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The Principles of Free Enterprise and Democracy: A Webinar with Champions of Reform

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Democracy and free enterprise – how can we get the best of both? The Free Enterprise and Democracy Network, established in 2012, has issued four principles describing relationship between economic freedom and democratic development.

Now for the first time online, leaders of the Free Enterprise and Democracy Network will explain the principles and share their own experiences in democratic and market reform. These five thought leaders bring diverse private-sector perspectives from around the world to the fundamental questions of democracy and free enterprise.

featuring

Selima Ahmad, Founder President, Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry; recipient of the 2013 Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Award

Boris Begovic, Senior Fellow, Center for Liberal Democratic Studies; Professor, School of Law, University of Belgrade – Serbia

Aurelio Concheso, Director, Aspen Consulting CA; President, FEDECAMARAS Labor and Legislative Committee; Former President, Center for Dissemination of Economic Knowledge – Venezuela

Jesus Estanislao, Chairman, Institute for Corporate Directors; Chairman, Institute for Solidarity in Asia; recipient of the Hernando de Soto Award for Democracy – Philippines

Jaroslav Romanchuk, President, Scientific Research Mises Center, Belarus

moderated by

John Sullivan, Executive Director, Center for International Private Enterprise
Kim Bettcher, Senior Knowledge Manager, Center for International Private Enterprise

Thursday, September 12, 2013
8:00 a.m. EDT (Washington, DC time)

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The Principles of Free Enterprise and Democracy:

  1. Economic freedom is an essential source of political freedom as well as a component of individual liberty.
  2. Market institutions and the rule of law build foundations for democratic governance.
  3. Democracy brings long-run benefits to sustainable growth and human development.
  4. The private sector plays an essential role in the development of a democratic society.

Upcoming: CIPE Webinar on Access to Information

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Please join the Center for International Private Enterprise and Marcela Prieto, Executive Director of the Political Science Institute, for a webinar discussion on access to information: February 15, 9:00-10:00 a.m. EST.

What are the keys to empowering people through expanding access to information ? One important lesson is that  information only has value in its local context. Trust in the information provider is crucial. Audiences are more receptive when they have a relationship with the source or intermediary.

Sometimes policy reformers have pushed great ideas to the business community, for example, only to see them fall flat because they had not built a relationship and gained buy-in.

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CIPE Webinar on Access to Information

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Please join the Center for International Private Enterprise and Marcela Prieto, Executive Director of the Political Science Institute, for a webinar discussion on access to information: February 15, 9:00-10:00 a.m. EST.

If knowledge is power, then expanding access to information can empower people. Making the right information available to the right people helps them to lead change. Among the goals of expanding access to information, one may include:

  • Ensuring freedom of information and transparency in government
  • Strengthening alternative sources of information including media, think tanks, and civil society
  • Raising public awareness of issues
  • Increasing understanding of democratic and market principles

In this webinar, Marcela Prieto will discuss the South American magazine Perspectiva, created to combat populism and restrictions on free expression throughout the region. Perspectiva exposes policymakers, the private sector, and other political actors to democratic and market-oriented themes, and reinforces a regional network of market-oriented think tanks. We’ll hear from Ms. Prieto some lessons in fostering greater debate and understanding of these themes.

We’ll also hear about CIPE’s programs to develop access to information in other parts of the world, such as the Middle East. These programs range from supporting the legal environment for freedom of information in Egypt to improving the quality of economic journalism, such as an innovative program for journalists in Kyrgyzstan.

Join us for a CIPE webinar on Access to Information
Friday, February 15
9:00 a.m. EST
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/293202542