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Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner 2014 will commemorate 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Highlights include:
- Keynote presentation by Garry Kasparov – legendary chess champion and 2014 Atlas Templeton Leadership Fellow
- Liggio Lecture by John Tomasi – Director of the Political Theory Project and Professor at Brown University.
- Atlas Leadership Academy’s Think Tank Shark-Tank $25,000 competition, sponosred by the Rising Tide Foundation.
- $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award announcement
Garry Kasparov is the 2014 Atlas Templeton Leadership Fellow, and our featured presenter at the Atlas Freedom
Dinner as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Kasparov first gained international fame as the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985 at the age of 22. After retiring professional chess in 2005, he rapidly became a vital part of the Russian pro-democracy movement against the repressive regime of Vladimir Putin. He formed the United Civil Front, of which he is still the chairman, and co-led the Other Russia coalition that focused on uniting the Russian opposition to Putin under the banner of free and fair elections. He now does extensive traveling and writing to spread human rights worldwide.