Event Virtual

Readers' Roundtable: Johan Norberg

Wednesday May 2021
Johan Norberg
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The Smith Soc Readers’ Roundtable is a virtual quarterly book club exclusively for Smith Soc professional members who want to dive deeper into some of today’s most insightful and influential books on free market ideas and public policy. Participants are invited to two virtual events for each book—a small, peer-driven group discussion, followed by an author talk.

Open: The Story of Human Progress by Johan Norberg


Johan Norberg Senior Fellow, Cato Institute and the European Centre for International Political Economy

Johan Norberg is an author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker, born in Sweden. He is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington D.C. and the European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels. He received his M. A. in the history of ideas from the University of Stockholm. He has written books on a broad range of topics, including global economics and popular science. His 2016 book Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future, was an international bestseller, published in 20 countries. His most recent book is Open: The Story of Human Progress, just been named a "book of the year" in The Economist. Norberg regularly hosts documentaries on development and economics for American public television, including Free or Equal?, Economic Freedom in Action, Power to the People and The Real Adam Smith.