Over the last couple years, Atlas Network been successful in restarting a movement in Greece that promotes free markets and individual liberty by identifying, training, and supporting individuals and organizations who promote our shared vision of a free and prosperous society. Since early 2015, Greece has faced many challenges, and the economic crisis has gotten worse. After two elections in the last year, the imposition of capital controls to the Greek banking system, and a dramatic refugee crisis, Atlas Network partners, including the Liberty Forum of Greece and the Greek Liberties Monitor, are promoting a pro-freedom agenda in the country.
We invite you to attend this reception and talk, featuring Dr. Tom G. Palmer and Alexander Skouras, to learn about reforms for Greece and the retreat of populism.
Drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres provided.
This event is hosted by Atlas Network Board Member Nikolaos Monoyios.
Dr. Tom G. Palmer is the executive vice president for international programs at Atlas Network and is responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. He is also a senior fellow at Cato Institute and director of Cato University. Before joining Cato, he was an H. B. Earhart Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford University, and a vice president of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. He frequently lectures in North America, Europe, Eurasia, Africa, Latin America, India, China and throughout Asia, as well as the Middle East on political science, public choice, civil society, and the moral, legal, and historical foundations of individual rights. He has published reviews and articles on politics and morality in scholarly journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Ethics, Critical Review, and Constitutional Political Economy, as well as in publications such as Slate, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Die Welt, Caixing, Al Hayat, the Washington Post, and The Spectator of London. He is the author of Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice (expanded edition 2014), and the editor of The Morality of Capitalism (2011), After the Welfare State (2012), Why Liberty (2013), and Peace, Love & Liberty (2014). Palmer received his B.A. in liberal arts from St. Johns College in Annapolis, Maryland, his M.A. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and his doctorate in politics from Oxford University.
Mr. Alexander Skouras is the Associate Director of Institute Relations at Atlas Network. He is a Greek-American free-market advocate and a political manager. He has held important positions in national electoral campaigns in Greece and a Republican Presidential Primary campaign in the US. At the Atlas Network, he connects partner organizations with Atlas Network programs. He is also leading a project that aims to strengthen the pro-liberty movement in Greece, manages the Global Outreach social media campaigns, and cultivates network relations. Alexander has studied Marketing at the American College of Greece and Political Management at the George Washington University. He lives in Arlington, VA, with his wife, Stella.