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MAY 19 - 22, 2019
Where
Fort Worth, Texas
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Dear MPS Members:

We cordially invite you to attend MPSTexas19, a regional meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society, to be held on May 19-22, 2019.

The meeting theme, "Contentious Issues in Classical Liberalism," is intended to push the boundaries of how we understand the science of liberty. Our goal is to create a dialog on the cutting edge of classical liberalism that will push everyone’s comfort zone and force them to evaluate alternative positions of how to best promote and preserve classical liberal values. We believe this follows closely in the spirit of our society’s objective “by facilitating the exchange of views among minds inspired by certain ideals and broad conceptions held in common, to contribute to the preservation and improvement of the free society.”

The meeting will be held at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, Texas. Fast-growing Dallas-Fort Worth is the 4th largest metropolitan area in the United States and boasts a diverse array of businesses and cultural attractions. Located in the heart of North America, Dallas-Fort Worth sits at the crossroads of the new global economy with direct access to dozens of the world's great cities.

We look forward to welcoming our fellow MPS members and their guests to our great city, state, and the Republic of Texas.

Robert Lawson
Director, O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
Southern Methodist University

Benjamin Powell
Director, Free Market Institute
Texas Tech University

Program

The meeting theme, "Contentious Issues in Classical Liberalism," is intended to push the boundaries of how we understand the science of liberty. The meeting will discuss issues where there are significant disagreements among members of our society in the hope of improving our understanding of each others' positions and better understanding the nature of a free society.

The program committee is currently finalizing topics and will begin inviting speakers soon.

Organizing Committee:

Robert Lawson (Chair)

Benjamin Powell

J. R. Clark

Brenda Pejovich

Program Committee:

Benjamin Powell (Chair)
Robert Lawson

Peter Boettke
Eamonn Butler

Pedro Schwartz
John Taylor

MEETING AGENDA

Sunday, May 19, 2019

18:00-21:00
Opening Reception & Dinner

Monday, May 20, 2019

08:00-09:15
General Session: Monetary Institutions and Policy in a Free Society
09:30-11:00
General Session: Immigration Policy in a Classical Liberal Polity
11:15-12:15
Breakout Sessions: Money, Immigration, & Young Scholars
12:30-13:45
Lunch
14:00-16:00
General Session: Liberty in the Limit: How Small Should Government Get?
16:00-18:00
Small group conversations, TBD

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

08:00-09:15
General Session: Policing and Foreign Policy
09:30-11:00
General Session: Social Safety Nets and Welfare Policy
11:15-12:15
Breakout Sessions: Policing, Foreign Policy, Welfare, & Young Scholars
12:30-13:45
Lunch
14:00-15:15
Breakout Sessions: Young Scholars
15:30-17:00
Concurrent Sessions: (A) Regulating Sex and Guns; (B) Religion and Freedom

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

09:00-16:00
Excursion (Tentative: AT&T Stadium, Reunion Tower, JFK 6th Floor Museum)
18:00-21:00
Closing Reception and Dinner.

Speaker Line-up

Mustafa Aykol

Cato Institute

Peter Boettke

George Mason University

Jason Brennan

Georgetown University

Bryan Caplan

George Mason University

Warren Coats

International Monetary Fund (Ret), Johns Hopkins University

Christopher Coyne

George Mason University

David Friedman

Santa Clara University

Douglas Irwin

Dartmouth College

Wolfgang Kasper

University of New South Wales

Barbara Kolm

Austrian Economics Center

Michael Munger

Duke University

Elizabeth Nolan Brown

Assoc. Editor, Reason

Dave Rose

University of Missouri - St. Louis

Vernon L. Smith

Chapman University

Scott Sumner

George Mason University

John B. Taylor

Stanford University

Lawrence H. White

George Mason University

RENAISSANCE / The Worthington Hotel

Situated in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, The Renaissance Worthington Fort Worth offers a Southern Hospitality experience steps away from Sundance Square.

Relax and recharge in the thoughtfully outfitted accommodations. The area offers quick and convenient access to restaurants, bars, and attractions including the historic Fort Worth Stockyards and the family-friendly Fort Worth Zoo.

MPS Texas has prepared a Conference Negotiated Rate which you can access here: