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After the more than successful two editions in Porto Alegre in the last years, Language of Liberty is back again in Brazil in 2014!


From May 24th to 25th, Brazilian Students for Liberty (EPL Brasil), Language of Liberty Institute and Friedrich Naumann Institute, together with dedicated volunteer students in the organizing committee, present the THIRD LANGUAGE OF LIBERTY SEMINAR in Brazil!

100% IN ENGLISH, the event will bring together Brazilian and International specialists from many fields, including Economics, Politics, Entrepreneurship and the Social Sciences. Besides, it will be once more an outstanding networking and English practicing opportunity for all participants.

Theme this time is "Liberty in the Infomation Age".




9:00 - Opening - What is Language of Liberty?

9:30 - Roberto Rachewsky

10:30 - Coffee break

11:00 - Patrick Reagan

12:00 - Lunch (not included)

14:00 - Glenn Cripe

15:00 -Helio Beltrão

16h - Coffee break

16:20 - Diogo Costa


9:00h - Breakfast

10:00h - Mart van der Leer

11:00h - Glenn Cripe Juan Carlos Hidalgo

12:00h - Lunch (not included)

14:00 - Hannes Gissurarson

15:00 - Coffee break

15:20 - Glenn Cripe

16:20 - Goodbye!


Know more about the Speakers.


PATRICK REAGAN - Patrick Reagan received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He received his Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development with a specialization in Sustainable Development from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. He has interned for the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix, Arizona and the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin, Texas. He attended and guest lectured at his first Language of Liberty event in Slovakia in 2011, and has since attended camps and seminars in Poland and Miami, Florida. Currently, he is earning a teacher's certificate from Texas.


JUAN CARLOS HIGALDO - is a Policy Analyst on Latin America at the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. Previously he was Latin America director of the International Policy Network. He writes frequently on Latin American affairs and his articles have been published in the International New York Times, Miami Herald, Forbes, Huffington Post, New York Post, and Spanish-language newspapers such as El País (Spain), La Nación (Argentina), El Tiempo (Colombia), El Universal (Mexico), El Comercio (Perú), and El Mercurio (Chile), among others. He has also appeared on BBC News, CNN en Español, Univisión, Telemundo, Voice of America, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg TV, and a variety of other TV and radio outlets in the U.S. and Latin America. Hidalgo received his B.A in International Relations from the Universidad Nacional in Costa Rica and holds a master’s degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

Mart van der Leer - Mart van der Leer is an International Business graduate (B.B.A.) from The Netherlands. He spent time abroad in Denmark, South Korea, Spain and the United States as a student and intern. Currently Mart works for a small organic cereal business out of Indiana. He also co-founded a local branch of Students for Liberty in Utrecht, The Netherlands and writes about libertarian issues at therawreport.org.

HANNES GISSURARSON - Graduating from the Reykjavík Grammar School in 1972, Hannes completed his BA in philosophy and history and his M. A. in history from the University of Iceland, before going on to study politics at the University of Oxford where he received his DPhil. in 1985 for a thesis on “Hayek's Conservative Liberalism”. At Oxford, he was in 1984-5 the R. G. Collingwood Scholar at Pembroke College; and he founded, with some like-minded friends, the Oxford Hayek Society. From 1988, Hannes has taught at the University of Iceland, becoming professor of political theory in the Faculty of Social Science in 1995. In 1984, he became a member of the Mont Pelerin Society, serving on its board of directors in 1998–2004. He was also a member of the board of the Central Bank of Iceland 2001–2009.



DIOGO COSTA - is the presidente of Instituto Ordem Livre and professor of International Relation at Ibmec-MG and worked with public policy research for Cato Institute and Atlas Economic Research Foundation in Washington DC.  His articles have appeared in many publications such as O Globo, Folha de S. Paulo and O Estado de S. Paulo. Diogo holds a Bachelor of Law from the Catholic University of Petrópolis and Master in Political Science from Columbia University in New York.


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