The Atlantic Council’s Freedom and Prosperity Center invites you to their first annual Freedom and Prosperity Conference on Thursday, February 2, from 9:30am-4:00pm ET.

Our organization’s experts and featured scholars from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Columbia University in New York, the London School of Economics, Mackenzie Presbyterian University of Brazil, and University of Navarra of Spain will present their research on the importance of freedom in promoting prosperity in developing countries. 

The event will also include opening remarks from Damon Wilson, CEO of National Endowment for Democracy, as well as a conversation between Fred Kempe, CEO of the Atlantic Council, and Michael Fisch, Founder & CEO of American Securities and Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Freedom of Prosperity Center. Current and former officials from Egypt, Mexico, and Tunisia will also speak.

Unable to attend in person? Click here to register virtually. The livestream will be available in both English and Spanish.


H.E. Khemaies Jhinaoui
President, Tunisian Council on Foreign Relations;
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tunisia

Clara Volintiru
Professor, University of Bucharest, Romania;
Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Camelia Crisan
Assistant Professor, National School of Political Science and Public Administration (SNSPA);
Managing Director, Project Romania 2030

Markus Jaeger
Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University;
Fellow, German Council on Foreign Relations Center for International Development

Julio Amador Diaz Lopez
Lecturer, Imperial College London

Ignacio Campomanes  
Resident Fellow, Center for International Development, Navarra University, Spain 

Mohamed Farid
Senator, Egypt;
Co-founder, Cairo Liberal Club

Vladimir Fernandes Maciel
Professor, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil

Vanessa Rubio-Marquez
Professor and Associate Dean for Extended Education, London School of Economics;
Former Senator and Deputy Minister, Mexico

Ben Powell
Executive Director and Professor, Texas Tech University

Parth Shah
Founder, Centre for Civil Society, India;
Director, Indian School of Public Policy

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The Freedom and Prosperity Indexes: How nations create prosperity that lasts

By Dan Negrea, Matthew Kroenig

The inaugural Freedom and Prosperity Indexes show that democracies do indeed deliver. It’s time to reset the terms of the debate by letting the data do the talking. And the indexes have a lot to tell us. They reveal the most effective ways for governments to invest in their most important resource: their people.

Africa Americas

The Freedom and Prosperity Center aims to increase the prosperity of the poor and marginalized in developing countries and to explore the nature of the relationship between freedom and prosperity in both developing and developed nations.