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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will be speaking – for the first time ever – at the Tenth Annual International Students For Liberty Conference!

 

You know him as the man who filibustered for nearly 13 hours to try and block John Brennan’s confirmation as CIA director, showing a profound dedication to the preservation of American civil liberties. He’s also been a staunch advocate of criminal justice reform, an opponent of the out-of-control executive, and a vocal critic of the Federal Reserve and U.S. monetary policy.

Now, he’s gearing up to oppose superhawk John Bolton’s likely appointment as Secretary of State.

Here’s a bit more about Senator Paul:Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul, M.D. is one of the nation’s leading advocates for liberty. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010, Dr. Paul has proven to be an outspoken champion for constitutional liberties and fiscal responsibility. As a fierce advocate against government overreach, Rand has fought tirelessly to return government to its limited, constitutional scope.

A devoted husband and father, Dr. Paul and his family live in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where Rand owned his own ophthalmology practice and performed eye surgery for 18 years. As a hard-working and dedicated physician – not a career politician – Rand Paul came to Washington to shake things up and to make a difference.

We’re honored to have him at this year’s International Conference. Register now before it’s too late!!

Register for #ISFLC17 today!
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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.

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!

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We put out the word, and hundreds of you took up the challenge to support Students For Liberty with a gift that would have double the impact.

Now, we’ve raised over $15,000 and I couldn’t be more excited to relay this message to our thousands of volunteers around the world.

But we’re still $5,000 short of our ultimate goal. So our sponsor has agreed to extend this matching grant program until the end of the day today. 

With each dollar received – and multiplied thanks to our matching gift program – we’re better equipping our leaders and making a difference.

DOUBLE your gift to SFL!
 

A great example just took place this week at Ohio State University, where twins Reese and Reagan Brooks, both SFL campus coordinators, reacted immediately to the tragedy on campus that many of you heard about on Monday.

A madman used his car as a weapon on campus, driving into a crowd, and proceeding to stab people with a knife. A dozen people were injured.

The Brooks brothers showed their solidarity with victims in a Facebook message – American and “Don’t Tread On Me” flags in tow.OSU2

Then the next day, despite the chaos on campus, they held an event with over 100 people to debate immigration policy with experts from the Cato Institute. Many people were introduced to libertarian ideas for the first time. It was a huge success.

We want to empower thousands more leaders to run events and make an impact on campus like Reese and Reagan. But we’re going to need your help to get there.

Help us realize our matching goal of $40,000 by donating $25, $50, $100, $300, $500, or even $700, which will be matched by the commitment from one of our benefactors.

Your investment will change students’ lives and make them more effective advocates of liberty. Thank you…

DOUBLE your gift to SFL!

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Our friends at the Human Rights Foundation might have a position that’s right for you! Right now, there are a few positions open, ranging from a Communications Specialist (requires two years’ experience in communications, journalism, or public relations) to a variety of internships.

Internships currently open are:

  • Legal Intern: Under the guidance of HRF attorneys, the interns will research from diverse sources of legal information, including treaties, international decisions, domestic legislation and decisions, government and institutional records, academic papers, journals, etc. They will draft memoranda memorializing the results of research, and may also assist in drafting other articles and writings related to international human rights.
  • Conferences and Event Intern: The event intern will work closely with the Freedom Forum program team on event coordination related to the 2017 Oslo Freedom Forum, which will take place May 22-24, 2017, as well as other events hosted by HRF. Main tasks will include conference logistics, including booking travel and arranging visa applications for international attendees, as well as drafting social media posts and researching speakers and performers.

If you’ve got a strong passion for individual rights and want to make a difference in the world, consider applying for one of these great opportunities. Click here for more information and instructions to apply.