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2010 Book Citing Canada as Example of Fiscal Discipline Wins Prestigious Award

2010 Book Citing Canada as Example of Fiscal Discipline Wins Prestigious Award

Web Release: March 23, 2011 Contact: Antonie Hodge 202.449.8442 Antonie.Hodge@AtlasNetwork.org WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation announced the winner of the 22nd Annual Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award. The MacDonald-Laurier Institute of Canada won for its 2010 publication The Canadian Century: Moving out of America’s Shadow, by Brian Lee Crowley, Jason [...]


Guidelines for Submitting a Letter of Inquiry

When submitting a Letter of Inquiry to Atlas, you will need to designate the amount and intended use of requested funds. Below is a list of  necessary information that should be included in your Letter of Inquiry. Please submit your Letter of Inquiry to Grants@AtlasNetwork.org within the Grant Submission Deadlines. Letter of Inquiry  (no more [...]


Grant Opportunities and Guidelines

Grant Opportunities and Guidelines

OVERVIEW: Atlas-sponsored grants can support specific projects, or provide general operating support to organizations within the Atlas Network.  Atlas is not endowed and accepts no government funding, so its capacity to give is restricted by its own fundraising success. Support is typically awarded in modest amounts of $3,000 to $5,000, and only on rare occasions [...]


2011 Initiatives

2011 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. Celebrating 30 Years of Advancing Liberty In the three decades since Atlas was founded, the global [...]


The Atlas Experience 2011

The Atlas Experience 2011

Inspiring New Generations to Work for Liberty April 27 – 28, 2011 in Dallas, Texas, USA #TAE11 @AtlasNetwork Register for The Atlas Experience at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas! You’ll receive a healthy dose of ideas and inspiration at this unique event, which attracts Freedom Champions from around the country and around the globe. The [...]


Think Tank 101 Trains 19 Leaders from 14 Countries

Think Tank 101 Trains 19 Leaders from 14 Countries

The 2010 Think Tank 101 program was held November 6-8 at the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. Nineteen participants from North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East came together to re-charge their batteries and re-visit the ideas of liberty that motivate their incredible work. After a welcome dinner, the participants took [...]


Templeton Freedom Awards- Advisory Council

A subset of Advisory Council members participate as independent judges who help select the winners for the various Templeton Freedom Award categories. David All, President – David All Group Jay Ambrose, Contributing Columnist – Independence Institute; Columnist – Examiner Nigel Ashford, Senior Program Officer – Institute for Humane Studies Howard Baetjer, Professor of Economics – Towson [...]


2009 Templeton Freedom Award Winners

–The largest international prize program that celebrates think tank contributions to the understanding of freedom On November 9, 2009 Atlas Economic Research Foundation announced the winners of the 2009 Templeton Freedom Awards for Excellence in Promoting Liberty, the largest international awards program for think tanks. The sixteen organizations recognized within the 2009 program represent four [...]


The Politics of the Irish Financial Crisis

by Leonard P. Liggio The current economic crisis in Ireland has a political dimension. Since 1987 the Irish government has been formed by the Fianna Fail (Soldiers of Destiny) party as has been the case for most of the years since Irish independence. It is a populist party not too concerned about fiscal limits and [...]


Prize Archives

Templeton Freedom Awards 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2004-2007 Latin American Awards 2013 Sir Antony Fisher Memorial Awards 2013 2012 2011 2010 The Cato Institute, Washington, D.C. The Beautiful Tree, by James Tooley, 2009 2009 Polish-American Foundation for Economic Research and Education(PAFERE), Warsaw, Poland The Moral Superiority of Free Economy (2008) by Michal Wojciechowski [...]


2010 Fisher International Memorial Awards

2010 Fisher International Memorial Awards

Since 1990, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation has honored its founder, the late Sir Antony Fisher, with an annual awards program in his name. The Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards recognize think tanks that produce outstanding publications that enhance the public understanding of a free society. This year, Atlas celebrates the 21th annual Fisher [...]


State Energy and Climate Policy Summit

PowerPoint Presentations Tom Mullikin Myron Ebell Daniel Simmons Todd Wynn Tom Tanton Reference Materials Economic and Energy Impacts from a National Low Carbon Fuel Standard Low Carbon Fuel Standard “Crude Shuffle” Greenhouse Gas Impacts Analysis Cost of AB 32 on California Small Businesses A Federal Renewable Electricity Requirement: What’s Not to Like?


Teach Freedom Initiative Conferences and Workshops

< back to Teach Freedom Initiative Since 2006, Atlas has sponsored major conferences on the role of academic centers in inculcating in the young a better appreciation of liberty. They have provided a forum for professors and administrators of academic centers to engage in discussions about the challenges and problems facing university think tanks in [...]


Teach Freedom Initiative Academic Partners

< back to Teach Freedom Initiative Atlas’s Teach Freedom Initiative continues to expand its efforts in discovering scholars who understand the role and importance of setting up academic centers as alternative channels to educating the young in the principles of liberty and the market. Exposed to leftist ideas most of their college lives, students these days [...]


Teach Freedom Initiative

The purpose of Atlas’s Teach Freedom Initiative is to identify and assist Intellectual Entrepreneurs within universities who wish to create and develop academic centers that are dedicated to promoting the principles of free market enterprise, constitutionalism, and enlightened citizenship. Atlas’s traditional focus on independent think tanks, outside of academia, has been a consequence of the [...]


Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders

Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders

About the Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders The Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders (FSSO) has been in existence since 2002, and works to further the intellectual vision of its founder the late Richard Cornuelle, author and philanthropist. Following Cornuelle’s directions the Fund recognizes and supports the work of scholars who, in [...]


2010 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 2010 Templeton Freedom Awards for Excellence in Promoting Liberty for their accomplishments in advancing freedom. Representing three continents, the 16 recipients [...]


Templeton Freedom Awards: How to Apply

Templeton Freedom Awards: How to Apply

To mark the tenth year of administering the Templeton Freedom Awards, Atlas is proud to announce the 2013 Templeton Freedom Award with its new prize structure. For the first time in its history and in future years, the award will be presented to one winner along with a $100,000 prize recognizing exceptional think tank achievement. [...]


Freda Utley Prize for Advancing Liberty

The Atlas Economic Research Foundation has established the Freda Utley Prize for Advancing Liberty to reward the efforts of think tanks in difficult parts of the world that are most effective in disseminating the ideas of freedom (limited government, the rule of law, free enterprise, the dignity of the individual, etc.). This annual Prize will provide [...]


Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards

Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards

Twenty-five years celebrating outstanding publications produced by independent public policy research institutes. For his defense of freedom and dedication to liberty, Atlas Network’s founder Antony Fisher was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1988. Only weeks after this great honor was bestowed upon him, Sir Antony passed away. In 1990, through the generosity of his [...]


Fisher Venture Grants

Investing in the Future of Liberty When funds allow, Atlas extends “Fisher Venture Grants” to some of the most promising young organizations in its network. Grants are structured over three years with a matching funds challenge, and ongoing mentoring from Atlas. One part of the grant will be structured as a matching program, providing strong [...]


Lights, Camera, Liberty!

Lights, Camera, Liberty!

Each summer, we invite think tanks, both U.S. and international, to apply for the Lights, Camera, Liberty! program. This program offers a year of workshops, on-site training, equipment and technology support and a film festival competition for organizations committed to more effectively sharing the freedom message with key audiences through online video. If accepted to [...]


Free Enterprise Training Centers

Free Enterprise Training Centers

What are Free Enterprise Training Centers (FETC’s)? Centers within think tanks or universities that will assist Atlas in discovering, assessing, and training Intellectual Entrepreneurs in their home country or region. Several FETC’s conduct “training programs” for young people to sharpen their understanding of the ideas of liberty and the role think tanks play to advance [...]


Frédéric Bastiat’s Legacy

Frédéric Bastiat’s Legacy

In 2010 Atlas’s international teams took the clear and easily understood message of Frederic Bastiat – that of property, freedom, prosperity, and peace – to the people of the world, in dozens of languages. The project included: essay contests, translation and publication of Bastiat’s works (in print and online), Freedom schools, videos, new media, such [...]