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Do you want to spend one week in Prague, Czech Republic this summer? Would you like to learn about classical liberalism there? If you answered yes to both those questions, then we would like to present you with an opportunity you won’t want to miss.prague_at_sunrise

Florida State University is currently accepting applications for the 2017 International Summer Workshop which focuses on “Classical Liberalism in Philosophy, Economics, and Politics.” This workshop is made possible through the partnership of Florida State University and the Cevro Institute, a Czech university.

The workshop will be an intensive one-week-long program where participants learn about classical liberalism, its history, and its applications today. Most days will have two 2-hour sessions consisting of an hour of lecture and an hour of discussion. There will be time to explore and experience the city of Prague.

The 2017 International Summer Workshop will run from July 31 to August 4. There is a participation fee of $1,000 which covers airfare, lodging, and a number of meals.

Applications are due March 15. So don’t wait — apply today! For more information, go here. 

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Students For Liberty is pleased to launch SFL Presents! SFL Presents is an opportunity for our network to engage with the best and brightest the liberty movement has to offer via Facebook Live. Our inaugural event will be an interview between the incredible Jeffrey Tucker and Ayn Rand (as played by Jennifer Grossman of the Atlas Society).

The Facebook Live event will take place at 6:00pm ET on Wednesday January 25th. If you would like to ask Ayn Rand a question, simply use the hashtag #AskAyn!

Do you aspire to be a young professional? One step on this path is an opportunity presented by our friends at the Adam Smith Institute (ASI) in London.adamsmith

ASI hosts an annual ‘Young Writer on Liberty’ competition centered around a certain theme and this year’s theme is the opportunities, challenges, and obstacles that come with new technologies.

Think of how modern technology will change the world and what policy implications will come along with genetic engineering, driverless cars, augmented reality, or anything else which will fit the essay theme. Essays focusing on the principles of free markets and individual liberty will get special consideration. (more…)

July was a great month for SFL! Here are some highlights from the past month:

The Campus Coordinator Retreat

Our new Campus Coordinators came together at Towson University in Maryland to meet, plan, and be merry! This year, we’re starting our leaders on training tracks which will prepare them for different areas in the professional world such as Marketing & Communications, Development, and Event Planning. This year’s CC class is a great group of leaders with tons of enthusiasm. It’s a privilege to work with them and we are eagerly looking forward to the start of the school year and the exciting things they’ve got planned!

SFL Canada’s No Nanny Campaign

There’s been a great push from SFL Canada in their latest campaign against the nanny state and plain packaging. We don’t need the government telling us what is best and diminishing our personal responsibility — that’s the message SFL Canada wants to get across. They have a dedicated campaign website and there have been some great memes coming out of SFL Canada. The best part? It’s all leading up to the opening of a “Nanny State Corner Store” in Toronto later this week. Stay tuned for a follow-up report!

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A recent article in the Washington Post highlights an issue that the iconic Gadsden flag is currently facing. In brief, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is looking to make it a punishable offense for employees to wear attire with the Gadsden flag or similar insignia on it. The reasoning behind the decision is that the flag can be interpreted as racially insensitive. gadsden-profile1

Emblazoned on the flag are the words “Don’t Tread on Me.” We here at SFL have tweaked that message a little bit. Anyone who has a certain amount of familiarity with SFL will remember our 2014 campaign “Don’t Tread on Anyone.” You probably still have the shirt!

The fact is, the Gadsden flag and similar symbols, have long had a place in the liberty movement. Rather than a symbol of racial animus, for us it’s a reminder that every human life is valuable and worthy of self-direction without excessive interference from the government or anyone else.

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