After an impressive last month, culminating in an extremely-well attended event in Hong Kong with over a 1,000 listeners in total, March set the bar quite high for the following days. Viewed in this light, it is all the more impressive how many positive developments we were able to witness in April throughout the entire region.
Starting off with Japan, a country that has seen little to know libertarian activism in the past (with the noble exception of Chiaki Nishiyama, a former president of the prestigious Mont Pélérin Society), we are very happy to announce the founding of a new SFL chapter in the land of the rising sun. Kudos go to Yasuhiro Oshima, the initiator of the group that can also be found here on Twitter. Great things lie ahead!
Up next is Indonesia, a region that has been particularly busy in April. Not only did begin organizing what is going to be the Asia-Pacific Conference (tentatively scheduled for mid-August in Jakarta), they also hosted a talk on Austrian Economics in Jakarta, delivered by Sukasah Syahdan (who, as rumor has it, is the only genuine free-market professor in Indonesia) for which over 60 people showed up. And because that isn’t yet enough, they took their team to Bandung for an in-depth Leadership Forum that will lay the groundwork for the coming academic year. With over 20 liberty lovers attending and multiple high-quality workshops, this once again underlines the position the Indonesian team assumed in the region through their hard and constant work.
Meanwhile, Students For Liberty Korea put together a brand-new homepage that’s absolutely worth checking out. The same goes for our group in Singapore, which is also only about to get started. Their website, which you can find here, also contains an impressive section on “Learning Liberalism“, a project they have been working on during the last year.
Before ending this post, let me also point you towards a few upcoming events that you shouldn’t miss if you’re in the region:
And then, there’s one last big announcement…
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