What Should Be a Culture of Enterprise in an Age of Globalization?

Date and Time
March 29, 2007 9 AM - 3 PM EDT
1st floor/Wintergarden
This inaugural conference features presentations by all recipients of the prestigious 2006 Templeton Enterprise Awards.

This Conference is free of charge.

The Templeton Enterprise Awards are presented annually to authors who have produced exemplary books and articles on the relationship between humane economics and culture throughout the world. The 2006 award recipients will be joined by other nationally recognized experts. Each panel will address, from a variety of compelling perspectives, what a culture of enterprise should consist of in our age of global economic competition. The presentations will focus on the urgency of striking a balance between "culture" and "enterprise" - crucial today as global capital and labor markets alter the traditional routines of economic life in first-, second- , and third-world societies.

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Panel I -- Book award winners

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Thomas E. Woods Jr.

Author of The Church and the Market (Lexington Books).
Olaf Gersemann
Foreign News Editor, Financial Times Deutschland; author of Cowboy Capitalism (Cato Institute).

10:30 - Noon Panel II -- Article award winners

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Kevin Schmiesing
Research Fellow, the Acton Institute; author of "Another Social Justice Tradition: Catholic Conservatives" (University of St. Thomas Law Journal)
Bryan Caplan
Professor of Economics, George Mason University, co-author of "Mises, Bastiat, Public Opinion and Public Choice" (Review of Political Economy)
Edward Stringham
Professor of Economics, San Jose State University, co-author of "Mises, Bastiat, Public Opinion, and Public Choice" (Review of Political Economy)
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Panel III -- National Experts

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Tom G. Palmer
Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Fadi Haddadin
Editor,, a Cato Institute Arabic-language Web magazine, and former analyst at the World Bank
John D. Mueller
Director, Economics and Ethics Program, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Robert Royal
President, Faith & Reason Institute

Registration for this event is closed.