Video Interviews

2016

Surviving At the Top of National Politics Esperanza Aguirre, Spain Former minister of education and culture; former president of the Senate; former president of the Community of Madrid; president of the Popular Party of Madrid

Surviving At the Top of National Politics

Esperanza Aguirre, Spain

Former minister of education and culture; former president of the Senate; former president of the Community of Madrid; president of the Popular Party of Madrid

How Churchill Saved Western Civilization João Espada, Portugal Professor of political studies and director of the Institute for Political Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal; former adviser to two presidents of Portugal; awarded the Order of Merit by the Portuguese government and the highest civil recognition given by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

How Churchill Saved Western Civilization

João Espada, Portugal

Professor of political studies and director of the Institute for Political Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal; former adviser to two presidents of Portugal; awarded the Order of Merit by the Portuguese government and the highest civil recognition given by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Fighting for Freedom of Speech in Venezuela Marcel Granier, Venezuela President and CEO of Empresas 1BC, a major media company in Venezuela; president of the board and general director of Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV), one of the country’s most watched TV channels; activist and vocal critic of the Venezuelan government

Fighting for Freedom of Speech in Venezuela

Marcel Granier, Venezuela

President and CEO of Empresas 1BC, a major media company in Venezuela; president of the board and general director of Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV), one of the country’s most watched TV channels; activist and vocal critic of the Venezuelan government

From Cuban Prisioner to Best-Selling Author Carlos Alberto Montaner, Cuba and Spain Commentator and author of more than twenty-five books and thousands of articles, mostly on the Cuban dictatorship; named one of the fifty most influential Ibero-American intellectuals by Foreign Policy magazine; political analyst for CNN en Español

From Cuban Prisioner to Best-Selling Author

Carlos Alberto Montaner, Cuba and Spain

Commentator and author of more than twenty-five books and thousands of articles, mostly on the Cuban dictatorship; named one of the fifty most influential Ibero-American intellectuals by Foreign Policy magazine; political analyst for CNN en Español

From Marxist to Market Liberal Mauricio Rojas, Sweden and Chile Former member of the Swedish parliament for the Liberal People’s Party; senior fellow at Fundación para el Progreso, a market-liberal think tank in Chile; author of several books on immigration, economics, and the Swedish model; former president of the market-liberal think tank Timbro

From Marxist to Market Liberal

Mauricio Rojas, Sweden and Chile

Former member of the Swedish parliament for the Liberal People’s Party; senior fellow at Fundación para el Progreso, a market-liberal think tank in Chile; author of several books on immigration, economics, and the Swedish model; former president of the market-liberal think tank Timbro

How to Teach Liberalism – and Anything Else Barbara Oakley, United States New York Times bestselling author of A Mind for Numbers; creator of Learning How to Learn, one of the most popular online courses in the world with more than half a million students; professor of engineering at Oakland University; visiting scholar at University of California, San Diego  

How to Teach Liberalism – and Anything Else

Barbara Oakley, United States

New York Times bestselling author of A Mind for Numbers; creator of Learning How to Learn, one of the most popular online courses in the world with more than half a million students; professor of engineering at Oakland University; visiting scholar at University of California, San Diego

 

A Leading Voice for Liberty in Africa Japheth Omojuwa, Nigeria Political commentator and editor of Atlas Network’s AfricanLiberty.org, one of Africa’s largest websites on economics and governance; World Economic Forum Global Shaper; featured on CNN, BBC, and Al Jazeera; named one of Africa’s 50 Movers and Shakers by Credit Suisse

A Leading Voice for Liberty in Africa

Japheth Omojuwa, Nigeria

Political commentator and editor of Atlas Network’s AfricanLiberty.org, one of Africa’s largest websites on economics and governance; World Economic Forum Global Shaper; featured on CNN, BBC, and Al Jazeera; named one of Africa’s 50 Movers and Shakers by Credit Suisse

2015

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, and Government Regulations Jerry Brito, United States Executive director of Coin Center, a new nonprofit research and advocacy center focused on public policy issues facing cryptocurrency technologies such as Bitcoin; adjunct professor of law and former director of the Technology Policy Program at Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, and Government Regulations

Jerry Brito, United States

Executive director of Coin Center, a new nonprofit research and advocacy center focused on public policy issues facing cryptocurrency technologies such as Bitcoin; adjunct professor of law and former director of the Technology Policy Program at Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Bringing the Internet to the Next Billion People Matt Dalio, United States and Guatemala Founder of China Care Foundation, which provides medical, social, and educational programs for orphans with disabilities in China; founder and CEO of Endless Mobile, a computer platform aimed at the developing world and built with technology at a fraction of the cost of traditional PCs

Bringing the Internet to the Next Billion People

Matt Dalio, United States and Guatemala

Founder of China Care Foundation, which provides medical, social, and educational programs for orphans with disabilities in China; founder and CEO of Endless Mobile, a computer platform aimed at the developing world and built with technology at a fraction of the cost of traditional PCs

Economic Reform in China Gang FAN, China Secretary general of China Reform Foundation; former member of the Monetary Policy Committee of China’s central bank; economic professor and director of the National Economic Research Institute; a Foreign Policy Top 100 Global Thinker

Economic Reform in China

Gang FAN, China

Secretary general of China Reform Foundation; former member of the Monetary Policy Committee of China’s central bank; economic professor and director of the National Economic Research Institute; a Foreign Policy Top 100 Global Thinker

Telecommunications, Technology and Liberalism Declan Ganley, Ireland and United States Chairman and CEO of Rivada Networks, a telecommunications firm that specializes in arbitrage and use of radio spectrum; founder and chairman of the pan-European political party Libertas  

Telecommunications, Technology and Liberalism

Declan Ganley, Ireland and United States

Chairman and CEO of Rivada Networks, a telecommunications firm that specializes in arbitrage and use of radio spectrum; founder and chairman of the pan-European political party Libertas

 

Liberalism in the Arab World Nouh El Harmouzi, Morocco Director of the Arab Center for Scientific Research and Humane Studies; editor of Arabic-language news website MinbarAlHurriyya.org; professor of economics at Ibn Toufail University in Morocco; recognized for his speech calling for economic freedom in Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring

Liberalism in the Arab World

Nouh El Harmouzi, Morocco

Director of the Arab Center for Scientific Research and Humane Studies; editor of Arabic-language news website MinbarAlHurriyya.org; professor of economics at Ibn Toufail University in Morocco; recognized for his speech calling for economic freedom in Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring

Political Leadership in South Africa Lindiwe Mazibuko, South Africa Former member of parliament, fourth youngest in the country’s history; former parliamentary leader for the Democratic Alliance, the country’s official opposition party; currently studying public policy at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

Political Leadership in South Africa

Lindiwe Mazibuko, South Africa

Former member of parliament, fourth youngest in the country’s history; former parliamentary leader for the Democratic Alliance, the country’s official opposition party; currently studying public policy at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

The Future of Education Sugata Mitra, India and United Kingdom Chief scientist emeritus at NIIT, an operator of for-profit higher education institutions in India; creator of the Hole-in-the-Wall experiment that demonstrated the value of informal learning and inspired the movie Slumdog Millionaire; professor of educational technology at Newcastle University 

The Future of Education

Sugata Mitra, India and United Kingdom

Chief scientist emeritus at NIIT, an operator of for-profit higher education institutions in India; creator of the Hole-in-the-Wall experiment that demonstrated the value of informal learning and inspired the movie Slumdog Millionaire; professor of educational technology at Newcastle University 

Liberalism and Reform in Nepal Arpita Nepal, Nepal Co-founder and director of research at Samriddhi, a foundation that advances ideas for a free and prosperous Nepal through entrepreneurial projects and by working with the national government; honored by John Templeton Foundation for promoting economic liberty and fighting corruption

Liberalism and Reform in Nepal

Arpita Nepal, Nepal

Co-founder and director of research at Samriddhi, a foundation that advances ideas for a free and prosperous Nepal through entrepreneurial projects and by working with the national government; honored by John Templeton Foundation for promoting economic liberty and fighting corruption

School Reform in New Zealand David Seymour, New Zealand Member of Parliament representing the Epsom electorate, including parts of Auckland and suburbs; leader of the pro-market ACT party; former government adviser on partnership/charter schools; former policy analyst with think tanks in Canada and New Zealand 

School Reform in New Zealand

David Seymour, New Zealand

Member of Parliament representing the Epsom electorate, including parts of Auckland and suburbs; leader of the pro-market ACT party; former government adviser on partnership/charter schools; former policy analyst with think tanks in Canada and New Zealand 

2014

OpenGov and Transparency Zac Bookman, United States Co-founder and CEO of OpenGov Inc.; principal at Formation 8 Partners; former special adviser to General HR McMaster, commander of the Anticorruption Task Force in Kabul, Afghanistan 

OpenGov and Transparency

Zac Bookman, United States

Co-founder and CEO of OpenGov Inc.; principal at Formation 8 Partners; former special adviser to General HR McMaster, commander of the Anticorruption Task Force in Kabul, Afghanistan 

Economic Journalism Pilar García de la Granja, Spain Award-winning journalist; US bureau chief correspondent for Spain’s Telecinco TV; US correspondent for Diario el Economista; first Spanish-speaking journalist to report live from the NYSE; winner of the 2007 Golden Antenna award for economics broadcasting in Spain

Economic Journalism

Pilar García de la Granja, Spain

Award-winning journalist; US bureau chief correspondent for Spain’s Telecinco TV; US correspondent for Diario el Economista; first Spanish-speaking journalist to report live from the NYSE; winner of the 2007 Golden Antenna award for economics broadcasting in Spain

Liberal School Reform in Sweden Anders Hultin, Sweden Architect of Sweden’s school choice reforms; former advisor to minister of education; entrepreneur in education sector; founder of Sweden’s largest nongovernmental school

Liberal School Reform in Sweden

Anders Hultin, Sweden

Architect of Sweden’s school choice reforms; former advisor to minister of education; entrepreneur in education sector; founder of Sweden’s largest nongovernmental school

Liberalism and Internet Governance Alfredo Timermans, Spain CEO of Telefónica Internacional USA; former Spanish secretary of state for communications; former deputy chief of staff under President José María Aznar; former director of the Foundation for Social Studies and Analysis (FAES)

Liberalism and Internet Governance

Alfredo Timermans, Spain

CEO of Telefónica Internacional USA; former Spanish secretary of state for communications; former deputy chief of staff under President José María Aznar; former director of the Foundation for Social Studies and Analysis (FAES)

Bitcoin, Britain, and Banking Steve Baker, United Kingdom Conservative Party MP for Wycombe; former aerospace engineer with Royal Air Force; former software engineer; co-founder of Cobden Center, a market-liberal think tank focusing on monetary policy

Bitcoin, Britain, and Banking

Steve Baker, United Kingdom

Conservative Party MP for Wycombe; former aerospace engineer with Royal Air Force; former software engineer; co-founder of Cobden Center, a market-liberal think tank focusing on monetary policy

Liberalism in Argentina Gonzalo Blousson, Argentina Businessman; founder and president of Partido Liberal Libertario, Argentina’s libertarian party 

Liberalism in Argentina

Gonzalo Blousson, Argentina

Businessman; founder and president of Partido Liberal Libertario, Argentina’s libertarian party 

Communicating Liberalism Bill Frezza, United States Host of syndicated talk show RealClear Radio Hour; former entrepreneur and venture capitalist; fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute; columnist for RealClearMarkets and Huffington Post; author of 2015 Antigua Forum case study on reforms in New Zealand

Communicating Liberalism

Bill Frezza, United States

Host of syndicated talk show RealClear Radio Hour; former entrepreneur and venture capitalist; fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute; columnist for RealClearMarkets and Huffington Post; author of 2015 Antigua Forum case study on reforms in New Zealand

Cryptocurrencies and Online Banking Tuur Demeester, Belgium Financial analyst and frequent media commentator on digital currencies; early investor and advocate of Bitcoin; owner of AdamantResearch, a financial research firm; former editor of financial newsletter MacroTrends.

Cryptocurrencies and Online Banking

Tuur Demeester, Belgium

Financial analyst and frequent media commentator on digital currencies; early investor and advocate of Bitcoin; owner of AdamantResearch, a financial research firm; former editor of financial newsletter MacroTrends.

Entrepreneurship and Complex Systems John Chisholm, United States Technology entrepreneur and investor; founder and CEO of John Chisholm Ventures; founder and former CEO of Decisive Technology (acquired by Google) and CustomerSat (acquired by Confirmit); president of MIT Worldwide Alumni Association; member of MIT Corporation board of trustees; trustee at Santa Fe Institute

Entrepreneurship and Complex Systems

John Chisholm, United States

Technology entrepreneur and investor; founder and CEO of John Chisholm Ventures; founder and former CEO of Decisive Technology (acquired by Google) and CustomerSat (acquired by Confirmit); president of MIT Worldwide Alumni Association; member of MIT Corporation board of trustees; trustee at Santa Fe Institute

2013

Guatemala's Telecom Reform Thomas Hazlett, United States Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics at Clemson University; professor of law and economics at George Mason University; former chief economist at the US Federal Communications Commission

Guatemala's Telecom Reform

Thomas Hazlett, United States

Hugh H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics at Clemson University; professor of law and economics at George Mason University; former chief economist at the US Federal Communications Commission

The Future of Health Care Jamie Heywood, United States Founder of PatientsLikeMe.com, a social media tool that shares disease-related information to improve patient outcomes, one of “15 companies that will change the world” (CNN Money)

The Future of Health Care

Jamie Heywood, United States

Founder of PatientsLikeMe.com, a social media tool that shares disease-related information to improve patient outcomes, one of “15 companies that will change the world” (CNN Money)

Free to Choose Medicine Bartley Madden, United States Entrepreneur and author of Free To Choose Medicine, a bold reform proposal for the Food and Drug Administration to allow faster access to cheaper drugs; co-founder of Callard, Madden & Associates

Free to Choose Medicine

Bartley Madden, United States

Entrepreneur and author of Free To Choose Medicine, a bold reform proposal for the Food and Drug Administration to allow faster access to cheaper drugs; co-founder of Callard, Madden & Associates

The Future of Freedom in Australia Andrew Robb, Australia Member of parliament; shadow minister for finance; chairman of the Coalition Policy Development Committee; former federal director of Liberal Party

The Future of Freedom in Australia

Andrew Robb, Australia

Member of parliament; shadow minister for finance; chairman of the Coalition Policy Development Committee; former federal director of Liberal Party

Liberal Reform in India Parth Shah, India Founder and president of Centre for Civil Society, a market-liberal think tank in Delhi

Liberal Reform in India

Parth Shah, India

Founder and president of Centre for Civil Society, a market-liberal think tank in Delhi

Liberalism in Malaysia Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Malaysia Founder of Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS); life member of Islamic Party of Malaysia; former head of Conservative Muslim Forum in the United Kingdom

Liberalism in Malaysia

Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Malaysia

Founder of Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS); life member of Islamic Party of Malaysia; former head of Conservative Muslim Forum in the United Kingdom

2012

Post-Soviet Poland Leszek Balcerowicz, Poland Former head of the central bank; architect of post-Soviet economic reforms

Post-Soviet Poland

Leszek Balcerowicz, Poland

Former head of the central bank; architect of post-Soviet economic reforms

Public Health in Madrid Javier Fernández-Lasquetty, Guatemala and Spain Vice president of UFM; former regional minister of health for the Community of Madrid; former deputy chief of staff for Spanish president José María Aznar; former secretary general of the Foundation for Social Studies and Analysis (FAES), Spain’s leading market-liberal think tank

Public Health in Madrid

Javier Fernández-Lasquetty, Guatemala and Spain

Vice president of UFM; former regional minister of health for the Community of Madrid; former deputy chief of staff for Spanish president José María Aznar; former secretary general of the Foundation for Social Studies and Analysis (FAES), Spain’s leading market-liberal think tank

Saving the Budget in Utah and Michigan John E. Nixon, United States Chief financial officer at University of Utah; former budget director for the state of Michigan and head of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget; responsible for leading major pension reforms in Michigan; former president of the National Association of State Budget Officers

Saving the Budget in Utah and Michigan

John E. Nixon, United States

Chief financial officer at University of Utah; former budget director for the state of Michigan and head of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget; responsible for leading major pension reforms in Michigan; former president of the National Association of State Budget Officers

The Minister of Finance as Minister of Reform Ruth Richardson, New Zealand Former minister of finance; architect of far-reaching fiscal and macroeconomic reforms during the 1990s; current and former director of several dozen companies

The Minister of Finance as Minister of Reform

Ruth Richardson, New Zealand

Former minister of finance; architect of far-reaching fiscal and macroeconomic reforms during the 1990s; current and former director of several dozen companies

Student-Centered Education Jeff Sandefer, United States Conceptualizer and promoter of reform in Texas state universities; co-founder of Acton School of Business and Acton Academy (K-12); founder of Sandefer Capital Partners; Socratic teacher; president of Antigua Forum 2013

Student-Centered Education

Jeff Sandefer, United States

Conceptualizer and promoter of reform in Texas state universities; co-founder of Acton School of Business and Acton Academy (K-12); founder of Sandefer Capital Partners; Socratic teacher; president of Antigua Forum 2013

Consumer Protection and Reform in Lithuania Remigijus Šimašius, Lithuania Mayor of Vilnius; former minister of justice; former head of Lithuanian Free Market Institute

Consumer Protection and Reform in Lithuania

Remigijus Šimašius, Lithuania

Mayor of Vilnius; former minister of justice; former head of Lithuanian Free Market Institute

Rescuing the Philippines Bernardo Villegas, Philippines Chairman of Center for Research and Communication; adviser to recent presidents

Rescuing the Philippines

Bernardo Villegas, Philippines

Chairman of Center for Research and Communication; adviser to recent presidents

Lawsuit Reform Richard Weekley, United States Chairman of Texans for Lawsuit Reform; chairman of Weekley Development Group. 

Lawsuit Reform

Richard Weekley, United States

Chairman of Texans for Lawsuit Reform; chairman of Weekley Development Group.