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Students For Liberty is a rapidly growing network of pro-liberty students from all over the world. Our mission is to provide a unified, student-driven forum of support for students and student organizations dedicated to liberty. We accomplish this through a strategy of empowerment, identifying the top student leaders and training them to be agents of change in their communities. What began as a small meeting of young leaders has become an international movement of students with over 1,100 groups around the world and operations on every inhabited continent.

 

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March 4, 2019

Announcement: SFL Acquires Learn Liberty from the Institute for Humane Studies

We are excited to announce this acquisition, which will help us reach millions of college students online as an important step toward growing our international presence around the world.   The Institute for Humane […]
February 12, 2018

LibertyCon 2018 Awards Nominations

Students For Liberty is pleased to announce the finalists for Student, Group, and Event of the Year. Finalists were selected based on nominations from Executive Boards, Regional Directors, and Staff. The winner […]
November 1, 2017

Jeffrey Tucker wants to see YOU at LibertyCon International

We’re excited to announce that Jeffrey Tucker, Director of Content for the Foundation for Economic Education, will be joining us for liberty’s biggest weekend. We’re so excited that, TODAY ONLY, you can get $15 off registration […]

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Haikal Kurniawan

Asia-Pacific Advanced Leadership Team Member

Haikal Kurniawan

Asia-Pacific Advanced Leadership Team Member

One of the earliest leaders of SFL in South-East Asia Pacific region, Haikal Kurniawan joined Students for Liberty in 2015. He graduated from University of Indonesia in 2018, with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. His thesis is about President Ronald Reagan's political legacy for the U.S. Republlican Party. Besides his involvement with SFL, Haikal also working as a regular writer and part-time researcher for Indonesian-based libertarian website called Suara Kebebasan (Indonesian Freedom Voice.) His main passions are the philosophical foundations and political theory of classical liberalism & libertarianism.

With other SFL leaders from Indonesia, Haikal has helped to organize the first SFL international conference in Jakarta in 2016, and again in 2017, featuring many prominent international libertarian speakers and attended by students from dozens of countries. Haikal also is an alumnus of the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) in which he attended one of IHS summer seminars in Pennsylvania in June 2017. He also has participated in several program organized by classical liberal and libertarian organizations, such as International Academy for Leadership hosted by Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit in Gummersbach, Germany, in October 2018, as well as Atlas Network's Think Tank Essentials in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in February 2019.

Favourite figure: John Stuart Mill, Friedrich Hayek, Murray Rothbard.
Favourite Books about Liberty: On Liberty by John Stuart Mill, The Road to Serfdom by F.
A. Hayek, The Ethics of Liberty by Murray Rothbard.
On Liberty: For me liberty is the natural desire of every single individual on earth. Everyone, regardless their skin colour, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or any other background and identity, deserves to enjoy liberty to make decisions for themselves, to be free from aggression, and the freedom to control their own lives. No one, whoever they are, want to live under slavery & persecution, whether it's by their own relatives, by the society, or by the government. And that's what we should always fight for, whether for ourselves as well as for any human being on the planet.
On SFL: Joining SFL is one of the greatest decisions that I made in my life. Through SFL, I've met & befriends with many young freedom fighter, not only from Indonesia, but also from many countries around the world. From them, I learned so many things about the idea of liberty and how to promote it to the young generations in order to build a freer world in the future.

Hoang Kim Thuc

Asia-Pacific Advanced Leadership Team Member

Hoang Kim Thuc

Asia-Pacific Advanced Leadership Team Member

Hoang Kim Thuc works as a research assistant at the Market Solutions Research Center for Economic and Social Issues. After two years actively engaged in pro-market activities, he has cultivated a firm belief in the power of voluntary exchange, limited government, and individual liberty as the principles of a free and prosperous society. His research interests include Austrian economics, (New) Institutional Economics, and Public Choice. He now also serves as the executive member of F-Group Vietnam, a non-profit organization in Vietnam dedicated to the ideas of classical liberalism/libertarianism, and Asia-Pacific local coordinator for Students for Liberty. In summer 2018, he accomplished the Asia Institute for Political Economy co-organized by The Fund for American Studies, George Mason University, and the University of Hong Kong, with a scholarship granted by The Fund for American Studies.

Favourite figure: F.A Hayek, Ludwig von Mises
Favourite Books about Liberty: The counter-revolution in science, Law, Legislation, and Liberty, Human action
On Liberty: Liberty is the most important political value that everyone should embrace, regardless of their origins, colors, or levels of education. The fight for freedom is not just an intellectual deed, it also requires the heart and courage necessary to realize its goal.
On SFL: SFL is the hub for young leaders passionate about the ideas of liberty around the world to keep in touch, support, and motivate each other. To be sure, joining SFL is one of the most life-changing decisions to me.

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