Innovating a free future

March 3-4, 2021
 | Guatemala City

Innovating a free future

March 3-4, 2021Guatemala City

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WE MAY BE SCATTERED ALL AROUND THE WORLD BUT OUR LOVE FOR LIBERTY CONNECTS US.
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LibertyCon connects liberty-lovers are all ages in an open, high-energy environment where they can meet, plan, learn, and socialize! With a fast-paced schedule, we have a little something for everyone, from speakers and debates to workshops and socials - there are many ways to engage at LibertyCon.
WE MAY BE SCATTERED ALL AROUND THE WORLD BUT OUR LOVE FOR LIBERTY CONNECTS US.
IT IS WITH EXCITEMENT THAT WE ANNOUNCE THE LIBERTYCON BRAND IS COMING TO GUATEMALA IN 2019! 

LibertyCon connects liberty-lovers are all ages in an open, high-energy environment where they can meet, plan, learn, and socialize! With a fast-paced schedule, we have a little something for everyone, from speakers and debates to workshops and socials - there are many ways to engage at LibertyCon.
15
Talks, breakout sessions, workshops.
25
Speakers, facilitators & mentors
800
Attendees
LATIN AMERICA
LIBERTYCON 2021

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SPEAKERS
Being part of the LibertyCon 2021 experience means that you will meet extraordinary intellectuals, entrepreneurs, and freedom fighters who are driving change in all aspects of society.
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Abraham Cobos

Crypto Catalyst, Bitso

Abraham Cobos

Crypto Catalyst, Bitso

Abraham Cobos serves as Crypto Catalyst at Bitso, the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Latin America. His work focuses on analyzing technologies and trends in the global crypto ecosystem to ensure that Bitso remains an industry leader. Before joining Bitso, Abraham founded an investment fund in virtual currencies, and before that, he worked for four years in a management consulting company.

Alejandra Ramos

Founder, #LaSolucionSoyYo

Alejandra Ramos

Founder, #LaSolucionSoyYo

Alejandra Ramos is an economist from the Autonomous University of Coahuila with an internship at the Universitá Degli Studi di Torino, in Turin, Italy. She has eight years of experience in financial matters for the private sector and currently works as an independent consultant.

She is the director of Asociación Civil Proyecto Taan and founder of the #LaSoluciónSoyYo movement, organizations dedicated to spreading the advantages of voluntary cooperation, innovation, entrepreneurship, and freedom, mainly on environmental issues. Likewise, they share information and analysis of public environmental policies.

Alejandra is a Faculty Professor and Honorary Ambassador for Latin America of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). She is also co-author of FEE’s Economics in a Lesson workshop, a program about to be launched in Latin America. She has also actively participated with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and Students For Liberty Mexico.

Angelica Villarreal

Mexico & Latin America Country Manager, Horizen

Angelica Villarreal

Mexico & Latin America Country Manager, Horizen

Angelica is an Industrial and Systems Engineer from Tecnológico de Monterrey. She is currently the National Manager of Horizen.global in Latin America for Horizen, in addition to being the Founder of the Viva La Crypto event in Mexico.

For 4 years he has implemented different strategies for the creation of markets and communities, having a great impact on the world of cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology in Mexico and Latin America.

Her areas of focus are: Project Management, Business Development, Strategic Planning and Creation of new markets, among others. She has worked for companies of international stature based in Germany and the United States, due to her experience in this industry, she has been able to have an international presence in different events such as Blockshow Europe (Munich), LaBitConf (Colombia), Anarchapulco (Mexico), Blockspot (Brazil), Crypto Conference (Los Angeles).

Cristian Moreno

Academy Coordinator, EsLibertad

Cristian Moreno

Academy Coordinator, EsLibertad

Cristian Moreno is a student of Political Science and Government. In 2014 he published his novel ""La Rebelión de los Dioses"" by Dunken Publishing House. He is a lecturer, media columnist, and guest panelist for radio and television shows.

In 2017, being Junior Local Coordinator to EsLibertad, he was selected as one of the Top Global Leaders of Students For Liberty and elected as the National Director of EsLibertad Argentina for 2018-2019. From 2019 to 2020, he was Regional Coordinator of EsLibertad for the Southern Cone, and since 2020 he is EsLibertad’s Academy Coordinator.

Currently, he is also the Executive Director of FORJAR. Recently, he published his new book ""La batalla cultural: la importancia de un liberalismo popular"" by Unión Editorial Argentina.

Daniela Cano

Manager, Fundación para La Libertad Económica Honduras

Daniela Cano

Manager, Fundación para La Libertad Económica Honduras

Daniela Cano is awarded honors in International Relations by the Central American Technological University. She served as the National Director of Students for Liberty Honduras and currently serves as Senior Coordinator. Always in the field of social activism, she is co-founder of Ladies of Liberty Alliance Honduras.

In 2019, together with his team, he won first place in the SFL Innovation Challenge, with the project called ""Free Tech: Technology for a freer future,” which seeks to create opportunities for improvement in freedom issues by creating technological tools.

In June 2020, he led a team of young people to create an electronic platform through which more than 8 thousand people were able to communicate directly with 116 of the 128 deputies of the National Congress and demonstrate against a new Penal Code that affects civil liberties.

Currently, she serves as Executive Manager of the Foundation for Economic Freedom, a Honduran think tank whose objective is to improve the climate for doing business in Central America through research initiatives and strategic litigation. She is a Fellow of the Charter Cities Institute Emerging Markets program. She works as a corporate governance consultant and international image advisor for special economic zones in the professional field.

Dr. Abimael Orozco

Founder, Colegio Preuniversitario Galileo

Dr. Abimael Orozco

Founder, Colegio Preuniversitario Galileo

Abimael Orozco is a Guatemalan Agronomist who graduated from the Rafael Landivar University. He holds a doctorate in Public Administration and Public Policy from Galileo University.

Likewise, he is a Doctor in human dynamics and mental health who graduated from the Mariano Gálvez University, a Doctor in Public Administration with a post-doctorate in gender and penal system from the Center for Higher Studies in Legal and Criminological Sciences of Mexico. Also, he has master's degrees in reengineering and assurance technologies, program management and policies in infant feeding, andragogy, and higher teaching and business engineering.

He has been a university professor and director of university campuses. He is president of the Guatemalan Foundation for Health and Education (FUNSALUD) and Founder of the Galileo Pre-University College.

He is a Private Investor in the real estate, crypto, gold investment, and digital business area.

Eduardo Fernández Luiña

Professor of Political Science, Francisco Marroquín University in Madrid

Eduardo Fernández Luiña

Professor of Political Science, Francisco Marroquín University in Madrid

Eduardo Fernández is a Doctor in Political Science and works as a Professor at the Francisco Marroquín University. In addition, Eduardo is Head of Studies and the International Area of the DISENSO Foundation.

Elaine Ford

Founding Director, Democracia & Desarrollo Internacional

Elaine Ford

Founding Director, Democracia & Desarrollo Internacional

Elaine Ford has a Master's in International Studies from the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile, with a postgraduate degree in International Law from the University of Nottingham, England. She also has journalism studies from the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences and completed a Specialization in Innovation in Government and Collaborative Solutions from the John F. Kennedy School of Government Institute at Harvard University.

Currently, she is Director of Democracy & International Development. She is also the author of the book "The challenge of digital democracy: towards an interconnected citizenship"

Emelyn Medina

Director of Alliances and Bonding, Talent Network

Emelyn Medina

Director of Alliances and Bonding, Talent Network

Emelyn Medina is a graduate of the Mechatronics Engineering career at the Interdisciplinary Professional Unit in Engineering and Advanced Technologies (UPIITA) of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), her experience with the construction of robots began at the age of 16.

As a proactive engineer in the development of robotics, she has developed activities related to STEAM education, through the social entrepreneurship ""Mbots ONE"", which promotes a disruptive pedagogical model through the use of robots, where issues such as movement are addressed maker and the DIY philosophy in children and young people.

Currently, she works as Director of Alliances and Linkage at Talent Network, a startup focused on building the largest Talent ecosystem in Latin America, and whose fundamental objectives are to detect, accompany and link talent between academia, industry and government departments.

In addition to her activities in the Talent Network, Emelyn is a mentor and judge in different technology and entrepreneurship events in Mexico and Latin America, such as Startup Weekend and different Robotics Tournaments at the National and International Level.

She served as the manager and mentor of the first school makerspace in Latin America within the Colegio Hebreo Maguen David where she advised maker projects for solving social problems and the robotics team of the school, which has obtained different important national recognitions.

Emelyn has participated in international robotics competitions such as Robogames and Robotchallenge from 2006 to 2013. He has a certification by the All Japan Robot Sumo Tournament to give lectures and demonstrations of sumo robot in 2016, he is a lecturer on space robotics topics, from service and educational, she is also the founder of different robotics organizations and events such as the Robotics and Advanced Technologies Tournament of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), and the International Robotics Cup Mexico.

Emily Gularte

Filmmaker, Mentor at the School of Film and Visual Arts, Francisco Marroquin University

Emily Gularte

Filmmaker, Mentor at the School of Film and Visual Arts, Francisco Marroquin University

Emily Gularte is a Guatemalan director, producer, and screenwriter who graduated from the School of Film and Visual Arts of the Francisco Marroquín University. She has directed short films, educational videos, and advertising spots.

Her short film Lagartija (2019) was selected as the winner of the 2019 Sundance Ignite Challenge and premiered in a private screening at the Sundance International Film Festival. Additionally, Lagartija was an official selection at the Mill Valley Film Festival in California, the Bogoshorts festival in Colombia, and FICUNAM in Mexico.

Emily was the lead writer and voice director for the animated web series Liberto and Valentina.

Additionally, she has traveled to New York and Norway as the director of various videos and documentaries for the Human Rights Foundation.

Among her works are:

- "HRF Lifeline Series", documentary series, Norway, United States, 2019
- "Lagartija", Short film, Guatemala, 2018
- "Everything Makes Sense", Advertising, Guatemala, 2017
- "In a lapse", Short film, Guatemala, 2017
- "Liberto and Valentina", Web series, Guatemala, 2017-2018
- "Oslo Freedom Forum ',' Video Summary, Norway, 2017-2018
- "Unlucky", Short film, Guatemala, 2016
- "Disonancia", Short film, Guatemala, 2016
- "When there is no one left", Short film, Guatemala, 2016

Federico Fernández

Executive Director, Somos Innovación

Federico Fernández

Executive Director, Somos Innovación

Federico N. Fernández is Executive Director of Somos Innovación (the Latin American alliance in favor of creativity and innovation), Senior Fellow of the Austrian Economics Center (Vienna, Austria) and President of the Fundación Internacional Bases (Rosario, Argentina). He also serves as President of the Organizing Committee of the International Congress ""The Austrian School of Economics in the XXI Century"", which is held alternately in Argentina and Austria.

Federico's work, whether articles or campaigns, has appeared in The Economist (United Kingdom), El País (Spain), El Comercio (Peru), Newsweek (United States), Asahi Shimbun (Japan) and La Nación (Argentina) , among others.

Federico has lectured on three continents, is the author of academic articles and co-compiler of the books “The Austrian School of Economics in the 21st Century” and “An Austrian in Argentina: Essays in honor of Alberto Benegas Lynch (Jr)”.

Gabriel Calzada

President, Francisco Marroquín University

Gabriel Calzada

President, Francisco Marroquín University

Gabriel Calzada is the president of the Francisco Marroquín University (UFM), founded in 1971 in Guatemala with the mission of teaching and disseminating the ethical, legal, and economic principles of a society of free and responsible people.

Until the beginning of this year, he was president of APEE (Association of Private Enterprise Education, USA). He is vice president of the Mont Pelerin Society (USA) and member of the board of directors of the Rising Tide Foundation (Switzerland). In his native Spain, he was the founding president of the Juan de Mariana Institute, a research center that obtained international recognition for its innovative studies, twice winning the Atlas Network “Templeton Freedom Award”.

In 2009, Gabriel conducted a study on the negative impact of subsidies for renewable energy by the Spanish government, which drew worldwide attention. In Spain, after a lengthy national debate sparked by the study, the government halted and reversed the subsidies they had launched in 1996. In the United States, the mainstream media gave wide coverage to his arguments and conclusions. That public debate, together with several interventions and testimonies from him before the United States Congress, contributed to burying the initiative of President Obama to copy the Spanish regulation.

Gabriel has a doctorate in Economics from the Rey Juan Carlos University of Spain. He has published nearly a thousand articles in international media and specialized magazines. He has been an associate professor of economics at the same university, a visiting professor at the Geneva Center for Security Policies, a professor at the Francisco Marroquín University, and an academic at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He is a specialist in energy and environmental economics, Austrian business cycle theory, defense economics, and urban planning. Another of his fields of research is the origin of liberal ideas in late Spanish scholasticism.

He is passionate about cinema and teaches cinematographic language at the UFM School of Film and Visual Arts. He enjoys his weekends exploring nature and the villages of Guatemala's interior together with his wife Karen, their three daughters, and their two dogs.

Guillermo Peña

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Fundación Eléutera

Guillermo Peña

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Fundación Eléutera

Guillermo Peña has a B.A. Political Science at North Carolina State University, he studied for his Master's in Business Economics at Francisco Marroquín University. He is currently a member of the boards of directors of the National Association of Industrialists (ANDI), the Association of Free Zones of the Americas (AZFA), the Electric Power System Operator Association (ODS), and Distribuidora Panting Zelaya.

Irune Ariño

Deputy Director, Instituto Juan de Mariana

Irune Ariño

Deputy Director, Instituto Juan de Mariana

Irune Ariño has a degree in Political Science from the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona), and is currently studying the Master's Degree in Philosophy for contemporary challenges at the Open University of Catalunya. She is the co-author of the books "La Resposta Liberal" (2020), prefaced by Juan Ramón Rallo, and "Dismantling hegemonic feminism" (2020), prefaced by María Blanco.

She currently works as deputy director of the Juan de Mariana Institute and until a few months ago she was also Events Associate for Students For Liberty Europe, organizing the last LibertyCon Europe that had more than 700 attendees in the Spanish capital of Madrid. She has occasionally collaborated with newspapers such as El Español, Libertad Digital and Actualidad Económica. She has given talks on feminism, ethics and commodification, and nationalism.

Javier Milei

Chief Economist, Acordar Foundation

Javier Milei

Chief Economist, Acordar Foundation

Javier Milei has a degree in Economics from the University of Belgrano. He completed a Postgraduate Degree in Economic Theory at the Institute for Economic and Social Development and a Postgraduate Degree in Economics at the Tucato Di Tella University. He has been Chief Economist of Máxima AFJP, coordinator of the Broda Study, and Advisor to the Argentine Government at ICSID.

Milei is a specialist in growth issues with or without money. He has been a professor of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Monetary Theory, Financial Theory, Economic Growth, and Mathematical Economics, both at universities in Argentina and abroad.

He is the author of more than fifty academic articles, about a hundred journalistic pieces in the most important media in the country and the author of nine books, among them “Desenmascarando la mentira keynesiana”, “Política Económica Contrarreloj” y “Otra vez sopa: maquinita, infleta y devaluta” (the latter two in collaboration with Diego Giacomini).

He currently works as Chief Economist of the Acordar Foundation, is a member of the B20, a member of the Economic Policy Group of ICC International (advisor to the G20 in the design of public policies), and a member of the World Economic Forum.

Javier Pérez-Saavedra

Director of FEE en Español & Proyecto HEROES, FEE

Javier Pérez-Saavedra

Director of FEE en Español & Proyecto HEROES, FEE

Javier Perez-Saavedra is a passionate entrepreneur with a bachelor’s degree focused in Business Administration and Management from Kennesaw State University - Michael J. Coles College of Business. He serves FEE as our Product Development and Research Manager- Strategic Projects and leads FEE in Spanish initiative. Javier is originally from Guatemala City.

Jhanisse Vaca Daza

Freedom Fellowship Manager, Human Rights Foundation

Jhanisse Vaca Daza

Freedom Fellowship Manager, Human Rights Foundation

Jhanisse Vaca Daza is the Freedom Fellowship Manager at the Human Rights Foundation and Network Manager for the Oslo Freedom Forum. She is also co-founder of Ríos de Pie, a non-violent citizen movement focused on human rights and Bolivia’s environmental rights.

Jhanisse obtained her honors bachelor’s degree at Kent State University, where she studied International Relations thanks to scholarships. She subsequently completed the Nonviolent Movement Leadership for Social Progress online program at Harvard Kennedy School. Her background includes work in program AVISA, which protects children victims of sexual abuse in Santa Cruz, Bolivia; legal assistant in defense of undocumented immigrants in The Shagin Law Group LLC (USA); and consultation for different nonviolence NGOs in Bolivia.

José Carlos Espinoza Lanz

National Director of Operation and Integration, Kybernus

José Carlos Espinoza Lanz

National Director of Operation and Integration, Kybernus

José Espinoza has a degree in Philosophy and a Master’s in Education, with a Diploma in Negotiation, Mediation, and Construction of Agreements. He is part of the Socrates Seminary at the Aspen Institute.

He is a designer and facilitator of culture of peace workshops with a focus on conflict resolution and transformation. He has given more than 100 peace education workshops in Mexico, both for groups of adults and children. Likewise, he has participated in designing programs to prevent violence and mutual care at the primary and upper secondary education level.

His work in recent years has focused on the design of collaboration models and processes and the construction of social and educational impact projects. He has participated as a speaker in national and international meetings on violence and peace.

He is currently Director of Operation and Integration of Kybernus and is designing a social percussion project for community building in high crime rate areas.

In parallel, he is a percussionist. Playing drums and cajon, he has participated in festivals in Africa, Europe, and America.

José Ignacio Beteta

President, Asociación de Contribuyentes del Perú

José Ignacio Beteta

President, Asociación de Contribuyentes del Perú

José Ignacio Beteta has a BA in History from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, MA in Public Management from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and Public Management from the University of Applied Sciences of Peru, with studies in Music at the Conservatory of the San Agustín University of Arequipa.

In addition to presiding over the Taxpayers Association, he is a member of the board of directors of IPAE, one of the most important business organizations in Peru, director of the Center for Integral Educational Development, an institution dedicated to the implementation of social development projects. Likewise, he has more than 15 years working on various initiatives throughout Peru and is a collaborator in various national media.

José Muñoz Meza

Program Coordinator, Friedrich Naumann Foundation - Andean Countries

José Muñoz Meza

Program Coordinator, Friedrich Naumann Foundation - Andean Countries

José Muñoz has nine years of work experience in management, research, and coordinating international and regional projects. He is currently in charge of managing and coordinating projects in Peru, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Bolivia for the Friedrich Naumann Foundation.

He has a vast network of contacts in international technical cooperation, international organizations, and the public sector, with certifications in startup management, innovation management, quality systems, and logical framework.

Juan Ramón Rallo

Professor of economics, Francisco Marroquín University

Juan Ramón Rallo

Professor of economics, Francisco Marroquín University

Juan Ramón Rallo has a doctorate in Economics and a law degree. He is currently a professor of Economics at the Francisco Marroquín University, at the OMMA study center, at IE University, and IE Business School. He was Director of the Juan de Mariana Institute.

He is an economic analyst for esRadio, La Sexta Noche, Al Rojo Vivo and Espejo Público; and regularly collaborates in the press with El Confidencial and La Razón.

Also, he is the author of Liberalism: The 10 Basic Principles of the Liberal Order; Against Modern Monetary Theory; La Pizarra by Juan Ramón Rallo: The 40 Myths of the Spanish Economy, among other works.

Luis Eduardo Sánchez

CEO, Transformatec

Luis Eduardo Sánchez

CEO, Transformatec

Luis Sánchez is a Computer and Systems Engineer. He works as a consultant in digital transformation for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

He was Manager of the Central American Trade Network of the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration, and consultant for more than 10 years in technological solutions for the business sector in Central America.

María Blanco

Professor of Economics, San Pablo-CEU University

María Blanco

Professor of Economics, San Pablo-CEU University

María Blanco has a Ph.D. in economics from the Complutense University of Madrid. She works as a Professor of History of Economic Thought and Economic Theory, and as an associate professor at the ILEAD (Institute of Leadership and Advancement) at her university. She has taught graduate classes at her university and others.

She was a member of the Juan de Mariana Institute and the Bases Foundation. Currently, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mont Pelerin Society. She writes for various print media. She has participated in radio and television and has written several books, such as "Las Tribus Liberales", "Afrodita Desenmascarada" and, together with Carlos Rodríguez Braun and Luis Daniel Ávila, "Hacienda Somos todos, cariño", published in 2021.

María Dolores Arias

Director, Libertópolis

María Dolores Arias

Director, Libertópolis

María Dolores holds MBA degrees with a minor in Marketing from the Francisco Marroquín University, in addition to having completed the Master in Arts in Objectivist Philosophy curriculum from the same university. She also holds a Master's degree in Administration with an emphasis on Organization and Systems from the Universidad Veracruzana and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the same university.

She has been a tenured professor at UFM for seven years. She was the recipient of the Murray Rothbard award for the best professor at the Henry Hazlitt Center at that university.
In ​​communication, she has more than eleven years of radio experience, being the founder and host of Libertopólis.com.

María Dolores was awarded first place in the Radio and TV category of the 12th Gold Standard Award for excellence in economic and business journalism from the Amcham of Guatemala, with the program: + Negocios, Sistema EVA (Economic Value Added) I and II with Joel Stern In the 13th Gold Standard Award for excellence in economic and business journalism, she obtained second place in the Internet category for the column: Venezuela: Chronicle of an announced disaster, posted on República.gt.

She was also awarded the Charles L. Stillman Award in the newspaper article category with the work ""And if the processions, would the government organize them?"" posted on República.gt.

Matías Fernández Diaz

Senior Public Policy Manager, Mercado Libre

Matías Fernández Diaz

Senior Public Policy Manager, Mercado Libre

Matias holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations (Universidad Catolica Argentina) and a Master’s in Telecommunications Management (Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina).

Currently, he serves as Senior Public Policy Manager at Mercado Libre. He coordinates Mercado Libre’s Public Policy agenda and regulatory efforts in Argentina and Uruguay from Buenos Aires. Before joining Mercado Libre, Matias served as Public Policy Director at GSMA Latin America.

Mauricio Alarcón Salvador

Executive Director, Fundación Ciudadanía y Desarrollo

Mauricio Alarcón Salvador

Executive Director, Fundación Ciudadanía y Desarrollo

Mauricio Alarcón is a lawyer from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito with master's degree in Public Management and Direction, as well as in Political Action, Institutional Strengthening and Citizen Participation in the Rule of Law.

He is a democracy activist and human rights defender. Founder and Executive Director of the Citizenship and Development Foundation, a national contact for Transparency International in Ecuador, an organization that promotes democracy, citizen participation, transparency, social control and open government. He was deputy member of the National Constituent Assembly of Ecuador between 2007 and 2008, and a constitutional advisor in the Council for Citizen Participation between 2008 and 2010.

He has been a fellow of the Australian Government and the Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. Member of the Latin American Network of Youth for Democracy. He was recognized ""30 under 30"" by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), as one of the 30 inspiring young activists in the world working for a democratic future.

Prof. Gabriel Zanotti

Academic Director, Acton Institute (Argentina)

Prof. Gabriel Zanotti

Academic Director, Acton Institute (Argentina)

Professor Gabriel Zanotti has a degree in Philosophy from the Universidad del Norte Santo Tomás de Aquino (UNSTA), 1984, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA), 1990. He is a full-time professor at the Austral University and a professor with Simple dedication at CEMA, and a visiting professor at Francisco Marroquín University. He is the Academic Director of the Acton Argentina Institute.

He has published, among many other books, Economía de Mercado y Doctrina Social de la Iglesia (Ed. de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, 1985; 2.a ed., Ediciones Cooperativas, Buenos Aires, 2005), El humanismo del futuro (Ed. de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, 1989; 2.a ed., Ediciones Cooperativas, Buenos Aires, 2007); Popper: búsqueda con esperanza (Ed. de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, 1993); Epistemología da economía (Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, 1997); El método de la economía política (Ediciones Cooperativas, Buenos Aires, 2004); Introducción filosófica a Hayek (Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Unión Editorial, Guatemala/Madrid, 2003); Filosofía para filósofos (Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Unión Editorial, Guatemala/Madrid, 2003); Fundamentos filosóficos y epistemológicos de la praxeología (Unsta, Tucumán, 2004); Hacia una hermenéutica realista (Austral, Buenos Aires, 2005); La economía de la Acción Humana (Unión Editorial, Madrid, 2009); Antropología cristiana y economía de mercado (Unión Editorial, Madrid, 2011); Caminos abiertos, un análisis filosófico de la historia de la epistemología de la economía, desde fines del s. XIX hasta 1982 (Unión Editorial, Madrid, 2013); La hermenéutica como el humano conocimiento (Arjé, LLC, Cheyenne, USA, 2019).

The Acton Institute Library has published the following books of his authorship: Libertad de enseñanza y pedagogía dialógica (2019); La ideología de género contra las libertades individuales: Hacia la desaparición de la libertad de expresión, de religión y de enseñanza en Occidente (2018); Judeocristianismo, Civilización Occidental y Libertad: Ensayo sobre el origen esencialmente judeocristiano de la libertad en Occidente (2018); Antropología filosófica cristiana y economía de mercado: Sobre la base de Santo Tomás de Aquino y la Escuela Austríaca de Economía (2017); Economía para sacerdotes: La racionalidad económica al encuentro de la Fe (en coautoría con Mario Šilar, 2016); Comentario a la Suma Contra Gentiles: Un puente entre el siglo XIII y el siglo XXI (2015); Estado liberal de derecho y laicidad (en coautoría con Mario Šilar y Jorge E. Velarde Rosso, 2013); Ley natural, cristianismo y razón pública (2012); El humanismo del futuro: Ensayo filosófico-político (2012); Igualdad, libertad, intimidad: Ideas clave para un humanismo cristiano y liberal del siglo XXI (2010); Economía de mercado y Doctrina Social de la Iglesia (2005); and El método de la economía política (2004).

He has also written a large number of essays and articles. He has taught courses and seminars at universities in Argentina and abroad, and has participated in conferences and congresses both in the country and abroad.

Prof. Walter Castro

Academic Director of the Business School, Fundación Libertad

Prof. Walter Castro

Academic Director of the Business School, Fundación Libertad

Walter Castro is a Doctor in Economics from the ESEADE University Institute; Master's Degree in Economics from the same institution and Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Universidad del CEMA. He is a National Public Accountant from the National University of Rosario (UNR).
He has been an Ordinary Professor of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies for more than 25 years at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA Rosario), where he also coordinates the Chair of Economics.

He is in charge of the Directorate of Academic Affairs of the Fundación Libertad. Likewise, he works as coordinator of the “Ideas for Freedom” Program, co-organized with Liberty Fund of the USA. He is also Professor of Economics in the Graduate course in Agribusiness.

He is Titular Professor of the Degree in the Chair of Institutions of the Degree in Economics of the University of the Latin American Educational Center. In addition, he is Titular Professor of Postgraduate by Competition at the UNR, and teaches the subject ""Macroeconomics"" in the Master of Business Management of the Faculty of Engineering. In 2017 he was appointed Professor of the UCA.

Having already served more than 25 years in specialized journalism, he currently conducts his radio program ""El Regreso"" on Fisherton CNN on a daily basis, and participates weekly as an economic columnist for a television program broadcast by Cablevisión.

Since 1992 he has been a Founding Partner of “Castro y Fernández”, a Consultant specialized in business advice and reengineering.

He was a Founding Member of the Tax Studies Forum and a Member of the Rosarina Society of Ethical Studies. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society and the Adam Smith Society.
He is a Visiting Professor at the Francisco Marroquín University of Guatemala, in its Public Choice Chair, and a Guest Professor at the Institutions Chair of the Master in Economics at the OMMA Center for Higher Studies. He is a Professor at Cato University and a frequent director and participant in the Liberty Fund Colloquia.

Roberto Salinas

Director, Center for Latin America Atlas Network

Roberto Salinas

Director, Center for Latin America Atlas Network

Roberto Salinas León is executive director of the Center for Latin American of Atlas Network, as well as president of the Alamos Alliance, an economic policy colloquium of great recognition in Latin America, held annually in the magical town of Álamos, Sonora.

He was director of The Economist Conferences in Mexico, from 1997 to 2009. He has published more than 2000 articles in media such as El Economista, Nexos, The Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Barrons, Investor's Business Daily, among several others.

He is a weekly commentator on the program, Es Negocios, ADN40, in Mexico City; and he is an occasional commentator on CNN Latin America, Reuters, and the BBC. He was an economic analyst for the newscasts “Hechos” on TV Azteca, 1997-2005.

He has delivered more than 900 lectures in various regions of the world, across four continents. He has testified several times before the House of Representatives of the US Congress on free trade, foreign exchange policy in Latin America, and economic policy in Mexico. He studied Political Economy and Philosophy, and earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Political Theory from Purdue University, Indiana.

He was recognized by the magazine Líderes Mexicanos (2009).

Warren Orbaugh

Director of the Center for Capitalism Studies, Francisco Marroquín University

Warren Orbaugh

Director of the Center for Capitalism Studies, Francisco Marroquín University

Warren Orbaugh holds a Master's Degree in Theory and History of Architecture from the University of Virginia (1987), as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from Rafael Landivar University (1982), a Diploma in Economics from the Foundation for Economic Education (2000) and painting studies with the painter Manolo Gallardo (1970 - 1980).

In previous years, he has been Director of the Henry Hazlitt Center and Academic Director of the UFM School of Architecture and President and Major Designer of the architecture firm Warren Orbaugh & Collaborators.

He has multiple publications, among which stand out in recent years The Literary Method of Ayn Rand, Guatemala, 2020; The Return of the Superman, Guatemala, 2017; and Objectivism: La Filosofía Benevolente, Guatemala, 2015.

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