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Austrian Economics in the countries of Ex-Yugoslavia

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Speakers:

  • Stephen N. Bartulica is an associate professor of political philosophy at the Catholic University of Croatia in Zagreb. His scholarly interests include the relationship between religion and politics, ideologies, and constitutional theory. He has served in positions at the highest level of government, first as special advisor for religious affairs to the President of Croatia Ivo Josipovic (2010-2015) and later as a senior foreign policy advisor to Prime Minister Tihomir Orešković (2016). He is the founder and president of the Center for the Renewal of Culture, a Croatian NGO designed to educate young professionals in virtue ethics and leadership. This NGO was part of a coalition that successfully organized a national referendum on defining marriage in 2013.
  • Admir Čavalić is the founder and director of “Multi,” the pioneer and biggest libertarian association in Bosnia and Herzegovina. As a young student of economics, he began reading the works of Milton Friedman, which motivated him to make a documentary called “Economy,” which was the first Bosnian documentary expressing liberal economic solutions. Čavalić gathered respectable university professors from around the country and in 60 minutes presented the liberal economic agenda for the prosperity of the domestic economy.
  • Simon Sarevski (MKD) holds a B.Sc. in Financial Management from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University (Skopje). He is a research assistant at the Austrian Economics Center and project manager at Libertania, Center for Contemporary Politics, a classical liberal organization based in Macedonia. Simon is also a coordinator for European Students for Liberty in Macedonia.

Moderator:

  • Federico N. Fernández is President of Fundación Internacional Bases (Rosario, Argentina) and a Senior Fellow with the Austrian Economics Center (Vienna, Austria). He is also the president of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference “The Austrian School of Economics in the 21st Century,” which has taken place every two years since 2006 in Rosario (Argentina). He has been actively engaged in work within the Liberty movement for more than a decade.