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You loved him at last year’s International Students For Liberty Conference and, now that he’s bigger than ever, we’re bringing him back!

This year, libertarian comedian and Charleston native Jeremy McLellan will be returning to the ISFLC mainstage as our Friday night Master of Ceremonies.

We’re thrilled to have one of the funniest stand-ups around lead us through the opening-night program and are looking forward to his biting insights and clever coverage of hot-button issues like politics, gender, race, disability, religion, and… Santa Claus.Jeremy McLellan

He won the 2015 and 2016 Charleston Standup Comedy Competition and was named Best Local Comic in the Charleston City Paper. In the past year, Jeremy has performed for YALCON 2016, the LP National Convention in Orlando, and recently toured with Gary Johnson’s Our American Initiative.

Register today to catch him on the ISFLC mainstage as things kick off Friday night!

Register for #ISFLC17 today!
 

In addition to Mr. McLellan, the following speakers have been announced for ISFCL17:

  • CrossFit CEO & Founder Greg Glassman
  • World-renowned social psychologist and author of The Righteous Mind, Jonathan Haidt
  • Vice President for International Programs at the Atlas Network, Tom G. Palmer
  • Forbes Media Editor-in-Chief, Steve Forbes
  • Austrian economist and editor of the Journal of Private Enterprise, Edward Stringham
  • Hürriyet columnist Mustafa Akyol

We also just opened up nominations for the 2017 ISFLC Awards! 

If you know an outstanding student, event, or student group that deserves to be recognized, click here to nominate them today.

See you in February! Don’t forget to register before prices go up on January 1st.

The following was written by EsLibertad Leadership Associate Victoria Ramirez.

Learn more about SFL in Latin America at eslibertad.org.

Argentina

On November 13th, the EsLibertad Argentina team carried out a speaking event at the Economic Federation of Corrientes, a talk directed to 17 young people, given by Eduardo Marty, Public Accountant from the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, and an economist. Founder and CEO of Junior Achievement Argentina, the leading entrepreneurship training NGO in Argentina and President of the Education for the Future Foundation (NFTE). The talk was very productive and filled with interesting questions.

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Venezuela

image02Venezuela has organized all kinds of events this month! They had a forum on the US elections that had more than 50 attendees, a film forum on the fall of the Berlin Wall followed by a representation of the wall which was demolished to symbolize the fall of socialism at that time.

They continued with their social media campaign #PorUnaVenezuelaLibre (#ForAFreeVenezuela) and with their regular event “coffee and ideas.” There were a lot of talks and lectures at universities. Amazing work they do in Venezuela! (more…)

You may remember the No Nanny Corner Store events we held earlier this year in Toronto and Calgary. The story was picked up by some pretty big news outlets.

Well, now’s your chance to be part of the action at the next No Nanny Corner Store stunt – this time in Ottawa!

SFLcanadanonannyOn Wednesday, December 14th SFL Canada will once again be taking over a corner store and filling it with our specially-created plain-packaged products.

We plan on giving people a glimpse into what the world would look like if we let government get away with overtaxing, over-regulating, or straight up banning everything that isn’t good for you.

The store will be decked out with all of the “appropriate” warnings, and we will be giving out “government approved” bags of chips, pop, and chocolate bars.

But I need your help to pull this off!

If you’re interested, just reach out to me at [email protected]

 

Here are some details:

  • The store will run from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Wednesday, Dec. 14th)
  • We will go to Parliament Hill to hand out materials from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • And if you need assistance getting to Ottawa, just let me know and we’ll help you get here!

Looking forward to another great event!

Do you know an outstanding student, event, or student group that deserves to be recognized? Nominations for the 10th Annual International Students For Liberty Conference (ISFLC) Award Ceremony are now open!

Submit your choice for Student of the Year, Event of the Year, and Student Group of the Year now!

 

The ISFLC Award Ceremony is one of the highlights of the conference every year, recognizing the best in libertarian student activism. What makes the ceremony especially exciting is that the winners are nominated and voted on by students like yourself.

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After last year’s success, we’re bringing back the full Awards Dinner program with a special guest speaker and a chance to meet many of SFL’s supporters and friends.

Finalists will not only get complimentary registration to ISFLC17, and travel to the conference, but will also be admitted to the dinner — a $250 value! And, yes, you can nominate yourself.

Don’t miss your chance to choose this year’s winner!

Nominate your selections by January 15th.

And if you haven’t registered yet for ISFLC17, click here to do so now!

SFL FranceStudents For Liberty and our network of activists are regularly featured in national and international media outlets on a wide variety of topics. Below are some examples of SFL’s media presence during November 2016.

  • SFL France were featured in a full page article in Germany’s largest Sunday paper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, which explored the classical liberal movement in France (pictured right).
  • Writing for the Foundation for Economic Education, Jeffrey Tucker referenced the fact that Students For Liberty has helped incubate pro-liberty organizations that remain key players in the vibrant Brazilian liberty movement. Read the full article here.
  • Our Open Letter to College Democrats was picked up by Graham Vyse at the New Republic, who devoted an entire article to explaining the ways in which libertarians and progressives can cooperate on certain issues. Read the full article here.
  • Bill Wirtz, a Local Coordinator at European Students For Liberty, wrote an extremely popular op-ed for the PanAm Post criticizing apologists for Cuban dictator Fidel Castro following his death. Read the full article here.
  • Martin van Staden, member of African Students For Liberty’s Executive Board, was published in CNBCAfrica. He criticized government interference in the South African healthcare system in the context of the National Health Act. Read the full article here.

UPDATE: Look out for Students For Liberty’s Stephen Duke tonight on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 at 8-9pm ET.