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more than 450 free-market organizations in over 90 countries to the
ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty.

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Since its founding and according to its bylaws, Atlas Network has relied solely on
voluntary gifts from those who cherish the principles of a free society.

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IRELAND, ICELAND, SWITZERLAND TOP NEW WORLD INDEX ON VOTERS’ FREEDOM

The Foundation for the Advancement of Liberty (Fundación para el Avance de la Libertad, or Fundalib), an Atlas Network partner based in Madrid, Spain, has launched the first edition of its World Electoral Freedom Index (WEFI). In collaboration with Chile’s Universidad Autónoma, this study measures electoral freedom in 198 countr...

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INDIGENOUS ENTREPRENEURS THRIVE IN CHILE

For decades, the Mapuche indigenous community has been at war with the Chilean state. When the region of Araucanía was annexed by Chile in the 19th century, Mapuche lands were expropriated by the state. Venancio Coñuepan – founder and executive director of Fundación Chile Intercultural, an Atlas Network partner based in Temuco,...

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ATLAS NETWORK HIRES DR. LYALL SWIM AS NEW DIRECTOR OF TRAINING

Atlas Network is excited to announce that Dr. Lyall Swim joined the organization this January as Director of Training. In Dr. Swim’s role he will lead and manage the growth of Atlas Network’s robust suite of training and leadership development opportunities for our more than 475 partners in over 90 countries.

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LATIN AMERICAN ‘FREEDOM UNIVERSITY’ TRAVELS TO BOLIVIA

Since 2008, the Instituto Político para la Libertad Perú (Political Institute for Freedom Peru or IPL) has organized and hosted an annual leadership training program for exceptional youth leaders committed to democracy and basic freedoms, originally focused only on Peru but having since expanded to encompass Latin America more b...

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THE YOUNG AFRICAN SCHOLARS COLLOQUIUM, OCTOBER 2017

Last year I had the pleasure of attending the Young African Scholars Colloquium, which took place in Nairobi in October. It was a new initiative of Network for a Free Society (NFS), generously supported by the Goodrich Foundation, to give younger colleagues in Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunities afforded to those in other parts...

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LATIN AMERICA THINK TANK ESSENTIALS TRAINING FOCUSES ON REVITALIZATION

Every year, Atlas Network holds a Latin America Think Tank Essentials training, which focuses on providing new think tanks in the region with the tools to establish or revitalize their organizations. With the help of instructors from Contribuyentes por Respeto, Libertad y Desarrollo, and the Archbridge Institute, 13 think tank s...

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IN MEMORIAM: GEORGE M. YEAGER, 1934-2017

Some in the liberty movement, but especially those in New York, may remember a tall, quiet, dignified gentleman who economized on words and often preferred to solicit the opinions of others over advancing his own. His name was George M. Yeager and he will be seen no longer. He left us on December 31 of last year, after dealing p...

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BUILDING A BETTER BUSINESS-ENABLING ENVIRONMENT IN UKRAINE

Andriy Shpakov is the executive director of EasyBusiness, a Ukrainian think tank, whose mission is to create a better environment for business operation and economic growth. Shpakov has a background in finance and business analysis, and during the last three years he has advised the Ukrainian government on how to develop a dereg...

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SEASON 4 OF THE FREE MARKETS SERIES TO AIR ON PBS

Interested in seeing some of the leading lights of the free-market movement talk about their life’s work and the ideas that get them fired up in the morning, all in an intimate interview setting? You can do just that if you watch The World Show: The Free Markets Series in partnership with Montreal Economic Institute (Institut Ec...

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SECOND OPEN FEST SPANS FIVE DAYS, DRAWS THOUSANDS IN SARAJEVO

The Bosnian think tank Multi has demonstrated once more how effective non-traditional channels can be in introducing new audiences to the ideas of classical liberalism with its second annual OPEN Fest. Over 2,000 people participated in the festival, with a few more thousand attending at least some of the associated programs, and...

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HOW WE ACHIEVED VICTORY IN BULGARIA’S “WAR ON CASH”

On September 14, 2017, Bulgaria’s Finance Ministry tabled a proposal to lower the upper limit on cash payments to 5,000 Bulgarian levs (the equivalent of EUR 2,500 or USD 3,000) from 10,000 levs as part of an overall tax reform package related to VAT and some excise taxes. Cash restrictions of such scope would lead to significan...

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NEW LIBERTY AWARDS IN GREECE HONOR TOM PALMER, OTHER FREEDOM CHAMPIONS

The recent turn of Greeks back to the ideas of classical liberalism is continuing. Earlier in December, The Center for Liberal Studies - Markos Dragoumis (KEFiM) hosted an award ceremony for “Freedom in Greece,” called PROMETHEUS 2017, at St. George Lycabettus in the presence of 120 prominent guests and award winners.

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ALUMNI IN FOCUS: THE CHEETAH GENERATION OF AFRICA

Poverty, literacy rates, and youth unemployment are part of a long list of Africa’s biggest challenges. But at the top of this list is corruption. It sweeps indiscriminately across the continent. Africa has countries that have been ruled by dictators for over 30 years, and in others power shifts from father to son. This is only...

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RESEARCH FINDS PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR SCHOOL CHOICE, FLEXIBILITY ON THE RISE

In education, as in the current political climate, those with the loudest voices get the most attention for their cause. Special interest groups consisting of parents, teachers, administrators, boards, and government struggle to align their goals while maintaining a positive learning environment. In an effort to cut through this...

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‘OPT OUT’ PROJECT INFORMS UNION MEMBERS OF THEIR RIGHTS

Public sector employees are pressured to join the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) once they gain employment. However, a 2014 Supreme Court decision (Harris v. Quinn) authorized Medicaid-compensated home healthcare and childcare providers in Washington, Oregon, and California to opt out of their union membership. Des...

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UPCOMING ATLAS NETWORK EVENTS

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Asia Liberty Forum 2018

Saturday-Sunday, February 10 - 11

Join us for Atlas Network's 2018 Asia Liberty Forum in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event is co-hosted by the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies.


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Discover Yogyakarta Tour

Monday-Thursday, February 12 - 15

Join Atlas Network and CIPS for an exclusive tour of Yogykarta, a city on the Indonesian island of lava known for its traditional arts and cultural heritage.