Thank you to those who attended the event! You can read the event description below and view pictures in the gallery on the left.

Join Atlas Network to kick off the holiday season with a special Liberty Cafe, featuring Dr. Gabriel Calzada, president of Universidad Francisco Marroquin (UFM), the world's only libertarian university. Calzada will discuss some of UFM's most innovative projects, including their Global Startup Workshop with MIT, and Antigua Forum - an exclusive, annual gathering of free market reformers from around the world, plus the challenges and successes of being a libertarian university in the heart of Central America.

Location: The Penn Club of New York (30 W 44th St., New York, NY)

Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Attire: Cocktail attire or business 

Festive drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served. 


Dr. Gabriel Calzada is the president of Universidad Francisco Marroquin (UFM), the world's only libertarian university. Calzada is the founder and former president of the Instituto Juan de Mariana, a libertarian think tank based in Spain. He has been an Associate Professor of Economics at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Spain since 2004, where he received his doctorate in economics. He has been Vice-Director of the scholarly Procesos de Mercado and a Rowley Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and is also a Fellow at the Centre for the New Europe. He is a member of the Mont Perelin Society. Universidad Francisco Marroquin, based in Guatemala City, seeks to teach and disseminate the ethical, legal and economic principles of a society of free and responsible persons. 

On many occasions, Calzada has been invited to testify before Congress and the Senate on energy policy and the environment. He frequently appears on television broadcasts and has written for publications including Libertad Digital, the Spanish HeraldExpanses, Mises Daily, The Journal of Libertarian Studies, Procesos de Mercados, El Mundo, Epoca, La Ilustracion Liberal, Canarias Liberal and Washington Times.