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Property and Freedom Society—2012 Annual Meeting—Speakers & Topics

UPDATE: now see PFS 2012 Annual Meeting—Speakers and Presentations

Below is the final list of speakers and topics for the Seventh Annual Meeting of the PFS, which will be held in Bodrum, Turkey at the Hotel Karia Princess, from Thursday September 27 through Monday October 1, 2012. Those interested in attending should contact Dr. Hoppe or Mr. Grözinger, Administrative Secretary, regarding conditions, availability, and requirements.

(Note: The list of speakers for the Sixth Annual Meeting (May 26-30, 2011) may be found in the Program; video of the presentations are available here.)

The Final Program

Property and Freedom Society

7th Annual Meeting

September 27 – October 2, 2012

Bodrum, Turkey

Karia Princess Hotel


Final Program Schedule


Thursday, September 27     Arrivals and registration

 19:30-23:00                           Reception and dinner (pool area)

Friday, September 28

8:00-9:45                                  Breakfast

10:00                                          Program begins (Hotel Conference Center)

10:00-10:15                             Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Welcome and Introductions

10:15-10:45                             Andrew Duncan, Liberty through Literature

10:45-11:00                             Coffee Break

11:00-11:30                              Norman Stone, Comparative History: Turkey and Spain

11:30-11:45                               Coffee Break

11:45-12:15                               Hunt Tooley, Engineering Tragedy: The Meaning of the CIA Coup d’Etat in Iran, 1953

12:30-14:00                              Lunch

                                                        from 13:30-14:30 informal sessions

(Sean Ring on the Experiences of an Expatriate, and Oliver Janich on the Party of Reason)          

15:00-15:30                             Rahim Taghizadegan, Understanding Iran and the Iranians

15:30-15:45                              Coffee Break


15:45-16:15                              Karl-Peter Schwarz, Between Restitution and Re-Expropriation: Desocialization in Eastern Europe

16:15-17:30                             Duncan, Stone, Tooley,Taghizadegan, Schwarz & Skaskiw, Discussion, Q & A

17:45-19:15                             Optional: Private Guided Tour of Bodrum Castle

19:30-22:00                            Dinner


Saturday, September 29

8:00-9:45                                 Breakfast

10:00-10:30                           Joseph Salerno, Money: Sound and Unsound

10:30-10:45                           Coffee Break

10:45-11:15                            Guido Huelsmann, The State and the Gold Market

11:15-11:30                            Coffee Break

11:30-12:00                           Thorsten Polleit, What Do Bankers Know about Money and Banking?

12:15-13:45                            Lunch

14:00-14:30                           Douglas French, More on “What Bankers Do and Do Not Know”

14:30-14:45                           Coffee Break

14:45-16:00                           Salerno, Huelsmann,Polleit, French, Hoppe, Discussion, Q & A

16:30                                        Group Photo in Hotel Lobby

16:45                                        Departure from the hotel lobby to the fishing village Kadikalesi

17:30-22:00                         Reception and Dinner at the beach

                                                   & Toast to Ludwig von Mises at the occasion of his 131st birthday on September 29, 1881


Sunday, September 30

8:00-9:45                             Breakfast

10:00-10:30                         Stephan Kinsella, The (State’s) Corruption of (Private) Law

10:30-10:45                         Coffee Break

10:45-11:15                          Anthony Daniels (Dalrymple), The Ultimate “Freedom:” Choice without Consequences

11:15-11:30                          Coffee Break

11:30-12:00                         Jeffrey Tucker, One Million Tiny Miseries. Government Policy in Our Time

12:15-14:00                         Lunch

14:30-15:00                         Hans-Hermann Hoppe, The Hayek Myth

15:00-15:15                         Coffee Break

15:15-15:45                          Benjamin Marks, On H. L. Mencken as a Libertarian Model


15:45-16:00                         Coffee Break

16:00-17:15                         Daniels, Kinsella, Marks, Hoppe, Tucker, Discussion, Q & A

17:15:17:30                         Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Concluding Remarks, Tributes, and Announcements

19:30-23:00                         Reception, Gala Dinner, Happy Birthday Ludwig, and Entertainment


Monday, October 1

8:00-9:30                             Breakfast

10:00                                      Meet in the Hotel Lobby. Walk to the Marina

10:30-17:00                         Boat Excursion. Lunch on the Boat. Swimming.

19:00-23:00                         Dinner and Turkish Night at the Hotel


Tuesday, October 2

For conference attendees staying through Tuesday, a day-trip to Ephesus and the last place of residence and resting place of the Virgin Mary can be arranged. Cost per person is about 85 Euro (which includes transportation, entrance fees, professional guide, plus lunch). Please indicate as soon as possibe if you are interested in such an excursion. There will be a list made availabe for this purpose at the hotel reception desk.

The same arrangement can be made also for Monday, October 1, as an alternative to the Boat Excursion.


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  • John Brunner August 16, 2012, 1:17 pm

    The only hope for America is to replace the politicians with citizen legislators engaged in the defense of liberty.