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, [...]
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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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 [...]
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. [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]