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2019 Global Influencer Summit kicks off in historic Pennsylvania

Last weekend, a new cohort of think tank leaders gathered at Atlas Network’s first Global Influencer Summit in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania—a historic town in the suburbs of Philadelphia. The summit centered around key management and leadership topics for senior leaders of think tanks. Thirty participants, representing twenty diff...

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Students for Liberty Brazil Wins 2019 Smith Student Outreach Award

Students for Liberty Brazil has been named the winner of Atlas Network’s 2019 Smith Student Outreach Award for their Market Revolution project. “This is the boldest move our organization has ever made,” explained Andre Migliore Freo of SFL Brazil. The campaign was a multi-pronged strategy aimed at changing the public’s opinion o...

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Connor Boyack wins 2019 Think Tank Shark Tank competition

Atlas Network congratulates Connor Boyack for winning the 2019 Think Tank Shark Tank competition with their project blank. The ceremony was held during Atlas Network’s annual Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner. Think Tank Shark Tank offers three think tank leaders the opportunity to pitch exciting new projects to a panel of judges...

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AELSO Makes Inroads in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Economic and Legal Studies Organization (AELSO), an Atlas Network partner, is winning the battle of ideas in a very difficult part of the world. “Whenever someone participates in one of our events for the first time, we get a lot of criticism,” explained Khalid Ramizy, Executive Director of AELSO. “They say, ‘these v...

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Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovsky: 1942 – 2019

A single name was enough to enrage powerful dictators: Bukovsky. Vladimir Bukovsky was a tower of strength, with the integrity never to buckle and the courage to endure. The word dissident barely suffices to describe him. He was interrogated and then expelled from university at 19 for attending illegal poetry readings and for cr...

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CDE Great Lakes Changes Economic Landscape in Burundi

Centre for Development and Entrepreneurship Great Lakes (CDE), an Atlas Network partner based in Burundi, recently launched two new programs: Great Lakes Academy, which seeks to influence the climate of ideas in Burundi, and the Great Lakes Entrepreneurship Academy, which is designed to educate the next generation of entrepreneu...

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Indonesian Forum Sparks Discussion on Mobile Transportation Regulations

The Indonesian Institute, Center for Public Policy Research (TII) an Atlas Network partner working out of Jakarta, Indonesia, held a public discussion on August 6th, 2019 as part of “The Indonesian Forum” (TIF). TIF was designed as a way for TII to contribute to the policy process by creating an avenue for safe and honest discus...

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Atlas Network launches Center for U.S. and Canada

[ARLINGTON, VA – October 15, 2019] Atlas Network is delighted to announce the Center for U.S. and Canada, a new opportunity to focus on the role that free markets, property rights, and the rule of law have in creating the conditions for people to thrive in the region.

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2019 Think Tank Shark Tank Finalists Announced

Atlas Network is delighted to announce that Connor Boyack of Libertas Institute in the United States, Dhananath Fernando of Sri Lanka’s Advocata Institute, and Adriana Pineda of Venezuela’s CEDICE Futuro have been named finalists in the 2019 Think Tank Shark Tank competition. The winner, who will be chosen by a panel of judges c...

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2019 Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival Honorees Announced

Education, free markets, and the origins of success are at the core of three films that will be recognized at this year’s Lights, Camera, Liberty Film Festival. The three finalists for 2019 are The Success Sequence, by U.S.-based Georgia Center for Opportunity; Freedom Vlogs, by Hungary’s Market Foundation/ Paradigm Institute; a...

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The Female Exile Spotlights the Brutality of Life In Socialist Venezuela

“The struggle of a few is worth the future of all,” said Neomar Lander, shortly before he was shot to death by government soldiers on a Caracas corner. The unarmed 17-year-old was protesting against the repressive Maduro government, joining thousands who were calling for general elections and freedom for jailed opposition activi...

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Sixth Annual Freedom Conference in Jaffa Port Draws Over 500 Attendees

“Do we have any capitalists in the audience?” asked Jonathan Hoenig, the keynote speaker at the sixth annual FreedomCon Israel, which was hosted in April by Israeli Freedom Movement and the Ayn Rand Center Israel. The conference has become a staple for the liberty movement in Israel, bringing together ministers, MKs of the Israe...

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Free Market Humanitarianism: A Primer

Young people around the world today are gravitating to socialist ideas. This isn’t a big secret, and is widely reported by numerous publications and channels. Of course, what they are attracted to isn’t Maoist-Stalinist state socialism (at least that’s what they say); rather, they embrace a constellation of ideas that focus on e...

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INESS Works to Revive Economic Education in Slovakia

Institute of Economics and Social Studies (INESS), an Atlas Network partner based in Bratislava, Slovakia recently wrapped up their second Economics Olympiad. Since 2017, INESS has been running this tournament, which tests the economic knowledge of high school students. At the end of the academic year, contestants from all over...

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Bulgarian Libertarian Society Video Celebrates Tax Freedom Day

Tax Freedom Day is celebrated annually by the Bulgarian Libertarian Society and the Institute for Market Economics—two Bulgarian-based Atlas Network partners. Since 2017, they organize a public festival that popularizes the day when Bulgarians stop working for the government and begin working for themselves—this year, it landed...

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