Glenn Cripe
Glenn has lived and worked (software development, consulting, and training) in over 10 cities in the U.S. and overseas. He currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, where he registered LLI in May of 2005 as a non-profit corporation, and serves as its Executive Director. Under Glenn's leadership, LLI has expanded from one camp in Lithuania in 2005, to eight camps (or more) this year, extending from Portugal to Kyrgyzstan, to Ghana and Brazil.
During the weeks between camps, Glenn works to find teachers and funding, expand our network, and publicize the camps, by attending and speaking at conferences and seminars around the world. Glenn's special contribution is his knowledge of computer systems, web site work, and development of training programs. During the camp, Glenn will assist the other teachers as needed, making sure that classes run smoothly, and give presentations on entrepreneurship, free market economics, and classical liberal philosophy.
When he is not planning interesting training programs in faraway places, Glenn enjoys playing classical music and show tunes on the piano, especially when he can accompany singers and other instrumentalists.
A special adventure for Glenn was helping to translate and publish the works of Ayn Rand in Russian, and to track down the places where she lived.

Harold Kraemer
Harold started his career in California's Silicon Valley as an expert in voice and data networks with roles in operations, marketing, channel management, and competitive strategy. He then formed a training and consulting company that helped some of the world's largest telecommunication carriers and corporations implement their networks. However, his passions were traveling and investing, so he left the high tech world to experience other cultures while simultaneously participating in the financial markets. Harold currently owns and manages a European-based private equity fund.

Andy Eyschen
Andy is a management consultant from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, an Australian citizen, originally from Luxembourg. Andy's special contribution to LLI and the English camp is his broad experience with consulting, organizational development, and training programs.
During the camp, Andy will teach classes about entrepreneurship.

Robin Koerner
Robin is a 30-something British permanent resident of the USA. He is the founder and publisher of, an organization of 400 volunteers that is dedicated to translating and posting in English news and views about the USA from all over the world. He holds degrees in physics and philosophy from Cambridge University (UK), has lived on three continents, and has experience in the fields of the media, real estate (in which field he has a small business) and teaching.
He is now best known in the USA as the person who coined the term "Blue Republican" to refer to Independents and Democrats who are registering Republican specifically to secure a Ron Paul victory in 2012 - something he strongly urges they should do! Go to or the Facebook page. Most of his important writings, including the article that inspired the Blue Republican movement, can be found at He is also a Featured Author at the Daily Paul and the Daily Capitalist. He continues to write, interview and give university lectures to spread a post-partisan classical liberal account of American politics that supersedes the tired and illusory Left vs. Right paradigm. To this end, Robin has given nearly 50 TV and radio interviews this year alone.
His longer-term goal is to use the Blue Republican brand to help continue the mainstreaming of classical liberalism in the USA, regardless of what happens this election year.

Juraj Karpiš
Juraj is from Žilina, Slovakia. He is the co-founder of Institute of Economic and Social Studies (INESS), a leading Slovak economic think tank. INESS specializes in studies on public finance, taxes, labor issues, monetary and regulatory issues and the energy sector.
Besides doing his analytical work, commenting in media and delivering presentations, he is one of the best freedivers in the world, and enjoys biking, sports and reading.
He frequently delivers lectures on the euro crisis, economic crisis and euro related issues.

Radovan Durana
Rado is from the Žilina area in Slovakia. After completing his studies at the Faculty of Management at Comenius University in Bratislava, he worked as a credit risk analyst for a commercial bank. He currently works as an analyst at the Institute of Economic and Social Studies (INESS), a non-profit that he co-founded in 2006 in Bratislava. INESS specializes in studies on public finance, taxes, labor issues, monetary and regulatory issues and the energy sector.
When Rado is not writing policy papers or speaking at conferences, he enjoys skiing, hiking, camping, and exotic adventures in the Amazon rain forest.
Rado handles most of the organizational work and assists teachers during their lectures. In case of interest he delivers lectures on public finance.

Richard Durana
Richard lives in Bratislava, Slovakia. After completing his studies at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava, he worked as a reserach scientist at the Institute of Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences. He was developing vaccines against fungal diseases. Currently, he is director and founding member of Institute of Economic and Social Studies (INESS), a leading economic think tank in Slovakia.
When Richard is not speaking at conferences or raising funds, he is playing guitar either in his band Space Recorder or in Business Leaders Band.
Besides main areas of INESS' interest, he enjoys discussions on intellectual property rights.

Juraj Bednár
Juraj lives in Bratislava, Slovakia. Since young age, Juraj was interested in programming. He wrote his first program when he was 6 years old. Later he has become involved with security and cryptography. He is very interested in wider implication of technologies. Currently, he is mainly responsible for strategy at DIGMIA, a company which he started in 2006. Besides performing penetration testing, DIGMIA is responsible for server farms at some of the largest web sites in Slovakia and several interesting server farms around Europe.
Juraj is much interested in Bitcoin cryptocurrency and frequently delivers lectures on BTC at various foreign and domestic events.

Martin Vlachynský
Martin is from Piestany, Slovakia. He joined Institute of Economic and Social Studies (INESS) in January 2012. He specializes on euro issues, regulatory policy and energy issues.
When Martin is not writing the policy papers or articles he enjoys visiting old castles and training for Spartan contests.
He often speaks on the natural resources and euro related issues.

Lektori, s ktorými sme spolupracovali v minulých rokoch:
Christian Michel
Christian lives in London, where he advises several non-profit organisations, and gives frequent lectures and seminars. He spent many years living and studying in Paris, then in the 1980's, he started a trust and corporate financial services company in Geneva. The company grew rapidly by offering protection to individuals worldwide against unfair taxation and bureaucratic encroachments.
Christian is a board member and president of Libertarian International, a director of ISIL, and a committee member of the Libertarian Alliance. He speaks frequently at conferences around the world, and has written many books and articles.
Twice a month, Christian hosts a "6 / 20 evening" of lively discussion of arts, literature, and philosophy. You can explore his personal website here.

Joshua Zader
Joshua is co-founder of Atlas Web Development and founder of The Atlasphere, a social networking and dating site for admirers of Ayn Rand's novels with over 22,000 members and over 10,000 dating profiles. He has helped found more than a dozen online businesses over the past decade. He lived in Tennessee, North Carolina, New Mexico, California, and Nevada, plus a brief stint in Belgrade, and presently resides in Pärnu, Estonia. He has a master's degree in clinical psychology from the University of New Mexico, where his master's thesis was in applied ethics. More information about Joshua and his projects, including his interview with Reason TV on the subject of Ayn Rand's legacy, can be found online at

Astrid Campos
Astrid is a web and graphic designer, marketer and activist. She, with her husband, is co-owner of SuperHero Print and Design which specializes in earth friendly printed materials such as brochures, business cards and the like.
An entrepreneur from childhood, she has engaged in numerous small business activities like crafting, candle making, and natural spa products. Astrid's greatest passion is food and health issues and she currently also has a small business that coaches clients on nutrition and natural health alternatives.

Nick Cowen
Nick recently completed his degree in Philosophy, with honors, from University College London, specializing in the philosophy of John Locke and Robert Nozick. In addition to his studies, he took an active part in departmental committees and student publications. Other student activities included chairing the debating society, directing and managing stage plays, and tutoring children in math and English.
Currently Nick lives in London, and works as a research assistant at Civitas, a free-market think-tank, where he researches and writes on school choice and general education policy.
Other projects and interests of Nick's include web site development and marketing, internet culture, chess, and foreign languages (Latin, Greek, French).

Mary Lou Gutscher
Mary Lou has built and operated several successful businesses focused on helping other entrepreneurs to market themselves more effectively and increase their profitability and quality of life. She is now living in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, where she is developing a portfolio of residential properties which she manages.
Mary Lou is well-known for her communication and problem-solving abilities, and was Director of World Conferences for ISIL from 1995 through 2003. An experienced speaker, coach, and writer, Mary Lou is an advisor to the Executive Director of LLI, and is the on-site coordinator at LLI's Liberty English and Entrepreneurship Camps.

Thomas C. Patterson
Tom Patterson has been Chairman of the Goldwater Institute since 2000. He was elected to the Arizona State Senate in 1989, and served as Minority Leader from 1991-92 and Majority Leader from 1993-96. Patterson was the author of legislation creating Arizona's cutting-edge charter school system and welfare reform program. Until 1998, he was a practicing physician and president of Emergency Physicians, Inc., a 60-physician practice serving emergency departments in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Nebraska.

David W. Hutzelman
David combines a life-long interest in energy and free markets in his current position. Prior to joining Institute for Energy Research, Hutzelman had a 30-year career in information technology at a Fortune 100 energy company, overseeing a staff of more than 100 and an annual budget of $20 million.
Hutzelman holds a BA in Mathematics from Kenyon College and MS in Statistics from Stanford University. He has been published in a variety of publications on private property, free market approaches to social problems.

Ricardo Campelo de Magalhaes
Ricardo Campelo de Magalhaes is a Financial Consultant at Banco Best, the investment arm of Portugal's Biggest Private Financial Group. He has nearly finished his master's degree in International Economics at Oporto University, with a thesis on "Influence of Presidential Economic Policies in Gold and Stock Markets in America".
Ricardo participated in the Liberty English Camp in Poland in 2009 and the Ludwig von Mises - Europe's Liberty Seminar in Leuven, Belgium. He wrote an article about Portugal for IREF Europe's Yearbook. He lectures on "Economics for Politicians" in Portugal and is a member of Conservative Youth in Portugal. He was also awarded a Ludwig von Mises Institute scholarship to attend Mises University 2010 in late July.

INESS - Institute of Economic and Social Studies
2006 - 2013