Randy Barnett, Professor of Legal Law,
Georgetown Law (USA)
Carmel Chiswick, Professor of Economics,
Emerita, University of Illinois at
Barry Chiswick, UIC Distinguished
Professor, University of Illinois at
Zvi Eckstein, Dean School of Economics Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya
David Friedman, Professor of Law, Santa
Clara University School of Law (USA)
Seth Frantzman, Jerusalem Post and
Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies
Arye Hillman, Professor of Economics, Bar
Ilan University (Israel)
Ron S. Kenneth, President, The Israel
Statistical Association (Israel)
Leonard Leo, Executive Vice President,
Federalist Society (USA)
Doctor Rabbi Isaac Lifshitz, Shalem
Jonathan Medved, Venture Capitalist (Israel)
Charles Murray, American Enterprise
Daphne Netanyahu, Editor in Chief of the
Marah Magazine (Israel)
Iddo Netanyahu, Radiologist, Author and
Tom Palmer, Executive Vice President,
Atlas Network (USA)
Sam Peltzman, Professor of Economics
Emeritus at the University of Chicago
Booth School of Business (USA)
Russ Roberts, Professor of Economics,
George Mason University (USA)
Don Siegel, Dean of the School of
Business and Professor at the
University at Albany, SUNY (USA)
What does religion say about economic and political freedom?
Can freedom co-exist with religion?
Is capitalism not only efficient but also moral?
Wondering about those questions?
This conference is for YOU!
Sunday May 20th
Opening Dinner at the David Citadel with Ayub Kara, Deputy Minister of Development for the Negev and Galil at 7 pm.
9:30 am - 11:00 am: Why are Jews Liberal?
- Leonard Leo "How Freedom of Religion Advanced Economic Prosperity"
- Seth Frantzman "Israel's Democracy Wars"
- Arye Hillman "Expressive Behavior in the Choice of Ideology"
- Zev Golan "Economics and Zionism"
11:15 am - 12:45 pm: Morality and Economics: Is Capitalism a Moral System?
Lunch Speaker Jonathan Medved: "Startup Nation: Is the party over, or just getting started?"
Dinner in Yaffo at El Hamam with Professor Zvika Eckstein "The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70 - 1492"
Tuesday May 22nd
9:00 am- 10:30 am: Jews, Judaism and Democracy
- Carmel Chiswick "Capitalism (and Religious) Freedom: Why Religion Does Better Without Government Support"
- Barry Chiswick "Ordinary Folks, Extraordinary Successes: Why the Jews Flourished in America"
- Yarden Gazit "The Market for Religious Services in a Jewish State"
10:45 am- 12:15 pm: Judaism and Liberal Philosophy
Lunch Speaker Professor and Knesset Member Aryeh Eldad: "Is there an International Morality?"
Wednesday May 23rd
8:30 am- 10:00 am: "Do Corporations Help Maintain Religious Traditions: A Debate"
10:15 am- 11:45 am: Israel at a Crossroad
12:00 pm - 13:30 pm: Can the Bible be Reconciled with Capitalism?
Gala Dinner with Charles Murray, W. H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute at the Rockfeller Museum at 7 pm.