008-2016) and Free Market Academy (2015-2017) in Mongolia. Also, in 2017 he was the main organizer of Ayn Rand Conference Mongolia, and invited distinguished guests such as Yaron Brook, Director of Ayn Rand Institute and Carl Barney, Board of Cato Institute in the Conference.

Mr. Amartuvshin is active in the media and frequently shares his expertise through speaking engagements on free market and individual rights including national TV discussions.

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Andrés Cusme Franco
Andrés Cusme Franco – “Dollarization: the case of Ecuador”

Andrés Cusme Franco grew up in Guayaquil and obtained his degree in International Business at Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, based in Ecuador. He is a leader at The Bastiat Society of Ecuador, an important think tank influencing all over the world, which is also a chapter of the American Institute of Economic Research AIER. Proud FEE Alumni and active collaborator of leading pro-liberty organizations in Ecuador, Colombia and USA. Experienced professional in Supply Chain Management and business consultant at the agronomic industry.

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Ayemen Fatima
Ayemen Fatima – “The war on drugs”

Ayemen is pursuing her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Hyderabad, India. She is the first female Chair of the Executive Board at South Asia Students for Liberty where she initially found her love for Liberty.

She has a deep interest in general issues around human rights, religion, free markets and is an advocate for drug law reforms. She hopes to use her academic background to work on healthcare and drug policy reform

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BATCHULUUN Baldandorj
BATCHULUUN Baldandorj – “Anti-libertarian Traditions and Obstacles in Mongolia (on the experiences of my libertarian deed)”

BATCHULUUN Baldandorj, PhD, is a doctor of philosophy and one of the top libertarian activists in Mongolia. He has been working as an Associate Professor at School of International Studies of Jawarharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. Dr.Batchuluun has authored, co-authored, translated and edited many books and articles on libertarian topics and philosophy.

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Christopher Lingle
Christopher Lingle – “Doing Liberty Differently: Towards Libertarian Activism”

Christopher Lingle earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Georgia in 1977 and has been employed at universities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and USA.

He is a passionate supporter of human creativity and voluntary actions that lead to social harmony. To this end, he is available to go anywhere in the world to discuss the merits of institutions and public policy based on their impacts on human liberty and personal dignity.

Currently, he is Visiting Professor of Economics in the Escuela de Negocios at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala (since 1998), Adjunct Scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies (Sydney), Research Scholar at the Centre for Civil Society (New Delhi), International Political Economic Advisor for the Asian Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs (AIDIA – Kathmandu) & Senior Fellow, Advocata (Colombo, Sri Lanka).

Dr. LINGLE’s research interests are in the areas of Political Economy and International Economics with a focus on emerging market economies and public policy reform in East and Central Europe, East Asia, Latin America, and Southern Africa.

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David G. Vequist
David G. Vequist – “Free Market Healthcare & Economic Growth in Asia”

David G. Vequist IV, PhD, is the founder and Director of the Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR) - the first academic research center devoted to medical tourism research (www.medicaltourismresearch.org). He is also a Tenured Full Professor of Management in the H-E-B School of Business & Administration at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. Before that, Dr. Vequist was an executive for Methodist Healthcare (billion dollar healthcare system in Texas) and previously was a consultant for Ernst & Young LLC. He is an accomplished speaker, author, researcher and futurist on the topic of healthcare trends, medical & retirement tourism, health technologies, social media analytics, training, development, leadership, and technology management. He has presented on five continents, consulted with Fortune 500 corporations, NGOs, countries and has produced numerous articles, papers, and book chapters, and been interviewed in many publications and channels.
Email him at: vequist@uiwtx.edu.

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Glenn Cripe
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  • Why some countries (and people) are rich, and some poor, including discussion of inequality, social justice.
  • The origin of rights, and the proper role of government, including explanation of the American experience, and why the welfare state can't work.
  • History of classical liberal thinking, or we could say the evolution of man's view of the role and power of the individual vs the ruling class; this could be focused on specific time periods, such as England in 1770, England and France in 1840.

Founder and president of the Language of Liberty Institute. Since 2005, Glenn has brought LLI’s Liberty Camps and Seminars to over 3000 students in 28 countries, expanding his network of freedom fighters around the world. When not hosting Liberty Camps, Glenn recruits and develops new local partners, teachers, and donors for the Institute. Glenn pursued a career in IT development, consulting, and training. He takes special pride in having helped organize the project to translate and publish the works of Ayn Rand into Russian in 1993 — the first time her works could be read in her native language.

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Hiroshi Yoshida
Hiroshi Yoshida – “Market vs. Government”

Hiroshi Yoshida is a pioneer of the governmental accounting.

His point is that it is incorrect for a government to treat public goods as its own assets. Public goods are taxpayers’ properties. Public goods need to be shifted to the taxpayers’ balance sheet from the government balance sheet. After this shift, the difference between whatever remains on government asset and liability is the balance which needs to be fulfilled by “future tax” to be imposed on taxpayers.

He emphasizes the importance of creating “Performance report” for the government. Performance report shows how well or how bad the government managed taxpayers money to meet social demand. It is the government’s responsibility to produce satisfactory results for taxpayers.

Hiroshi has won the academic award by his book “Theory of Public Sector Accounting” from JICPA (Japanese Institute of Certified Accountants).

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Hugo van Reijen
Hugo van Reijen – “The Entrepreneur and the Government”

Hugo van Reijen is an economist of Dutch origin. In 1985 he emigrated with his company to Guernsey, Channel Islands. This company distributes collectors' items among wholesalers around the world. Hugo is a staunch supporter of free-market ideas, a much smaller government and free immigration with abolition of current compulsory insurance schemes.

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Jan Kuban
Jan Kuban – “How Liberty and Entrepreneurship might be taught at schools”

President of the Polish-American Foundation for Economic Research and Education, an entrepreneur, a cybernetic specialist. Author of the books „The Physics of Life” and "The 59 keys for understanding the beginning of life". Owner of an IT company.

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JARGALSAIKHAN Dambadarjaa
JARGALSAIKHAN Dambadarjaa – “Intellectual entrepreneurship”

Mr. Jargalsaikhan Dambadarjaa (known as Jargal DeFacto) is an independent economist and media representative of Mongolia. He is a Mongolian political and economic observer, columnist, and host of TV’s Defacto Debate, Defacto Review, and Defacto Interview, weekly television interviews on VTV in Mongolia, featuring distinguished Mongolian, English and Russian-speaking guests from across the globe. Jargal also hosts Radio DeFacto, a radio talk show aired daily at 6:30pm on Business Radio 98.9FM.

He is a founder of The Defacto Institute, an independent research think tank that also publishes the ’The Defacto Gazette’, a weekly analytical newspaper covering the politics and economics of Mongolia—in English, Japanese, Russian, and Mongolian.

Since 2009, Jargal has been writing weekly articles on the current economic, political and social issues in the country, which are printed in Mongolian and English daily newspapers. He contributes to public opinion formation in the country through a range of formal and social media.

Jargal has a long career history in the industries including banking and financing, public office (Head of FIFTA, Board of Foreign Investment of Mongolia), tourism and petroleum sectors. His volunteer and board positions include Mongolians for Fair Taxes and Wise Spending, a taxpayers association (President), Mongolian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation - MONPECC (General Secretary 2007- 2016), Mongolian Association of State Alumni – MASA (President 2010-2013), Moscow State University Mongolian Alumni (President 2013-present), Silk Road Foundation (Chair 2013-2016) and The Economic Club of Ulaanbaatar (President).

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Jeffrey Singer
Jeffrey Singer – “Libertarianism and Harm Reduction”

Jeffrey A. Singer is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and works in the Center for the Study of Science and the Department of Health Policy Studies. He is principal and founder of Valley Surgical Clinics, Ltd., the largest and oldest group private surgical practice in Arizona. He was integrally involved in the creation and passage of the Arizona Health Care Freedom Act, and served as treasurer of the US Health Freedom Coalition, which promotes state constitutional protections of freedom of choice in health care decisions. He was a regular contributor to Arizona Medicine, the journal of the Arizona Medical Association from 1994-2016. He also served on the Advisory Board Council of the Center for Political Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University from 2014-2018, and is an adjunct instructor in the Program on Political History and Leadership at ASU. He writes and speaks extensively on regional and national public policy, with a specific focus on the areas of health care policy and the harmful effects of drug prohibition. He received his B.A. from Brooklyn College (CUNY) and his M.D. from New York Medical College. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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Ken Schoolland
Ken Schoolland – “How Nations Embrace Entrepreneurship”

An associate professor of economics at Hawaii Pacific University, Ken Schoolland is also president of the International Society for Individual Liberty. He authored the award-winning “The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey,” which has been translated into over 50 languages.

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Khaliunbat Myagmarjav
Khaliunbat Myagmarjav – “Innovation vs entrepreneurship”

One of the top libertarians in Mongolia, founder and CEO of the Silk Road Foundation, which aims to promote individual freedom, free market, free society and limited government in Mongolia. Since establishing the foundation, Khaliunbat has initiated and implemented many projects, including book and magazine publications, TV program and workshops to promote free market in Mongolia. He will speak on entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Kyle Varner, MD
Kyle Varner, MD – “The cancer of capitalism”

Dr. Kyle Varner earned his BA from St. John’s College, his MD from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Tripler Army Medical Center. He is holds board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine and practices hospital medicine in Washington State, Alaska and Maine. A Libertarian Party member since 1999, he has served as the Treasurer of the Libertarian Party of Hawaii and currently serves on the board of directors of Liberty International.

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Leonardo Brito
Leonardo Brito – “Venezuela: Is there a hope”

Leonardo Brito is a business man from Caracas. He runs The Bastiat Society of Venezuela - the local free market think tank and also a chapter of the American Institute of Economic Research - with Luis López and is an active member of Rumbo Libertad (RL Venezuelas liberty warriors movement). Collaborates with many pro-liberty organizations in Latin America. Has been persecuted and detained by the military regime in 2 occasions. Currently exiled in Peru.

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Li Zhao Schoolland
Li Zhao Schoolland – “Rethinking Poverty Cure”

Director of External Relations—Asia Pacific for the Acton Institute and the Founder of TFT Events. She is an independent educator, writer, translator, and event organizer. Mrs. Schoolland survived 26 years through the horrors of Mao’s regime in China. This motivated her to a lifetime of promoting freedom and liberty globally. She arranges translation and publication of libertarian literature in China and coaches parents in raising liberty-minded youth.

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MA Junjie
MA Junjie – “Innovation and China’s innovation strategy”

Mr. MA Junjie is CEO of ENC Center for Global Affairs, a private think tank based in Beijing.

He is a member of Mont Pelerin Society; Associate Researcher at Centre International de Formation Européenne(CIFE); and former Researcher at Unirule Institute of Economics.

He is an alumnus of International Visitors Leadership Program(IVLP) of the US Department of State, and a two-time alumnus of International Academy for Leadership (IAF) of Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom(FNF).

Mr. MA Junjie is a regular speaker at Asia Liberty Forum, CIFE’s annual and special conferences, and foreign embassies in Beijing.

His research interests range from China’s economic and political reforms, property rights, innovation and entrepreneurship, reform of state-owned enterprises, and the development of private enterprises, to climate change issues, and corporate social responsibilities.

He is a columnist for multiple major Chinese newspapers and journals, such as China Business Journal(中国经营报), The Economic Observer(经济观察报), and Caixin Media(财新传媒), and a regular contributor to international media outlets, such as The Diplomat, Yicai Global, Foundation for Economics Education(FEE), and L’Europe en Formation.

The mission of the ENC Centre for Global Affairs is to provide a balanced view for future leaders, opinion-molders, and young professionals in China regarding global affairs. The long-term objective would be to establish a continued and institutionalized learning process available to Chinese young leaders. The vision of this endeavor is to join the civil society and be an active member that promotes libertarian values and ideas.

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Maria Alejandra Londono
Maria Alejandra Londono – “The Role of Subsoil Privatization in the Reduction of the Latinamerican Goverments”

National Director in the Colombian Libertarian Movement, working in diverse projects to spread libertarian ideas and gain political relevance. Through her online plataform Alejandra Research's she advocates for financial freedom and Fintech activism. Magna Cum Laude Professional in Finance and International Trade, Minor in Humanities from Sergio Arboleda University. Business Analyst with focus on Emerging Markets.

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María José Bernal Gaviria
María José Bernal Gaviria – “SFL activism and labor market research”

Studies economics with an emphasis in applied economics at EAFIT University in Medellin-Colombia. Intern at Asociación Nacional de Empresarios (ANDI). She is a Students For Liberty coordinator in her country and fellow of Centro de Estudios Libertad y Paz. Alumni of institutes like Foundation for Economic Education, Reason Individualism and Freedom Institute, Cato, The Fund for American Studies and Ayn Rand Institute, she is currently doing her thesis for graduating this year and is committed to developing new projects to promote principles of liberty in her society.

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Mirsuljan Namazaliev
Mirsuljan Namazaliev – “Insights of Advancing Economic Reforms through the National Parliament and Government”

Mr. Mirsuljan Namazaliev is the Managing Director of the Central Asian Free Market Institute, which he founded in 2009. He owned and managed K-News LLC (2015-2017), one of the leading online news sources in Kyrgyzstan. He is the founding curator at the Global Shapers Hub in Bishkek, initiative of the World Economic Forum. Previously, Mr. Namazaliev has represented the Zurich-based Neweurasia Citizen Media company in Kyrgyzstan (2006-2014), founded and lead various civic movements and organizations that promoted democratic changes under authoritarian regimes in the country (2004-2008). He stands for the Rule of Law, Economic Freedom and Minimal Government. Mr. Namazaliev holds a BA in political science from the Bishkek Humanities University (2009).

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Pedro Urruchurtu
Pedro Urruchurtu – “The struggle for freedom in Venezuela”

Pedro Urruchurtu (Caracas, 1990) is a Venezuelan political activist and the National Coordinator of Political Training/Education of Vente Venezuela, a liberal party led by María Corina Machado, one of the most important opposition leaders in Venezuela. He is also Vice President of the International Federation of Liberal Youth (IFLRY), a global umbrella with +70 young organizations around the world. In addition, Pedro is a writer, university professor and graduated in Political Science, with Magna Cum Laude honor, specializing in international relations. He has represented Venezuela in various libertarian forums, both in Latin America and around the world.

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Per Bylund
Per Bylund – “The unrealized: Even libertarians don't understand how destructive regulations are”

Per Bylund, PhD, is assistant professor of entrepreneurship and holds the Records-Johnston Professorship of Free Enterprise in the School of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. He is a fellow of the Mises Institute in Auburn, Al., and associate fellow of the Ratio Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. His research focuses on entrepreneurial value creation, economic growth, and Austrian economics, and he is the author of two books and he edits the Austrian Economics book series published by Agenda Publishing. He publishes a column at Entrepreneur magazine and has featured in the Wall Street Journal among other mainstream outlets. He has written extensively on libertarian theory, practice, and policy over more than two decades, much of which can be found at mises.org, lewrockwell.com, strike-the-root.com, and libertarianinstitute.org, as well as on Anarchism.net, which he co-founded in 1999.

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Tom G. Palmer
Tom G. Palmer – “The Populist Assault on Libertarianism”

Tom G. Palmer is the George M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty and executive vice president for international programs at the Atlas Network, and is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. He is also a senior fellow at Cato Institute and director of Cato University. Before joining Cato he was an H. B. Earhart Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford University, and a vice president of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. He frequently lectures in North America, Europe, Eurasia, Africa, Latin America, India, China and throughout Asia, and the Middle East on political science, public choice, civil society, and the moral, legal, and historical foundations of individual rights. He has published reviews and articles on politics and morality in scholarly journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Ethics, Critical Review, and Constitutional Political Economy, as well as in publications such as Slate, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Die Welt, Caixing, Al Hayat, the Washington Post, and The Spectator of London. He is the author of Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice (expanded edition 2014), and the editor of The Morality of Capitalism (2011), After the Welfare State (2012), Why Liberty (2013), Peace, Love & Liberty (2014) and Self-Control or State Control? You Decide (2106). Palmer received his B.A. in liberal arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, his M.A. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and his doctorate in politics from Oxford University.

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Tsenguun Purevjav
Tsenguun Purevjav

Tsenguun Purevjav is the founder of the Mongolian Libertarian Foundation (MLF), which aims to spread the ideas of individual freedom, free-market economy and limited government to Mongolian youth and scholars. He has supported, redacted, and funded the Mongolian translations of various Austrian School of economy authors such as F.A. Hayek, L. von Mises and M. Skousen. Tsenguun was also the first to initiate and sponsor the translations of Ayn Rand’s most notable novels. Up to date, he has supported the translations of over 20 economic and philosophic books. He has been serving as the CEO of Altan Taria, an agri-food business, in Mongolia for 20 years.

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Wei Wu, Dr.
Wei Wu, Dr. – “Financial technology and digital inclusion”

Wei Wu, Dr. is a Research Assistant at the University of Oxford. He has been doing research in the area of financial inclusion and innovation in the past 9 years. He was working for a FinTech firm in Beijing before he started his PhD in the University of Birmingham in 2012. Along with his research, he has also involved with several philanthropic projects and start-ups globally, which helps tea and coffee producers to better adapt into the global production network and the global value chain. He is also the founder of WeiPoint, a start-up consulting firm in the UK, to help the small businesses and diaspora enterprenuers grow at the regional and the global market.

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Yaron Brook
Yaron Brook – “Reason & Individualism as Prerequisites for Entrepreneurship & Innovation”

Yaron Brook is chairman of the board of the Ayn Rand Institute. He wears many hats at the institute and travels extensively as ARI’s spokesman.

An internationally sought-after speaker and debater, He is a coauthor, with Don Watkins, of the national best-seller Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand's Ideas Can End Big Government, Brook and Watkins argue that the answer to our current economic woes lies not in "trickle-down government" but in Rand's inspiring philosophy of capitalism and self-interest. Last year, Brook and Watkins released a new book, Equal Is Unfair: America's Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, a book that shows the real key to making America a freer, fairer, more prosperous nation is to protect and celebrate the pursuit of success―not pull down the high fliers in the name of equality. Brook is also contributing author to Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea, Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism and Big Tent: The Story of the Conservative Revolution — As Told by the Thinkers and Doers Who Made It Happen. He was a columnist at Forbes.com, and his articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily and many other publications.

Brook was born and raised in Israel. He served as a first sergeant in Israeli military intelligence and earned a BSc in civil engineering from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. In 1987 he moved to the United States where he received his MBA and PhD in finance from the University of Texas at Austin; he became an American citizen in 2003. For seven years he was an award-winning finance professor at Santa Clara University, and in 1998 he cofounded BH Equity Research, a private equity and hedge fund manager, of which he is managing founder and director.

Brook serves on the boards of the Ayn Rand Institute, the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism and CEHE (Center for Excellence in Higher Education), and he is a member of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and the Mont Pelerin Society.

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Yuri Maltsev
Yuri Maltsev – “A global assault on liberty. Collectivism vs. individualism in our time”

Yuri Maltsev, PhD, Professor of Economics at the A.W. Clausen Center for World Business at  Carthage College in Wisconsin. He held,over a fifteen-year period, various teaching and research positions in Moscow, Russia. Prior to emigrating to the United States in 1989, he was a member of a senior team of Soviet economists that worked on President Gorbachev's reforms package of perestroika.Before settling in the Midwest, Dr. Maltsev served as a Senior Fellow of The Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace at the U.S. Institute of Peace of the United States Congress. There he analyzed problems of the postcommunist transition to a market economy, with special emphasis on privatization and deregulation. In the US Dr. Maltsev has visited all states of the Union, giving lectures at leading universities, corporations, banks, colleges, churches, schools and community centers. He has appeared on        Cable Network News (CNN), Financial Network News, PBS NewsHour, SABC, MSNBC Africa, SABC, C-Span,            and other American, Canadian, Lithuanian, Russian, Spanish, South African, and Finnish television and radio programs. He has authored nine books and over two hundred articles.

Dr. Maltsev serves as a member of the advisory boards of the Foundation for Economic Education; Center on Global Prosperity of the Independent Institute, Heartland Institute; and the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. He is a Senior Fellow of the Ludwig Von Mises Institute at Auburn, Alabama.

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Registration
Registration and payment for Liberty International is available on conference.freemarket.mn (this website). Registration is not valid until the payment is made.
FullPack for international guests:
Early bird (on or before April 15)
760USD for shared occupancy
950USD for single occupancy
Regular (after April 15)
910USD for shared occupancy
1100USD for single occupancy
StudentPack:
500USD for shared occupancy

The registration fee includes: 3-day program/Hotel*/Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Coffee breaks/Welcome reception/Mini Naadam Festival/Closing banquet/Airport shuttle*/Bus shuttle in Ulaanbaatar

Notice* The FullPack and StudentPack registration fee include hotel charge and airport shuttle from June 6 to 10.

MidPack:
350USD

The registration fee includes: 3-day program/Lunch/Dinner/Coffee breaks/Welcome reception/Mini Naadam Festival/Closing banquet/Bus shuttle in Ulaanbaatar

The MidPack DOES NOT include accommodation and airport shuttle.

Optional tour 100USD
Notice: The optional tour fee doesn’t include accommodation and airport shuttle.
Cancellation and refund policy:
A cancellation fee of 50% of registration costs will be applied for cancellations received until April 15. No refund will be issued for cancellations received after April 15.
Mongolia
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About Mongolia

Mongolia is the sixth-largest country in Asia and 19th in the world, yet the most sparsely populated nation in the world, with only 4.3 people per square mile. There are 13 times more horses than humans and sheep outnumber humans 35 to 1.

In the early 1990s, Mongolia was one of the poorest countries in the world. The per capita income plummeted from US$473 in 1989, while still under Soviet domination, to about US$100 in 1992 when it finally broke free of Soviet control. Since then the Mongolian economy has made steady — and recently, dramatic — progress.

The GDP per capita in Mongolia was last recorded at US$4071 US dollars in 2017, equivalent to 32 percent of the world’s average. GDP per capita in Mongolia averaged US$2143 from 1981 to 2017, reaching an all time high of US$4071in 2017 and a record low of US$1363 in 1993.

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About Ulaanbaatar

The city was founded in 1639 as a monastery and changed locations 28 times before it was settled permanently at its present location. With a population of around 1.5 million, Ulaanbaatar is the largest city in Mongolia, standing as its political, commercial, industrial, and cultural hub.

Much of the modern architecture of Ulaanbaatar (UB) started to shape in the 20th century with the influence of Russian architecture. The modern day UB showcases a mix of Soviet architecture, ger settlements, Buddhist monasteries, and 21st century high rises.

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Naadam Festival

The colorful Naadam Festival, annually held between July 11 to 13,is a centuries-old tradition that dates back to the era of the Chinggis Khan. Wrestling, archery and horseracing are the “three manly sports” of the Mongolian Naadam Festival.

The Naadam Festival is the only one of its kind; it is a sophisticated and eloquent expression of nomadic culture, it is the honored celebration of national independence and it is an outstanding combination of the arts and sports.

Even, the core of the festival – three manly sports – the wrestling, horseracing and archery, embrace many elements of the arts such as singing, dancing, and performing.

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Mongolian History and Nomadic Culture

A large number of ethnicities have inhabited Mongolia since prehistoric times. Most of these people were nomads who, from time to time, formed confederations that rose to prominence.

In 1206, Chinggis Khan (also known as Genghis Khan) founded the Mongol Empire, the largest empire in history. The Mongol Empire’s territory extended from present-day Poland in the west to the Korean peninsula in the east, from Siberia in the north to the Arab peninsula and Vietnam in the south, covering approximately 33 million square kilometers.

Mongolia is a country of ancient culture and unique historical remains from all stages of human history and one of the last nomadic countries in the world.

Since the Hunnu Empire, the nomadic way of lifestyle is still practiced today in the rural areas of the country. Nomads follow a seasonal routine raising and breeding five kinds of animals– goats, sheep, cattle (including yaks), camels and horses migrating from place to place following the most favorable pastures and campsites.

Travel / Visa
Flight
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There are several airlines that fly to Mongolia (airport code: ULN) directly from Korea, China, Russia, Germany (via Moscow) and Japan. The national air carrier MIAT, Mongolian Airlines, operates daily flights (during some peak season - twice a day) from Beijing and Seoul, twice a week flights from Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Moscow and Tokyo (during some peak season - from Narita). During peak summer season it increases flight frequencies and operates direct flights from Berlin.There are also direct flights from Istanbul with Turkish Airlines.
Train
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The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest continuous rail line on earth – a route, which runs between Moscow - Ulaanbaatar – Beijing, and is a ‘bucket list’ entry for every savvy traveler. Some travelers choose to combine train and air travel when visiting Mongolia, for example arriving by train from Moscow or Beijing and then returning by air.
Visa
visa
Visa is required for all, except citizens of the following countries. Visas are available from the Mongolian embassy in your country. If there is no Mongolia embassy in your country, one month visas can be obtained on the spot once you arrive at the airport or railway station. There will also be a visa fee around US$68. We will supply an official confirmation letter (by email) for your visa application.
Venue

The Liberty International World Conference 2019 will be held at the Ballroom of Holiday Inn Ulaanbaatar.
Hotel payment from June 6 to 10 is included in the conference registration fee.

Extra nights

Holiday Inn is offering a special discounted rate for extra nights for the LIWC participants for 250.000MNT for single and 280.000MNT for twin bed rooms. To make a reservation for extra nights please email reservation@hih.mn or salesmanager@hih.mn using “LibertyUB2019” in your email subject.

Holiday inn Ulaanbaatar is a modern hotel with free Wi-Fi, rooftop lounge, fitness Centre and spa. The Centrally located Holiday inn® Ulaanbaatar hotel is five minutes’ walk from Tengis Bus Station. A 10-minute taxi ride takes you to Ulaanbaatar Railway Station, for easy access to the whole of the city and beyond. Chinggis Khaan square (formerly Sukhbaatar Square) 15-minutes’ walk from the hotel. At the Cultural palace, overlooking the square, you can explore the Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, or catch a performance at the state Opera and Ballet. The Gandan Monastery, a 10-minute walk from the hotel, houses a 26-metre high Buddha statue in the impressive temple. Business guests can host events for up to 100 delegates in the hotel’s meeting room, while the ballroom caters for 200 people. Both come with state-of-the-art AV equipment and catering can be arranged. There’s free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and a Business Centre is available. You can chat with the friends over coffee or drinks in the open lobby, or order a meal from the all-day dining menu. After a busy day, work out in the fitness Centre, relax with a sauna or massage in the spa, or just sit back and enjoy city views from the rooftop lounge.

Service

International staffs offer and attentive, personalized service and relax in a modern, air-conditioned room with blackout blinds and a choice of pillows to help you sleep. You can watch a movie on the flat-screen TV, or check your emails at the desk with free Wi-Fi.

Hotel rooms are located from 6th floor to 18th floor and bedrooms have individually controlled air conditioning, city view and working desk. Amenities include loxiton products, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, free Wi-Fi and coffee & tea.

Please visit: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/ulaanbaatar/ulnss/hoteldetail for more information about the hotel.