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From all of us at Students For Liberty, allow me to wish you a very happy holiday! In the spirit of the season, we’ve decided to offer one last giant discount on ISFLC17 registration – from now, until Midnight December 26th, ISFLC prices are $30 off! 

 
Just use the promo code “SFLGIFT” to get student tickets at just $10 and non-student tickets at $45


ISFLC2017speaker_instagram_forbesAs you finish up finals or take a step back from work, check out all the exciting things we’ve got planned for this year’s conference.

ISFLC17 will include special features like a Saturday morningCrossFit workout, the annual Ama-Gi Art Exhibition, and a book signing with select speakers. And with speakers likeJonathan Haidt, Senator Rand Paul, and Forbes CEO Steve Forbes, it’s sure to be a weekend to remember!

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In addition to the holiday discount, it’s my pleasure to announce even more exciting speakers you can expect at ISFLC. From the Foundation of Economic Education, we’ve added Jeffrey Tucker, Steven Horwitz, and Sarah Skwire to this year’s lineup.

 

tuckerJoin us on the weekend of February 17-19th, 2017 to hear their panel The Uniqueness of the Liberal Vision, a discussion about the revolutionary vision of liberalism.

 
From the economy, to the family, to the arts, it’s liberal thought that has been at the heart of progress. In this session, Tucker, Horwitz, and Skwire will explore the roots of the liberal tradition and the pitfalls we must avoid to stay on the path to liberty.
 
Register now at www.isflc.org/register to catch these and all of our great speakers at the 10th Annual International Students For Liberty Conference!

The 2017 International Students For Liberty Conference is really coming together as we head into the new year!

We’ve been announcing speakers left and right, and have a lot more coming up in the next few weeks. Today, I’m pleased to announce a few of the sessions sponsored by our friends at the Atlas Network.

Here’s where you can find the Atlas Network at ISFLC17:


Dr. Tom G Palmer — “A New, Old Challenge: Global-Anti-Libertarianism”

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A spectre is haunting the world: the spectre of radical anti-libertarian movements, each grappling with the others like scorpions in a bottle and all competing to see which can dismantle the institutions of liberty the fastest. Some are ensconced in the universities and other elite centers, and some draw their strength from populist anger. Dr. Palmer will discuss where these anti-libertarian movements came from, how they feed off each other, and how libertarians can fight back.


 “Advancing Liberty Around the World” (Panel) — Alexander Skouras

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The cause of human liberty knows no borders. The Atlas Network is composed of 467 independent organizations in 97 countries, a community of liberty lovers who fight every day for free enterprise, the rule of law, property rights, and limited government. Oftentimes against incredible odds in very hostile places. Join Atlas Network’s Alexander Skouras and a panel of international freedom champions to learn the landscape of the global liberty movement.

 


Clark Ruper  “Fundraising for Freedom on Campus and Beyond”  

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Passion for liberty will only get you so far. In order to make an impact, both student groups and non-profits need resources, and it all starts with the most important resource: money. Fortunately the libertarian movement is supported by successful capitalists who know that money is not the “root of all evil” but a standard of exchanging value for value. These philanthropists will support your work if you can identify them, make a compelling case, and most importantly: ask!

 


Hear from these and all of our other wonderful speakers at the Tenth Annual ISFLC! Register now by clicking below:

 

Register for #ISFLC17 today!

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The late 80s and early 90s saw the creation of the internet, and during these early years a group of programmers, cryptographers, hackers, and activists came together online to outline how this technology had the potential to realize a radically different political order. These were the cypherpunks, and their vision was ‘crypto-anarchy’: a world where nation-states were stripped of their power to coerce, as cryptography would prevent them from ever knowing who they should be coercing.

You might have noticed something: this has not happened.

The creation of the internet has already raised significant challenges both to libertarians (who are now, post-Snowden, aware of the extent of the surveillance state) and to the state itself (which is trying to understand how to regulate new technologies and structures such as cryptography, cryptocurrency, and distributed autonomous organizations). But so far we have only witnessed the early effects of the internet-of-information; since 2008, the world has seen the start of the internet-of-value and the internet-of-things, which also promise radical transformations.

Our new Virtual Reading Group, “Cypherpunks and Libertarianism, aims to explore the links between the cypherpunks and the liberty movement in a variety of areas. Participants will explore how cryptography can challenge state power, the future of intellectual property, social orders in cyberspace, freedom of speech in the context of computer code, and much more!

The deadline for applications is January 6th 2017.

  • Discussion Leader: Dr. Alexander J. Malt, Department of Philosophy, University of Durham (UK)
  • Meeting Dates: Wednesdays 6pm EST, 1/11/2017 – 2/15/2017

Apply now!

November was a busy month at Students For Liberty.

Read the highlights of what our North American team has been up to!

Free pro-liberty activism kits distributed across the USA

activism kits pngEarly in November, Students For Liberty opened applications for our all-new activism kits! These free kits are full of awesome tabling materials to help libertarian campus groups promote the ideas of a free and open society. Highlights in every kit include “End The Drug War” posters, “Don’t Drone Me Bro” stickers, “Stop Watching Us” USB sticks pre-loaded with the anonymous Tor internet browser, and “Don’t Tread On Anyone” bumper stickers! So far, the kits have been distributed to our activists at almost 100 different college campuses in 31 different states across the United States.

Peace, Love, Liberty campaign brings anti-war message to US campuses

Our recently-launched Peace, Love, Liberty grant program is receiving an influx of applications. Interventionism in foreign policy has been a crucial element of mainstream political platforms for decades in U.S. politics, but many libertarians see a foreign policy based on restraint as an essential element in the fight for freedom and prosperity across the world. These $250 grants aim to bring libertarian ideas to an area where they are sorely needed: foreign policy. Applications are still open!

Open Letter to College Democrats met with enthusiasm

New repubOur “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. In the wake of November’s election, Students For Liberty are emphasizing that we will work with groups from across the political spectrum to promote pro-liberty ideas. We are eager to build coalitions on issues like immigration reform, the failed War on Drugs, and criminal justice reform. Read the full New Republic article here.

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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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