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ATLAS NETWORK PARTNER PUBLISHES INDEX ON WORLD ELECTORAL FREEDOM.

October 16, 2019

Fundación para el Avance de la Libertad (Fundalib), an Atlas Network partner based in Madrid, has just published the second edition of their World Electoral Freedom Index (WEFI), that calculates the electoral freedom of the world’s democracies and ranks them. A comprehensive document, the WEFI provides insights into electoral systems and how well they perform their job of representing voters.

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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 near Atlas Network’s headquarters in Virginia.

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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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SIXTH ANNUAL FREEDOM CONFERENCE IN JAFFA PORT DRAWS OVER 500 ATTENDEES

October 3, 2019

“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 Israeli government, academics, and students for a celebration of individual rights and free markets. This year’s conference, which was held in Jaffa, attracted 530 Israelis from 23 organizations, making it the largest FreedomCon Israel yet.

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