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This webinar originally aired on September 21st, 2017

“Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.”

Mark Littlewood quoted British author, mathematician, and philosopher Bertrand Russell at the 60th Anniversary Gala of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), one of the oldest think tanks in the United Kingdom. Running a think tank to produce effective social changes requires a leader to think rigorously and critically. Moreover, it requires an acute judgement and an ability to execute on the good ideas and turn them into effective social changes.

This September, freedom champions and think tank leaders from across Europe and the United States will gather in Budapest, Hungary, for Atlas Network’s Europe Liberty Forum. Take a peak into all the action by joining us live on September 21 for a thought-provoking discussion with Mark Littlewood, Director General of the IEA, a long-standing free-market think tank in Europe, on critical thinking and management skills for driving social change.

Mark Littlewood is Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs. Under his leadership, the IEA has continued to communicate the benefits of free markets to an even wider audience around the world. In 2014, Mark was ranked 38th on The Times’ ‘Right-wing Power List’ and in 2011 was named ‘Liberal Voice of the Year’ by the Liberal Democrat Voice.

Littlewood frequently comments on political and economic issues on television and radio including BBC Question Time, Any Questions, Newsnight, Channel 4 News, Sky News, Radio 4’s Today Programme, and LBC. Prior to the IEA, he was Head of Media for the Liberal Democrats before going on to found Progressive Vision, a classical liberal think tank. Littlewood was educated at Balliol College, Oxford.