Schedule

THE 2014 MARGARET THATCHER CONFERENCE ON LIBERTY

Wednesday 18 June 2014

8.00am to 9.00am:
Registration.

9.00 to 9.05:
GREAT HALL - Ipad induction

9.05 to 9.15:
GREAT HALL - Welcome from the City of London and Lord Saatchi

9.15 to 9.30:
GREAT HALL - Introductory speech from Sir V S Naipaul.

9.30 to 10.30:
GREAT HALL - The EU and the Big Corporations: are they ganging up against liberty and its protector, the nation state?

Chair: John O’Sullivan. Professor Richard Epstein, Daniel Hannan MEP, Charles Moore, Professor Michael Wohlgemuth.

10.30am to 11.00:
THE CRYPT - REFRESHMENTS

11.00 to 11.10:
GREAT HALL - The launch of CapX.

11.10 to 12.10:
BREAK OUT 1

EITHER: GREAT HALL - Has the West gone soft? 25 years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Chair: John O’Sullivan. Esperanza Aguirre, Professor Niall Ferguson, Lord Powell, Taavi Rõivas, Radek Sikorski.

OR THE LIVERY HALL - He who pays the piper (1): State Science and Liberty
Chair: Professor Terence Kealey. Professor Myles Allen, Baroness Greenfield, Professor Jonathan Haskel, Pat Michaels. 

12.10 to 12.30pm:
GREAT HALL - The Road from Serfdom: Lord Saatchi

Watch the Hangout here: https://plus.google.com/events/c19n4nt0i34c7nu1kvi230i8m3s

12.30 to 12.50:
PRINT ROOM – Google Hang Out One: The Road From Serfdom. 
Chair: Benedict Brogan. Chantel Coady, Professor Deirdre McCloskey, Lord Saatchi

12.30 to 13.30:
Buffet Lunch - THE CRYPT

13.30 to 14.45:
GREAT HALL - Big Government, Big Corporations: what chance for small business and innovation?
Chair: Dr Philippa Malmgren. Dr Art Laffer, Professor Deepak Lal, Professor Deirdre McCloskey, John Micklethwait, Professor Luigi Zingales.
Panel to be joined by Vernon Hill: “Will competition change banking for ever?”

14.50 to 16.00:
GREAT HALL - "After America, what?"
Chair: Professor Michael Clarke. Hon John Howard, Dr Keyu Jin, General Petraeus.

16.00 to 16.30:
THE CRYPT - REFRESHMENTS

16.30 to 17.30:
BREAK OUT 2:

EITHER GREAT HALL - Has the other side won? Or can liberty and popular capitalism fightback?
Chair: Fraser Nelson. John Howard, Jason Kenney MP (Canada), and Toby Young.

OR THE LIVERY HALL - He who pays the piper (2): State Art and Liberty
Chair: Lizzie Noel. Sir Peter Bazalgette, Sir Simon Jenkins, Munira Mirza, Professor Roger Scruton, Ed Vaizey MP

17.30 to 18.30:
BREAK OUT 3

EITHER: GREAT HALL - New media and liberty
Chair: Justin Webb. Jonah Goldberg, Baroness Lane Fox, Joanna Shields, Rachel Whetstone.

OR THE LIVERY HALL - Whatever happened to Liberté?
Chair: Gaspard Koenig. Professor Augustin Landier, François Fillon, Frédéric Jousset, Natacha Valla.

18.30 to 19.00:
PRINT ROOM – Google Hang Out Two: New Media.
Chair: Jonah Goldberg. Jim Gergahty, Paul Staines, Kevin Sutcliffe, Jim Waterstone.

18.30 to 19.15:
THE GREAT HALL - A CONVERSATION: What does it mean to be a Conservative?
Michael Gove MP, Roger Scruton, Rich Lowry, Charles Moore




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