STUDENTS FOR LIBERTY

STUDENTS FOR LIBERTY

Arlington, VA

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The mission of Students For Liberty is to provide a unified, student-driven forum of support for students and student organizations dedicated to liberty. Students For Liberty embraces the diversity of justifications for liberty and encourages debate and discourse on the differing philosophies that underlie liberty.

IN THE NEWS

DR. TOM G. PALMER WINS ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR AWARD AT ISFLC 2017

Each year at the International Students For Liberty Conference (ISFLC), the organization recognizes an alumnus of the year, granting the award to a former student who has made a significant contribution to advancing freedom. This year, Students for Liberty (SFL) presented the Alumnus of the Year Award to Dr. Tom G. Palmer, Atlas...

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‘LIBERTY IN AFRICA’ ONLINE COURSE EXPLORES PRINCIPLES OF FREEDOM

Africa is an enormous and diverse continent encompassing dozens of independent countries with wide-ranging political systems, circumstances, and resources. Still, people share a struggle for liberty throughout Africa that shares many commonalities. Students for Liberty (SFL) and African Students for Liberty (ASFL) have partnered...

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BRINGING ‘THE MORALITY OF CAPITALISM’ TO HUNDREDS OF BURUNDI STUDENTS

Burundi, a small nation in central Africa, has been marked by decades of regional unrest, periodic civil war, and an unstable democracy. Individual liberty and economic freedom are necessary for Burundi to achieve a prosperous future, and African Students for Liberty (ASFL) is helping to instill these principles in a new generat...

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REMEMBERING COMMUNISM’S BLOODY LEGACY IN BULGARIA

A peaceful demonstration by the​ Bulgarian Libertarian Society (BLS), an Atlas Network partner based in Sofia, decorated a campus statue of Karl Marx with a bloody crown and plastic bones in order to illustrate the real consequences of Marxist ideas. Communism is responsible for a horrifying death toll, but today’s students in B...

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MISES BOOT CAMP INDONESIA TEACHES SOUND ECONOMICS TO YOUNG PEOPLE

Indonesians have enjoyed democracy for more than 18 years now. Although collectivist ideas are still widespread in Indonesia, a young generation is taking an increasing interest in the ideas of liberty. The freedom-oriented website SuaraKebebasan.org (“Voice of Freedom”), an Atlas Network partner based in Indonesia, has establis...

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FREEDOM DAY CELEBRATES FREEDOM OF SPEECH, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

Freedom Day is an annual day-long celebration of the ideas of liberty, freedom of speech and expression, religion, equality, and other individual rights. Hosted by the National Constitution Center, each year’s Freedom Day “brings together the top liberal, libertarian and conservative thought leaders in America for a national con...

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‘WALL OF SOCIALISM’ CAMPAIGN WINS ATLAS NETWORK PRIZE AT ISFLC 2016

We live in a world shaped both by the dynamic growth of market activity and the crushing destruction of government oppression. Many young people today seem to believe that socialism is just another word for fairness and sharing, so it’s important to remind them of the devastating consequences that socialism has had on the world...

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REASON FOUNDATION PLAYS KEY ROLE IN PASSAGE OF ARIZONA PENSION REFORM LAW

Public pensions face insolvency throughout the United States, often because they promise to pay out guaranteed benefits rather than defined contributions, despite an uncertain fiscal future — as well as the standard government use of accounting methods that are designed to conceal real actuarial risk. Reason Foundation has been...

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LIBERTY 101 VIDEO SERIES PROVIDES ACCESSIBLE INTRO TO LIBERTARIAN IDEAS

Exploring the ideas of a free society just became easier with a new video series from Learn Liberty, providing an accessible introduction to libertarian ideas. Liberty 101, co-sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies and Students For Liberty, is an on-demand series that will explore timely topics on the fundamental principl...

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ENVISIONING LAW WITHOUT THE STATE IN INDIA

In order to take the steps necessary to achieve a truly free society, it’s important to envision how that society would work in practice. One of the world’s foremost libertarian theorists, David D. Friedman, recently visited India for a series of lectures hosted by Atlas Network partner the Centre for Civil Society (CCS), along...

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BUILDING AN INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE OF FREEDOM IN EUROPE

With a diverse array of cultures and political systems all in close proximity, the people of Europe face both unique challenges and opportunities in spreading the ideas of liberty. The fourth annual European Students for Liberty Conference (ESFLC) welcomed more than 500 participants from 43 countries to Berlin in April to exchan...

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ILLUSTRATING ECONOMICS FOR CHILDREN IN NEPAL

Children in developing nations will be the future leaders, so it’s crucial that they start learning the value of liberty and sound economics at an early age. One of the best tools yet developed for teaching economic concepts to children is The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free-Market Odyssey, by economist Ken Schoolland, t...

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NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY HOSTS LIBERTY AND LEADERSHIP FORUM

Without a culture grounded in the ideas of liberty, individual autonomy, and property rights, the chances for any nation to build a prosperous society are fleeting at best. That’s why it’s so important for organizations like African Students for Liberty (ASFL) to instill in the continent’s youth a thorough background in freedom...

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CONFERENCE ATTRACTS 1,700 TO FIGHT FOR LIBERTY

Students for Liberty has grown from a handful of college students in 2008 who wanted to share ideas for how to build their libertarian campus groups to a worldwide network of more than 1,350 student groups representing more than 100,000 students on all inhabited continents. That stunning growth in the space of seven short years...

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ATLAS NETWORK PLAYS PROMINENT ROLE AT ISFLC

The annual International Students for Liberty Conference attracts young freedom champions from across the globe to explore new ideas, strategies, and opportunities for advancing liberty. Attendance at the conference has risen from a modest group of about 30 participants at its founding in 2008 to more than 1,400 people, and Atla...

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FRIENDS OF LEONARD REMINISCE ON THE LIGGIO LEGACY

Leonard P. Liggio, Atlas Network’s long-time executive vice president, passed away on October 14, 2014. It’s been very touching to see the outpouring of affection following his death. We knew how beloved Leonard was within the freedom movement, but it remains nothing short of awe-inspiring to see so many tributes to his influenc...

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STUDENTS WANT MORE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN MALAWI

Changes are fermenting in the landlocked, English-speaking Republic of Malawi. The longstanding command economy of Malawi controls currency values, dictates prices of goods and services, and subsidizes maize, tobacco, and other crops which form the bedrock of Malawi’s economy. The country’s enormous youth population is feeling s...

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STUDENTS FOR LIBERTY LAUNCHES #LIBERTYWORKS MEME CAMPAIGN

Recently, the Internet has been flooded with new, informative memes about liberty. Atlas Network partner Students For Liberty has launched a meme series called Facts For Liberty, highlighting interesting and quick facts on policies adopted by countries all over the world that are geared toward free markets and free people.

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