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Schedule

Registration & coffee

10:30 – 11:30

Opening and Welcome

11:30 -12:00

  • Barbara Kolm (President of the Friedrich A. v. Hayek Institute and Director of the Austrian Economics Center)
  • Paata Sheshelidze (President, New Economic School – Georgia)
  • Vakhtang Lejava (Rector, Free and Agrarian Universities of Tbilisi)
  • Peter Bochmann (Director of the South Caucasus Office,  Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom) (TBC)
  • Arad Bönke (Ambassador of Austria)

Panel 1 – Legacy of Kakha Bendukidze

Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Moderator: Anastasia Bendukidze (Knowledge Fund)
Panelists:

  • Lado Gurgenidze (Chairman Liberty Bank, Former Prime Minister of Georgia) (TBC)
  • Simeon Djankov
  • Vakhtang Lejava (Rector, Free and Agrarian Universities)

Questions & Answers

12:45 – 13:00

Coffee Break, with snacks & burgers

13:00 – 13:30

Panel 2 – Georgia: Achievements and Challenges

Time: 13:30 – 14:30
Moderator: Natia Samushia (Free University) (TBC)
Panelists:

  • Pierre Garello (Professor, Aix-Marseille University)
  • Kalman Miszei (Professor, Central European University)
  • Gia Jandieri (Vice President, New Economic School)

Questions & Answers

14:15 – 14:30

Coffee Break

14:30 – 15:00

Panel 3 – Where the World is Heading

Time: 15:00 – 16:00
Moderator: George Oniani (Deputy Director, Transparency International Georgia)
Panelists:

  • John Fund (Columnist, National Affairs)
  • Daniel Kaddik (Director of the Southeast Europe Office,  Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom)
  • Michael Jäger (Secretary General of the Taxpayers Association of Europe and CEO of the European Economic Senate)
  • James Sproule (Chief Economist and Director of Policy for the Institute of Directors) (TBC)

Questions & Answers

15:45 – 16:00

Presentation of the Students for Liberty

16:00 – 16:15

Final Remarks

16:15 – 17:00

  • Gia Jandieri (Vice President, New Economic School)
  • Barbara Kolm (President of the Friedrich A. v. Hayek Institute and Director of the Austrian Economics Center)

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