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TOP 10 PHOTOS FROM #LFFD17

Here are some of the best photos from this year's Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner — the most inspirational freedom event of the year! Special thanks to the Smith Family Foundation, John Templeton Foundation, Templeton Religion Trust, & the rest of our generous sponsors for making Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner possible.

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CONTEXT, CONTINUITY, AND TRUTH: THEORY, HISTORY, AND POLITICAL ECONOMY

It is a great honor for me to give the Liggio Lecture here at Atlas Network’s Liberty Forum. Leonard Liggio truly was the Ambassador of Liberty throughout his amazing career. He was also a great friend and mentor to many of us in this room. My first interactions with Leonard were through the Institute for Humane Studies in the e...

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CCS PAVES WAY FOR EASE OF DOING BUSINESS REFORM IN INDIA

The New Delhi-based Centre for Civil Society (CCS) has been recognized, for its work reducing barriers to prosperity and opportunity in India, as the winner of Atlas Network’s $50,000 Leveraging Indices for Free Enterprise Policy Reform (LIFE) Award. CCS has been driving a public dialogue on the improvement of India’s competitiv...

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SMITH FELLOW SPOTLIGHT: RAFAEL ACEVEDO

The Smith Fellowship, one of the hallmark programs of Atlas Leadership Academy, brings up-and-coming leaders from around the world to Washington, D.C., where they receive varied training in marketing, fundraising, management, and other relevant skills needed for getting nascent think tanks off the ground.

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TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD WINNERS & FINALISTS

Awarded since 2004, the Templeton Freedom Award is named for the late investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton. The award annually honors his legacy by identifying and recognizing the most exceptional and innovative contributions to the understanding of free enterprise, and the public policies that encourage prosperity, in...

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IPA MAKES FREEDOM OF SPEECH LAWS A NATIONAL CONVERSATION IN AUSTRALIA

A section of the 1975 Australian Racial Discrimination Act prohibits offense, insult, humiliation, or discrimination based on race, nationality, or ethnicity; and in 2017, Australia passed the Additional Safeguards Bill to the Marriage Law Survey to punish anyone who would “vilify, intimidate, or threaten” another that holds an...

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PRIME NEARS A WIN FOR REFORMING PAKISTAN’S TAX CODE

Pakistan’s tax code is inefficient, cumbersome, and enforced by a bloated bureaucracy, which is why the Islamabad-based Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME) has long advocated for a changed tax structure. PRIME’s most recent campaign, Aik Tax (“single tax”), advocates for a lower, flatter, and more predictable sys...

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DEFENDING DEMOCRACY THROUGH SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

“Illiberalism is on the rise, in fledgling and well-established democracies alike. At this turbulent time in global affairs, engaging communities in the protection of individual freedoms is critical,” says Alex Gladstein, the Human Rights Foundation's (HRF) chief strategy officer. “At this turbulent time in global affairs, engag...

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2017 LIGHTS, CAMERA, LIBERTY FINALISTS NAMED FROM NEPAL, IDAHO, ARGENTINA

The Lights, Camera, Liberty! program is a grant and training opportunity that Atlas Network offers to U.S. and international partners, helping organizations transform the way they market messages through online video. This year’s winner will be announced at Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner, November 7-8, 2017. The three finalists...

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ALUMNI IN FOCUS: PATRICK MARDINI

“People in Lebanon suffer from an average of 12 hours of rolling blackouts every day,” said Patrick Mardini, founder and president of the Lebanese Institute for Market Studies (LIMS). “It’s not reasonable to make illegal the production of a service that people need,” said an entrepreneur he recently met. Mardini is tackling this...

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A LOOK BACK AT 2017’S REGIONAL LIBERTY AWARDS

Made possible by a generous grant from The John Templeton Foundation, Atlas Network brings together friends of the worldwide freedom movement in Regional Liberty Forums to learn from one another how to effectively advance free societies, the rule of law, free enterprise, and protections of private property.

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IEE CASE STUDY BOASTS LATIN AMERICA’S SUPER BOWL OF LIBERALISM

What started as a handful of young entrepreneurs gathering 200 people in an auditorium has evolved into a convention unlike any other, spanning six days of events with an attendance of over 6,000. And now, the Instituto de Estudos Empresariais’s Fórum da Liberdade has become Latin America’s Super Bowl of Liberalism.

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A LOOK BACK AT 2017’S REGIONAL THINK TANK SHARK TANK COMPETITIONS

The Think Tank Shark Tank competition at Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner has been a hallmark of the event for several years. There, three graduates of the Atlas Leadership Academy compete before a panel of judges for a $25,000 grand prize in a showcase of the worldwide freedom movement’s most exciting new projects. This year’s co...

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THINK TANK SHARK TANK WINNER TAKES ON BUSINESS REGULATIONS IN MALAYSIA

Regulations on businesses and business owners are on the rise in Malaysia. Small businesses struggle to survive in such an environment, where there are a constant imposition of taxes and a continued difficulty of navigating the existing regulations as new ones are implemented. The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (ID...

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DOING DEVELOPMENT DIFFERENTLY WEBSITE

The campaign is about one thing: ending poverty. And how we propose to do this is in stark contrast to the broken model of top-down, foreign aid. We believe that the end to poverty will come from locally grown solutions like removing barriers to entrepreneurship, embracing rule of law, and promoting property rights. And it's our...

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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.