UNIVERSIDAD FRANCISCO MARROQUÍN

UNIVERSIDAD FRANCISCO MARROQUÍN

Guatemala City, Guatemala

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ABOUT

The mission of Universidad Francisco Marroquin is to teach and disseminate the ethical, legal, and economic principles of a society of free and responsible persons.

Major projects for this organization include: The Antigua Forum; Startup Cities Institute; Henry Hazlitt Center; and the Vernon Smith Center for Experimental Economics.

IN THE NEWS

CIPS WINS 2016 THINK TANK SHARK TANK COMPETITION FOR OPEN ONLINE COURSE

Indonesians are widely dispersed on more than 6,000 islands, so spreading the ideas of liberty throughout the culture is most cost-effective online. For its proposal to fund a massive open online course (MOOC) devoted to teaching how free trade makes food affordable for the poor, Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) won t...

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THREE THINK TANK SHARK TANK CONTESTANTS WILL COMPETE FOR $25,000

The worldwide freedom movement’s most exciting new project ideas are showcased each year as part of Atlas Network’s Think Tank Shark Tank competition, sponsored by the Smith Family Foundation. This year’s edition will feature three contestants who will pitch their projects before a panel of judges and an audience of hundreds of...

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NEW ECONOMIC SCHOOL CREATES AN OASIS OF FREE INQUIRY IN CAUCASUS REGION

It’s easy for Westerners to take it for granted that they’ll always have access to peaceful, safe forums in which to discuss ideas — but some regions of the world are more hostile to free and open intellectual discussions. That’s why events like the IX International Summer School on Liberty, Law, and Economics in Bakuriani, Geor...

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CUBAN ARTIST, FORMER POLITICAL PRISONER, PAINTS FREEDOM MURAL IN GUATEMALA

People who claim to favor egalitarian economic policies sometimes praise dictatorships like the communist regime in Cuba, headed today by President Raúl Castro following in the footsteps of his brother Fidel Castro’s decades-long control. In practice, egalitarian economics leads to widespread and endemic poverty — and the Cuban...

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MESSAGING TO MILLENNIALS: FROM ‘I, PENCIL’ TO ‘I, IPHONE’

The virtues of liberty are often intuitive for many of today’s young people, as they struggle to reconcile their individualist tendencies with top-down ideologies of any stripe. At Atlas Network’s 2015 Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner, the panel titled “Motivating Millennials: Can the Freedom Movement Win Over the Next Generation?...

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UN-CONFERENCE SESSION BRINGS WORKSHOP ATMOSPHERE TO LIBERTY FORUM

Conference presentations are too often one-sided, with a speaker and a crowd of listeners who don’t interact much apart from perhaps a few token exchanges during a Q&A session. Atlas Network sought to introduce an innovative format at the 2015 Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner by hosting an Un-Conference session, which brings a wor...

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THINK TANK MBA TRAINING BRINGS TOGETHER WORLDWIDE FREE-MARKET LEADERS

Working toward a free society can often seem like an uphill battle, but that struggle is shared by Atlas Network partners across the globe. They all have valuable ideas and proven strategies for success to learn and to share with each other. Think Tank MBA (TTMBA), Atlas Network’s flagship training program within Atlas Leadershi...

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PATH OF FREEDOM CONFERENCE IN GUATEMALA

More than 650 students from across the Americas gathered at Francisco Marroquín University in Guatemala for the 2014 Latin American Students for Liberty Conference. This year’s conference was titled “The Path of Freedom,” as panels, discussions, and lectures highlighted the evolution of freedom philosophies throughout history.

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