Mont Pelerin Society 2024

Freedom & Prosperity for the Next 6 Billion

New Delhi, India

September 22 - 26, 2024

35 Days
17 Hours
50 Minutes
39 Seconds

From the Desk of President

Gabriel Calzada

President of the Mont Pelerin Society

Dear Esteemed Members of the Mont Pelerin Society,

I am delighted to invite you to the Mont Pelerin Society General Meeting in
New Delhi, India during 22-26 September 2024. A diversity of culture,
ideas, and cuisine await you in Delhi.

Parth Shah, Rajesh Jain and their team have been meticulously planning this
meeting on the theme of Freedom & Prosperity for the Next 6 Billion. They are
using innovative ideas and formats to make each session intellectually
stimulating and emotionally engaging.

I enthusiastically invite you to register for this General Meeting where we will
attempt to tackle new and old challenges to freedom and prosperity globally and
understand them specifically in the context of the Global South.

I look forward to meeting you all in person in New Delhi as we explore new ideas
and try to make the world a better place.

Welcome To MPS 2024, New Delhi

Dear Freedom Champions,

What an interesting coincidence! Mont Pelerin Society was established in 1947, in the same year in which India gained its independence! At the Centre for Civil Society, we remind our fellow citizens that independence is not the same as freedom, as often has happened, only the rulers’ skin colour changes. Our slogan has been, From Independence to Freedom! India must continue to fight for her economic and personal freedom.

What has been true for India has been very much true for the Global South, the 6 billion. And that is the theme of the General Meeting, Freedom & Prosperity for the Next 6 Billion. Actually, the recent political and economic development has put freedom and prosperity of the Global North also in question. The battle cry with which MPS was established is more relevant now than ever.

India is a melting pot of diverse cultures, languages, traditions, and institutions, and the MPS meeting has been crafted to reflect this diversity. The meeting will encompass various themes, formats, and activities, promising an exciting and enriching experience.

New Delhi is a very vibrant capital of India and has a rich heritage over centuries of rule by different empires. Humayun Tomb, just to highlight one of the many monuments in Delhi, is as highly regarded as the Taj Mahal. Yes, Taj Mahal is a day trip from Delhi. The grand palaces of Jaipur and Rajasthan are easily accessible. And the beauty and majesty of Himalayas is not to be missed.

On behalf of the Program and Organizing Committees, and our colleagues at the host organisation Centre for Civil Society, we look forward to welcoming you and your guests to an intellectual and emotional journey of India.

Parth J Shah (Chair)

Chair, Program Committee

Rajesh Jain

Chair, Organizing Committee

Program Committee

Parth J Shah (Chair)

Rajesh Jain

Gabriel Calzada

Alberto Mingardi

Dominique Lazanski

Nils Karlson

Luis Miranda

Peter Boettke

Organising Committee

Rajesh Jain (Chair)

Amit Chandra

Benjamin Powell

Brad Lips

About MPS

The Mont Pelerin Society (MPS) is an international organization composed of economists, philosophers, historians, intellectuals and business leaders who champion the ideas of liberty, freedom and prosperity. The members of the society advocate for freedom of expression, free market economic policies and the political values of an open society. Founded by Professor FA Hayek in 1947, the society has had 9 Nobel prize recipients as its members. For more details please visit

Freedom & Prosperity for the Next 6 Billion

While some free nations have become wealthy, a large part of the world, notably in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America, still has limited economic freedom, and as a consequence, generated limited wealth. What can be done to enhance the cause of freedom & prosperity in these societies?

The path forward will be examined in the context of significant global challenges and trends, such as climate change and emerging technologies. The General Meeting 2024 will be an opportunity to dissect the intricate fabric of prosperity, learning from diverse perspectives and experiences.


A bright colorful explosion of people, traditions, and landscapes, India has a dazzling landscape right from the majestic white Himalayas to the golden beaches deep in the South, India’s landscape is dazzling and defies imagination