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Last week’s European Students For Liberty webinar focused on the importance of ideas. Ideas can only have a significant impact, however, if its supporters spread them effectively. So this week, the European Students For Liberty webinar is dedicated to communication. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3rd at 8:00pm CET. Registration is free and easy.

Dr. Tom Palmer will offer attendees an integrated approach to rhetoric, which is the most important item in the liberty supporter’s intellectual toolkit. The webinar will take a historical perspective of persuasion in the pro-liberty movement, followed by a discussion of practical techniques for spreading our ideas. The presentation will also include a step-by-step guide on how to get your ideas into print and how to prepare and deliver an effective public speech.

Dr. Tom Palmer is the Executive Vice President for International Programs at the Atlas Network. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and Director of Cato University, the Cato Institute’s educational arm. He is the author of Realizing Freedom: The Theory, History, and Practice of Liberty.

All you have to do to attend is register for free, and tune in from your computer next Tuesday at 8:00pm CET.

This weekend the UK Liberty League, co-founded by Students For Liberty’s Anton Howes, will be holding its second annual Freedom Forum at Newcastle University. The Freedom Forum is one of Europe’s largest gatherings of pro-liberty students. From Friday, March 30th – Sunday, April 1st, students from all over the UK will enjoy debates and panel discussions, alongside more practical skill sessions. Not to mention, students will join old friends and meet plenty of new pro-liberty students, strengthening and expanding Europe’s most rapidly evolving libertarian student movement. European Students For Liberty is an official partner of the event.

Attendees can look forward to a diverse schedule that includes sessions such as, “The Great Foreign Policy Debate: To Intervene of Not to Intervene,” “The Ancient Greeks & Freedom,” “What is Free Market Environmentalism?” and “Should the State Ever Intervene in Parenting?” Skill sessions focus on helping students develop practical skills in areas such as journalism, PR, and communication.

Since the first Liberty League Freedom Forum in 2011, the pro-libertarian student movement in the UK has taken off at an incredible pace. The UK Liberty League now boasts almost 30 student groups in its network from all over the country. Their success has even garned national media attention. Anton Howes, Director and co-founder of the UK Liberty League, and member of the Students For Liberty executive board, recently wrote an article for the major national newspaper, The Independent, “Where are all the libertarians coming from?” that described the growing libertarian students movement as, “a silent revolution happening on campuses across the world.”

Shortly after, spiked, an online magazine based in the UK, published the article, “Meet the students taking on the state.” Both Anton Howes and ESFL executive board member, Gabrielle Shiner, were interviewed about their pro-liberty activism in the UK and abroad. The article encouragingly concluded that, “With such genuinely radical arguments being made by campaigners calling for less state interference into our lives, traditional left-wing groups may well find their longstanding monopoly on student politics is coming to an end.”

The Liberty League Freedom Forum promises to be a very exciting weekend, that will continue to fuel the momentum behind the UK’s newest wave of student activism. Today is your last chance to buy last-minute tickets, so if you’re in the UK buy your ticket now!

The Ludwig von Mises Institute – Europe and the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung have co-organized an event featuring Students For Liberty’s co-founder and Executive Director, Alexander McCobin. The event, “How the Students for Liberty Shape Politics,” will explore the ways in which the growing movement of pro-liberty students relates to and potentially shapes politics. It will be held at the offices of the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71. The event is scheduled for 12:30 pm, this Friday, March 30th.

Students For Liberty is a non-partisan organization that does not actively engage in politics but, since its launch in 2008, SFL has continuously worked to support the development of a voice for pro-liberty ideas on university campuses internationally. This Friday, Alexander McCobin will offer his theory and insights into the role of Students For Liberty and the wider movement of pro-liberty students around the world. Nick Roskams of the European Students For Liberty executive board will speak as well, providing more depth to the discussion with uniquely European insights.

The event is taking place during the European Students For Liberty Leadership Retreat, where the 2012-13 ESFL Executive Board will meet to plan and develop conferences, resources, and outreach for pro-liberty students all over Europe. Friday’s event is open to the public. To attend, please RSVP by emailing assistant@vonmisesinstitute-europe.org.

When it comes to social change, ideas matter! So, what are the ideas that got us where we are today? The fourth instalment of the ESFL Webinar Series will provide a historical background of the political ideologies that shape our current society. What are their origins? How did the left-right division emerge? Are these labels still significant today? Can libertarianism be classified as a left- or right-wing ideology?

Rahim Taghizadegan, the founder and director of the Institut für Wertewirtschaft (Institute for Value-based Economics) in Vienna, Austria will be exploring all these questions on Tuesday, March 27th at 8:00pm CET, right on your computer! All you have to do is complete this free and easy registration and tune in! After the presentation there will be time for a Q+A.

Institut für Wertewirtschaft is an independent research institute that works on both economic and philosophical issues. Taghizadegan also teaches at the University of Liechtenstein and the Business University of Vienna. He is a best-selling author; among his recent works is an introduction to the Austrian school of economics, Wirtschaft wirklich verstehen (Really Understanding Economics). Don’t miss out, register today and share this with your friends!

Remember to register for tomorrow’s European Students For Liberty webinar! The third instalment of ESFL’s new webinar series, “Does Democracy Really Lead to Solidarity, Prosperity, and Liberty?” will take place on your computer this Tuesday, March 20th at 8:00pm CET. It is absolutely free and registration only takes a few seconds!

Frank Karsten will be presenting the ideas from his new book Beyond Democracy, co-authored with Karel BeckmanDemocracy is almost universally upheld as the ideal political system. It has come to symbolize everything from civilised and progressive society to human rights and justice. Frank Karsten is the chairman of the Stichting Meer Vrijheid, a Dutch organization that works to reduce taxes and government interference in our lives. In this webinar, Frank Karsten will be taking a critical approach to the idea that our salvation lies in democracy. After the presentation, there will be time for questions.

Don’t miss out – Register today and share this with your friends!