This year we are excited to offer Intellectual Entrepreneur Sponsorships where you can contribute to the efforts of sending a new and upcoming think tank leader to Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner! Below you will find each Intellectual Entrepreneur that you choose from, divided into region. Your contributions will go towards travel, accommodation and event expenses of the Intellectual Entrepreneur of your choosing. When you are registering for the event, you are given the option of which Intellectual Entrepreneur you would like to sponsor and a dollar amount. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Grant at email@example.com or call 202.449.8444.
Andrew Pickford is based in Perth, Western Australia and works in the area of policy and strategy across a range of institutions, industries and governments. His has particular expertise in the electricity sector, strategy formulation, scenario-based planning and Indo-Pacific security issues.
Mr Pickford is the inaugural ISSA Indo-Pacific Managing Director, a strategic think-tank focusing on the Indian Ocean region. Mr Pickford also holds a number of other positions including Senior Fellow, Mannkal Economic Foundation, Senior Fellow, International Strategic Studies Association and is currently a Center for Strategic and International Studies-Pacific Forum Young Leader.
Munirah Hayati Muhtar, Senior Executive at Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs, was educated at Sekolah Tun Fatimah, Johor, Malaysia. She went on to study engineering at Peterborough Regional College and University of Bristol, UK. Her interests in socio-political issues in her homeland changed her career path from engineering to joining the local NGO scene. She worked for Transparency International Malaysia Chapter for a few years with breaks in between to join a number of election observation missions locally and international (as a long term observer in the Nepal Constituent State Assembly election in April 2008). She is currently also the deputy Editor of AkademiMerdeka.org, a portal to disseminate & inculcate better understanding of classical liberalism ideas in the region of Malaysia and Indonesia.