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Video in honor of Leonard Liggio

A video in honor of Leonard Liggio, on IES-Europe's 20th birthday.

Wikipedia founder & Hayek

Jimmy Wales is the founder of Wikipedia and an admirer of Friedrich A. Hayek's work. In this interview, hosted by Luis Figueroa, he answers various questions about the philosophical ideas behind this virtual community-built encyclopedia. Wales explains that the original idea for the project stems from Hayek's thoughts on the impossibility of central planning and the existence of disperse knowledge. He also discusses the benefits Wikipedia offers a global society that demands reliable sources of information.

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Prof. Pierre Garello

Pierre Garello, director of IES-Europe, is Professor of Economics at the Faculté d'Economie Appliquée of Paul Cézanne University in Aix-en-Provence, France.

He is responsible for the research at the Paul Cézanne University. He has published various articles on Austrian economics, law and economics (especially competition law and contract law).
He received his PhD in economics in 1992 from New York University where he worked on perception and decision theories.

He is a member of the IREF, a think tank that promotes fiscal federalism.

He is also at the center of a liberal network in Europe and is the coordinator of the European liberal think tanks Resource Bank. 

Prof. Douglas Rasmussen

Douglas Rasmussen has been a member of the Philosophy Department at the St. John's University since 1981. Dr. Rasmussen has authored numerous articles in such journals as American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, American Philosophical Quarterly, International Philosophical Quarterly, The New Scholasticism, The Personalist, Public Affairs Quarterly, The Review of Metaphysics, Social Philosophy and Policy, The Thomist, and in many scholarly anthologies. He guest-edited TELEOLOGY & THE FOUNDATION OF VALUE—the January 1992 (Volume 75, No. 1) issue of The Monist.

Dr. Rasmussen has been awarded grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Humane Studies, and the Earhart Foundation. He was a Visiting Research Scholar at the following institutions: Social Philosophy and Policy Center, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, in the spring of 2001 and the summer of 2008; the Université Pantheon—Assas Paris II in the summer of 2002; Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, for 1998–1999; and the Heritage Foundation in the spring of 1989. He received that Matchette Award twice from the American Catholic Philosophical Association for outstanding paper by a younger scholar. Dr. Rasmussen has lectured widely throughout the United States and Europe and has directed numerous colloquia and symposia for various educational foundations. He has served on the Steering Committee of the Ayn Rand Society and is a member of the Executive Council of the American Catholic Philosophical Association.

He received the Medal for Outstanding Faculty Achievement from St. John’s University, Honors Convocation, June 1994. Recently, his co-authored book, Norms of Liberty, was the subject of a new book, Reading Rasmussen and Den Uyl: Critical Essays on "Norms of Liberty" (2008), edited by Aeon J. Skoble.

Dr. Rasmussen is currently working on two books: The Perfectionist Turn and The Illiberality of Human Capabilities Liberalism.

Dr. Carlo Lottieri

Carlo Lottieri is an Italian free-market philosopher. He studied philosophy in Genoa and sociology at the Institut Universitaire d’Etudes Européennes at the University of Geneva and in Paris, where he obtained a D.E.A. and a Ph.D. at the Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV). His thesis was written under the direction of Raymond Boudon and it was on "Idéologie et science dans la sociologie politique de Gaetano Mosca".

After some years of cooperation with Vaclav Belohradsky, the chair of Political Sociology at the University of Trieste, in 1999 he became Assistant Researcher in Political Philosophy at the University of Siena. He taught Sociology and Economics at the ISC (Istituto Superiore di Comunicazione) of Milan between 1997 and 1999.

In 2003 he became Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Law at the University of Siena.

He has been Editorial Director of the journal Federalismo & Libertà (Milan) and with Luigi Marco Bassani and Mauro Maldonato he edited a books collection about the history of political ideas (Sfere della libertà, Guida publisher). Now he is one of the editors of a books collection about political philosophy and free-market economy (Diritto, Mercato, Libertà, IBL libri publisher). He published papers in many journals: Telos, Journal of Libertarian Studies, L'Année Sociologique and others.

He edited an anthology of writings by Bruno Leoni: Law, Liberty and the Competitive Market (with a Preface by Richard A. Epstein), New Brunswick NJ, Transaction, 2008.

He is director of the Political Theory department of the Bruno Leoni Institute, a libertarian think-tank based in Turin and Adjunct Faculty member of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Dr. Gregory Rehmke

He has a degree in Economics from the University of Washington and has worked with the Reason Foundation, the Institute for Humane Studies, the Center for the American Idea, and the Foundation for Economic Education. In addition to directing programs for Economic Thinking, Mr. Rehmke is a speaker at student programs for the Independent Institute, the Mackinac Center, the Houston World Affairs Council, and the Institute for Economic Studies-Europe.

He is a member of theMackinac Center Board of Scholars and has written on environmental topics for PERC Reports, a newsletter of the Political Economy Research Center (renamed the Property and Environment Research Center) in Bozeman, Montana. He has written over one hundred articles on public policy topics as well as published resource books, study guides, and newsletters focused on the economic aspects of over twenty years of high school and homeschool debate topics.

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