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2013 Latin American Awards

The Latin American awards are given each year to highlight successful projects by Atlas partners in the region.  Latin American partners who apply for the Templeton Freedom Award are automatically entered into contention for the prize based on the project they submitted or their overall body of work. In 2013 Atlas honored the think tanks [...]


Promoting Economic Freedom

Atlas Network works uniquely to strengthen the freedom movement by providing training opportunities for think tank leaders, awarding grants to institutes where Atlas Network sees great potential and to reward excellence, offering networking opportunities so that leaders can leverage shared knowledge and resources, and undertaking special projects that directly ensure that alternative ideas are heard [...]


The Templeton Freedom Award

The Templeton Freedom Award

Applications for the 2014 Templeton Freedom Award are now closed. The deadline for this award was May 16, 2014. Stay tuned for next year. Named for the late investor and philanthropist Sir John Templeton, the Templeton Freedom Award annually honors his legacy by identifying and recognizing the most exceptional and innovative contributions to the understanding [...]


Think Tank MBA 2013 Participants

Think Tank MBA 2013 Participants

Atlas’s Think Tank MBA is a 10-day executive strategic planning and leadership development course designed to help think tank leaders draft a plan to grow their institutes, and achieve their missions’ to limit government and increase individual responsibility. This course brings together think tank leaders from around the world for an immersive and interactive training [...]


Templeton Freedom Award Finalists 2013

Atlas is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 Templeton Freedom Award. These finalists represent the best examples of free-market think tank excellence throughout the world. All finalists will be presented during Atlas's Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner in New York City, where the winner of the award and $100,000 prize will be announced. The [...]


Think Tank Shark Tank

Think Tank Shark Tank

The Annual Think Tank Shark Tank competition is back and better than ever! This year, four Atlas Leadership Academy (ALA) graduates will be selected to present in a live competition before an international audience and esteemed judges for the chance to win $25,000 for a project run by their think tank. Are you close to [...]


Think Tank 101 Online Graduates

Congratulations to the graduates of Think Tank 101 Online. For their final project, they had to create a video introducing their organization. Click on each name to watch their video. Admir Cavalic, Association Multi, Bosnia Herzegovina Aigerim Kassymova, IDEAS, Kazakhstan Alex Njeru, East Africa Policy Centre, Kenya Alywn Swanepoel, Augustine Institute for Africa, South Africa [...]


Atlas Mobile App: Support

Atlas Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the worldwide freedom movement by identifying, training, and supporting individuals and organizations that promote liberty and limited government. Stay in touch with the Atlas Network with access to the latest news, events, videos, photos, and a international partner directory.


Roads to Sound Money

While the United States still goes through a frail and feeble economic recovery and the Euro faces severe problems of its own, monetary policy ought to be one of the first items in the economic reform agenda. At a time when the Federal Reserve continues to engage in unprecedented discretionary behavior and the United States [...]


After the Welfare State on the Stossel show

Tom Palmer was on the Stossel show promoting After the Welfare State. Watch the clip or order your copy here.


International Student Grants

International Student Grants

Atlas has renewed its popular grant program for student groups to assist chapters (and networks of chapters) of student organizations to improve their effectiveness. Other groups, such as think tanks, may also apply if they have substantial student-focused programming. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. To apply, complete this online survey. For more information, [...]


Think Tank Leadership Training Application

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Think Tank Leadership Training Details

ALA Home | FAQ | Resources TTLT | Apply Now! When: November 9-12, 2014 Where: Intercontinental New York Times Square, 300 West 44th St • New York, NY 10036 Application Deadline: July 31st Cost: Thanks to the generosity of Atlas donors, all registration and program costs associated with the Think Tank Leadership Training, Liberty Forum [...]


Think Tank Leadership Training

ALA Home | FAQ | Resource Library Details | Alumni | Apply Now! November 9-12, 2014 NYC Application Deadline: July 31st. Apply now! Please contact Cindy.Cerquitella@AtlasNetwork.org with questions. The Atlas Think Tank Leadership Training Program serves as a soup to nuts course on think tank management for individuals interested in learning the latest in strategic [...]


Podcast: TAE 2012 – Ann Bernstein

Ann Bernstein’s Acceptance Speech from the 2012 Fisher Memorial Award Dinner. Ann is the author of A Case for Business in Developing Economies.


Resource Library

Resource Library

Home | FAQ | Resource Library This page serves as a library of links to useful information for participants in the Atlas Leadership Academy. Atlas’s Think Tank Primer Freedom Champions Policy Toolkit for Trade & Advocacy Roadmaps: A Guide for the Intellectual Entrepreneur Working for liberty: Think like a start-up and turn your first (or [...]


Atlas Leadership Academy FAQ

Home | FAQ | Resource Library 1. How do I enroll in this program? 2. How do I know how many credits I’ve earned? 3. Why should I participate in ALA? 4. How are credits awarded? 5. What do credits mean? 6. How much does it cost to participate? 7. The monthly webinars aren’t offering [...]


Freedom Schools and Regional Training Programs

Freedom Schools and Regional Training Programs

Home | FAQ | Resource Library Freedom Schools (1 credit) Freedom Schools provide instruction on the history, ideas and philosophy of liberty. They are hosted in local languages around the world and provide an exciting opportunity to learn about liberty and to meet like-minded colleagues in your region. Séminaires Afrique et Liberté 2014: August 20-24, [...]


The Atlas Challenge

The Atlas Challenge

Home | FAQ | Resource Library | Mentorship Program This six-week online training course guides you through a series of exercises designed to help you think deeply about how your unique talents can be developed to advance liberty. Each week you’ll be introduced to key insights and life lessons from some of the world’s most [...]


Atlas Leadership Academy

Atlas Leadership Academy

Home | FAQ | Resource Library | Think Tank Shark-Tank The Atlas Leadership Academy (ALA) is a flexible curriculum of online courses and onsite training programs that allow you to gain the skills you need to succeed in the world of free market think tanks. Whatever your current circumstances – whether you are leading a [...]


Think Tank 101 Online

Think Tank 101 Online

Home | FAQ | Resource Library | Participants’ Videos This free five-lesson course provides the introductory information you need to start or improve a free-market think tank. Each lesson is available in text format, and includes practical exercises designed to put your new skills to work in a productive way – moving you closer to [...]


Initiatives

In addition to its core work of discovering, training, and advising champions of freedom, along with its prize and grant programs, Atlas undertakes special projects each year to advance its vision of a society of free and responsible individuals. Atlas Leadership Academy For 30 years Atlas has worked to discover and support free market entrepreneurs [...]


Sir Antony Fisher Award Finalists: 2012

2012 Fisher Award Winner: The Case for Business in Developing Economies, Ann Bernstein /Centre for Development and Enterprise, South Africa In her book, Bernstein argues that business is increasingly being called upon to demonstrate “what more” it does for society in a climate in which companies are frequently painted as social outlaws. This ill-founded attack [...]


2011 Templeton Freedom Award Winners

Templeton Freedom Awards for Excellence in Promoting Liberty -The largest international prize program that celebrates think tank contributions to the understanding of freedom Exceptional think tanks from 10 countries have been recognized by the 2011 Templeton Freedom Awards for Excellence in Promoting Liberty for their accomplishments in advancing freedom. Representing five continents, the 16 recipients [...]