LI President Morton Blackwell Visits Australia

October 29, 2010 | By Lauren Hart

October 29, 2010, Arlington, VA—Leadership Institute President Morton Blackwell made his first trip to Australia. He attended a Mont Pelerin Society meeting and met with Australians who are establishing a new foundation similar to LI.
Morton Blackwell with Kangaroo
Morton Blackwell was in Australia October 8-21 for the Mont Pelerin Society conference in Sydney. The society, an international organization and scholarly community supporting economic liberty and free markets, was founded in 1947 by F.A. Hayek.

After the conference Mr. Blackwell met with an Australian businessman and an Australian Senator, both of whom had visited him previously in the U.S. He connected the two individuals and they have created a Leadership Institute in Australia, modeled after the Leadership Institute in the U.S.

After the conference and meetings, Mr. Blackwell enjoyed the Great Barrier Reef by going “down under” in a semi-submersible boat with glass windows to see the wildlife and coral. He made a trip to the Australian Zoo, full of kangaroos and koalas, and also visited the tropical rainforest.

For more information on the Mont Pelerin Society conference, please visit here.

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