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CDE GREAT LAKES CHANGES ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE IN BURUNDI

October 18, 2019

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 entrepreneurs. CDE hopes to use these new programs to change both public opinion and public policy.

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INDONESIAN FORUM SPARKS DISCUSSION ON MOBILE TRANSPORTATION REGULATIONS

October 17, 2019

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 discussion between both sides of various issues while simultaneously creating an opportunity to talk about individual freedom and human flourishing. To that end, the forums are opened by a discussion between government officials, who tend to favor regulations, and TII’s own pro-market experts.

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INAUGURAL EXECUTIVE ACCELERATOR GATHERS 22 THINK TANK LEADERS FROM 12 COUNTRIES

October 16, 2019

The think tank industry has plenty of researchers, academics, fundraisers, and communicators, but a business perspective is often missing. To address this gap in the market, Atlas Network recently launched Executive Accelerator, an intensive leadership and strategic planning workshop that helps prepare think tank professionals for the challenges of management. The inaugural six-day workshop, which replaces the Think Tank MBA program, hosted 22 think tank leaders representing 12 countries.

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ATLAS NETWORK LAUNCHES CENTER FOR U.S. AND CANADA

October 15, 2019

[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

October 14, 2019

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 comprised of thought leaders in the freedom movement, will receive a $25,000 prize in project seed funding. Think Tank Shark Tank is sponsored by the Smith Family Foundation and will be held during Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner on Nov. 6–7 in New York City.

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2019 LIGHTS, CAMERA, LIBERTY FILM FESTIVAL HONOREES ANNOUNCED

October 14, 2019

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; and Quota, by U.S.-based Pacific Legal Foundation.

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THE FEMALE EXILE SPOTLIGHTS THE BRUTALITY OF LIFE IN SOCIALIST VENEZUELA

October 4, 2019

“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 activists. Fearing reprisals from the government, his mother, Zugeimar Armas, fled Venezuela in 2019, two years after her son’s death.

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