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Leszek Balcerowicz Named Recipient of 2014 Milton Friedman Prize

Leszek Balcerowicz Named Recipient of 2014 Milton Friedman Prize

Atlas Network partner Cato Institute announced today that Leszek Balcerowicz, former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Poland, will receive the 2014 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty, a $250,000 biennial award presented to an individual for achievement in promoting freedom and individual liberty. Balcerowicz was at the helm of some major transitional reforms, [...]


Celebrating Ideas and the Future of Freedom in Venezuela

Celebrating Ideas and the Future of Freedom in Venezuela

Centro de Divulgación del Conocimiento Económico para la Libertad (CEDICE) is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Caracas, Venezuela, April 24 – 25, 2014. In Venezuela, people are literally fighting for their freedom. But even before President Nicolás Maduro, and before that Hugo Chavez came to power, there was a movement to challenge the status quo. [...]


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The Best Way to Affect Change in North Korea

The Best Way to Affect Change in North Korea

Newspapers gravitate to sensational North Korean stories of crazy dictators, nuclear weapons, and Dennis Rodman. But those who want to truly help the oppressed citizens of North Korea need to look for practical strategies for affecting change. That was the message delivered by Atlas Network Fellow, Casey Lartigue, at events Atlas Network organized earlier this [...]


Dr. Alex Chafuen, Atlas Network President, wins the 2014 Walter Judd Freedom Award

Dr. Alex Chafuen, Atlas Network President, wins the 2014 Walter Judd Freedom Award

At Atlas Network, our mission is to strengthen the worldwide freedom movement by identifying, training and supporting individuals with the potential to found and develop effective independent organizations that promote our vision in every country. Few have taken on this mission as passionately as Atlas Network president, Dr. Alex Chafuen, who joined Atlas Network in 1985. [...]


A New Tool for Pakistan’s Freedom Watchdogs

A New Tool for Pakistan’s Freedom Watchdogs

The Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME), an Atlas Network partner based in Islamabad, created a scorecard to track policy reform and implementation by the new government in the areas of economy, energy security and social protection.


Suffering from Post-Downton Abbey Depression Syndrome?

Suffering from Post-Downton Abbey Depression Syndrome?

John Blundell, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs and Atlas Network board member, uses the wildly popular show Downton Abbey to highlight the issue of public funding for TV in the UK. Additionally, he offers six shows that should hold you over until Downton Abbey returns.


Kansas Tackles Education Reform

Kansas Tackles Education Reform

Many states in America are wrestling with the issue of school choice. Historic legislation just passed the Kansas House and Senate and is on its way to the Kansas governor’s desk. Highlights of the reform include the first-ever school choice program in Kansas, de-facto elimination of tenure and alternative teacher licensing.


A populist libertarian youth movement?

A populist libertarian youth movement?

Can the liberty movement of the 21st century learn from the popular success had by socialists in the 20th? Atlas Network CEO Brad Lips suggests in American Thinker how to grow the worldwide freedom movement by keeping a clear focus on protecting individuals’ liberty from government coercion.


Atlas Leadership Academy Mentors 2014

Atlas Leadership Academy Mentors 2014

Home | FAQ | Resource Library | Mentorship Program 2014 Mentors Clint Bolick Vice President for Litigation, Goldwater Institute     Linda Whetstone Chairman, Network for a Free Society     Alex Chafuen President, Atlas Network     Dan Grossman Chairman of the Board, Atlas Network     Bridgett Wagner Director of Coalition Relations, The Heritage [...]


Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program

Home | FAQ | Resource Library The Atlas Leadership Academy Mentorship Program connects promising think tank entrepreneurs with luminaries of the free-market movement for several months of one-on-one guidance and advice. View a list of the 2014 Mentors. Who will benefit from this program? Individuals actively involved in think tank work Entrepreneurs with a solid [...]


Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner 2014

Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner 2014

What are your metaphorical Berlin Walls? Join us for the international freedom event of the year where you’ll have the opportunity to bring them to the global stage. Liberty Forum: Nov. 12-13 – InterContinental Times Square Hotel, New York City Freedom Dinner: Nov. 13 – Capitale, New York City Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner 2014 [...]


Atlas in Chicago Hotel Information

Atlas in Chicago | Speakers | Register Now Name: Hotel Chicago Location: 333 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60654 To receive a discounted rate of $145 per night at The Hotel Chicago, call (877)-829-2429 and mention the Atlas Experience Meeting 2014 before March 18, 2014. You can also make your reservation at the Hotel Chicago online. [...]


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Atlas in Chicago Speakers

Atlas in Chicago | Register Now | Hotel & Directions Jason Clemens is the Executive Vice President of the Fraser Institute and the President of the Fraser Institute Foundation. Before rejoining the Fraser Institute in 2012, he was the director of research and managing editor at the Ottawa-based Macdonald-Laurier Institute and prior to joining the [...]


Atlas in Chicago

Speakers | Register Now | Hotel & Directions Atlas Network, in partnership with Illinois Policy Institute and America’s Future Foundation, will host a special two-day event April 3-4 preceding the Philadelphia Society’s annual meeting in Chicago at the Hotel Chicago. Hotel Chicago 333 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60654 Schedule of events: Thursday, April 3, 2014 [...]


Liberating Asian Enterprise

Liberating Asian Enterprise

Atlas is requesting proposals from partners in Asia to conduct original research focusing on obstacles to market exchange, and sources of cronyism that undermine free, competitive markets. Atlas will select grantees that succeed in identifying a compelling hypothesis or research question; provide a methodologically sound approach for testing the hypothesis; and present a plan for [...]


Announcing the 2013 Templeton Freedom Award

To mark the tenth year of administering the Templeton Freedom Awards, Atlas was 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 was presented to one winner along with a $100,000 prize recognizing exceptional think tank achievement. Six [...]


A Toast to Lady Thatcher

By John Blundell, given November 13, 2013, at the Atlas Liberty Forum This is a toast to Lady T. I am wearing this Union Jack jacket with great pride and quite deliberately as it was a Union Jack which draped Margaret’s coffin on April 17th when we attended St. Paul’s cathedral for her funeral as [...]


Greece’s Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party Branded a Criminal Organization

by Athanasios Tsiouras September 30 On September 18, Greeks were shocked to learn that a leftist rapper was murdered and that a member of Golden Dawn — a formerly fringe neo-Nazi party that by then was placing third in opinion polls — had confessed to the murder. A few days later, amid the general outcry that [...]


Will Poland Seize Private Pension Funds?

by Marek Tatala, Civil Development Forum (FOR), Poland and Zoltán Kész, Free Market Foundation, Hungary October 30 Prime Minister Donald Tusk of Poland wants to nationalize the people’s private pension funds. Can he be prevented him from taking this dreadful step? In 1999 Poland, like Hungary and other central European countries, moved from a traditional [...]


Overdue revolt against cleptocracy: on the protests in Bulgaria

by Stefan Kolev August 2 Bulgaria, being a relatively small country at Europe’s periphery, seldom receives wide-spread coverage by international media flagships. On July 24, this was different: alarming pictures of Sofia were omnipresent in European and US media alike. The occasion was doubtlessly alarming: In the night before, the police had exercised severe violence [...]


Hungary’s Ruling Party Pushes Radical Conservative Collectivism

by Zoltán Kész, Free Market Foundation, and Attila Juhasz, Political Capital September 19 After eight years of controversial socialist rule, the people of Hungary had great hopes three years ago when a self-proclaimed conservative, or limited-government, party came to power with a two-thirds majority. It turns out, however, that the ruling party, Fidesz, and its leader, [...]


Iranian Voices Promote Free Trade and Cooperation with the United States

by Reza Ansari August 19 With the inauguration of a moderate, Hassan Rouhani, as president of Iran — a clear sign the Iranian people and political establishment want the damaging western economic sanctions ended through a change of course in the stalemated nuclear dispute with America – prominent Iranians are promoting the traditional liberal message that [...]