On March 18th & 19th 2010 Tom Palmer visited Bulgaria invited by IME and in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation
On March 18th Tom Palmer* gave a lecture in front of the IME Students Club in Sofia University. Top’s topic was “Financial Crisis & Protectionism: Have We Been There Before?” and the lecture was carefully followed by more than 90 students from different universities.
*** IME Students Club was created in the beginning of 2009 by IME with the financial assistance of Overgas and UniCredit Bulbank. IME Students Club gathers some of the best students in the country – 280+ and growing.
On March 19th in the newly Economic Library of IME (Institute for Market Economics) and BMA (Bulgarian Macroeconomic Association) Tom Palmer presented his new book „Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice” (2009).
* Libertarian scholar and activist Tom G. Palmer has carried the ideas of liberty to some of the most oppressed and dangerous parts of the planet. He smuggled books, photocopiers, and faxes into the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact nations and has taught and lectured in Iraq, Afghanistan, and many other countries. He earned his B.A. in liberal arts from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, his M.A. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, and his D.Phil. in politics from Oxford University. He is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, in Washington, D.C., where he was previously vice president for international programs, and is currently general director of the Atlas Global Initiative for Free Trade, Peace, and Prosperity at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, where is vice president for international programs. The Atlas Global Initiative promotes libertarian ideas and policies through platforms and active programs of book publishing, summer schools, and policy conferences in 15 languages. He serves on the boards of a number of organizations and is active in several charitable groups.