Michael Hall

May 19, 2017

Imantaka Nugraha
Indonesia

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Imantaka Nugraha SFL Charter Teams SFL Indonesia president bringing the free market to Jakarta Imantaka Nugraha is one of the co-founders of SFL Indonesia and currently serves as their president. Imantaka initiated and co-founded SFL Indonesia in August 2015 right after he attended the International Society for Individual Liberty world conference in Bali, where he met many SFLers from all around the world. Since then, SFL Indonesia has grown rapidly into an organization that inspired many other SFL chapters in Southeast Asia. He has spoken at many events in the entire Pacific region on topics such as the sharing economy and Uber, the liberty movement in Indonesia, religious freedom, free market environmentalism, inefficiencies of state-owned businesses and so forth. With SFL Indonesia, Imantaka […]
May 9, 2017

Victoria Ibiwoye
Nigeria

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Victoria Ibiwoye SFL Africa Educating and empowering young leaders in Africa Victoria Ibiwoye is a former ASFL Local Coordinator from Nigeria. She is the founder of One African Child, a non-profit initiative founded primarily to aide children on the African soil to realise their true identity and their place in society. The organization’s mission is to educate and empower young African Leaders. The organization executes community projects that seek to educate and transform the lives of children. Victoria recently represented One African Child at the UNESCO NGO Forum 2017 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia which was a summit on education. View Other SFL Success Stories If you want to support students like Victoria, please invest in liberty today. It is tax-deductible and will change […]
May 8, 2017

North America:
April 2017 Update

  SFL North America APRIL 2017 UPDATE Speak Freely Summit Our largest event in April was a massive success. With over 200 registrants, the Speak Freely Summit provided an opportunity for liberty-minded people to collaborate on the best practices to further free speech on campuses throughout North America. We were honored to host Dave Rubin, Flemming Rose, Casey Given, Faisal Mutar, Sara Taksler, Rob Montz, and Jim Caruso as speakers at this special event alongside our Speak Freely Advocates. To read more about the Speak Freely Summit, check out a blog post written by one of our student leaders, Caitlyn Tierney, here! Free to Be Art Gala at NYU The Free to Be Art Gala took place in New York to stress the importance of […]
April 28, 2017

Antonella S. Marty
Argentina

SFL SUCCESS STORY: Antonella S. Marty SFL Latin America Advancing Liberty through Public Policy and Academia in Argentina Antonella got in touch with SFL’s Latin American branch, Eslibertad, due to some members and leaders like Luis Silva-Ball who motivated her to join the movement while she was doing an internship at Cato Institute in Washington D.C. Previously, Antonella had also been an intern at Atlas Network were she became familiar with the ideas of liberty. It seemed like timing or destiny, but at that time Antonella received an invitation to participate in one of SFL´s conferences. This was the final push she needed to make a decision to join SFL-LatinAmerica known as Eslibertad. During her time as a leader of Eslibertad, Antonella became the first Regional […]
April 25, 2017

Guillermina Sutter Schneider
Argentina

SFL SUCCESS STORY: Guillermina Sutter Schneider SFL Latin America SFL knows no Borders: Promoting Freedom From Argentina to DC Guillermina had her first encounter with SFL when she met Wolf von Laer at the beginning of 2011 in Rosario Argentina where she is originally from. Since that moment, she started to become more involved with the network at Eslibertad (the Latin-American branch of SFL) in Argentina and its leaders. Later, she was invited as a speaker in October 2013 for the first Eslibertad Regional Conference that took place in Chile. After the Regional Conference, Guillermina decided to be more active and involved with Eslibertad Argentina and applied for the Local Coordinator (LC) program in 2014 and finally became an Eslibertad Argentina LC. She rose fast and in […]
April 17, 2017

United States: Come to FreedomFest with SFL!
July 19 – 22

FREEDOMFEST: EXPLORING NEW FRONTIERS FreedomFest is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and this annual gathering in Las Vegas never fails to being together some of the top minds in both the business world and the libertarian world. The theme this year is “Exploring New Frontiers”, celebrating the bold ways of adapting to an ever-changing world. These three-and-a-half days are some of the most exciting of the summer, filled with panels, speeches, debates, and social opportunities galore! Some of the speakers include William Shatner, Steve Forbes, Jennifer Grossman of the Atlas Society, and Students For Liberty CEO, Wolf von Laer! JOIN US AT FREEDOMFEST We’ll be at FreedomFest in Las Vegas this July and we want you to join us there! Students For Liberty has […]
April 6, 2017

North America:
March 2017 Update

  SFL North America MARCH 2017 UPDATE Milo, Trump, & the Assault on Free Speech Students For Liberty hosted libertarian personality Dr. Tom G. Palmer at UC Berkeley on March 14. UC Berkeley was the same campus where a riot ensued which resulted in the university canceling an appearance by known provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos back in February. Tom Palmer gave a speech on the importance of free speech. Though neither Tom Palmer nor Students For Liberty endorses Milo, we share a common commitment to the free and peaceful exchange of ideas, even those we disagree with. The best way to respond to speech you disagree with is not violence but more speech. About 50 people attended the event and heard the message regarding the need […]
April 6, 2017

Flemming Rose confirmed for Speak Freely Summit

Flemming Rose, journalist, author, and Senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. has been confirmed to speak at Students For Liberty’s upcoming Speak Freely Summit. Mr. Rose is a frequent contributor to international media. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, the New Yorker, Die Welt, Der Spiegel, El Pais, Hufftington Post, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, and many more. In 2016, Mr. Rose was awarded the prestigious Milton Friedman Prize for advancing liberty. Mr. Rose has been a lecturer and speaker all over the world. He is the author of several books, such as “The Tyranny of Silence: How One Cartoon Ignited a Global Debate on the Future of Free Speech” (2010 in Danish […]
April 6, 2017

Natalie Le
United States

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Natalie Le SFL North America Natalie Le criticizes restrictive speech policies at Harvard Natalie Le, currently pursuing a master’s degree at Harvard University, was published in the Crimson on April 5th, 2017. Natalie’s article is titled, “Harvard Is No Friend of Free Speech“, and explains how Harvard “has speech codes that clearly infringe upon students’ First Amendment rights. One example is Harvard’s racial harassment policy, which bars students from “using racial epithets, making racially derogatory remarks, and using racial stereotypes.” The wording used in this speech code is far too vague and therefore threatens students’ free speech rights. Natalie goes on to say, “Harvard is a private institution and is not legally bound by the First Amendment. However, Harvard is considered to […]
April 3, 2017

Jorge Miguel Teixeira
Portugal

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Jorge Miguel Teixeira SFL Europe Running for Mayor in Barreiro, Portugal Jorge Miguel Teixeira, a 23 year old Local Coordinator in Lisbon, Portugal, who graduated with a degree in Philosophy and is currently doing his Master’s in Political Science is tunning for Mayor of Barreiro, Portugal. SFL Portugal has grown steadily during the last year, and intends to lead the liberty movement in the country. Whereas initially there was a small core group of four members, now SFL Portugal boasts nearly 50 members, most located in Lisbon. Notably, they co-organized the Lisbon Liberty Forum with the Contraditório Think Tank in October 2016, with an attendance of more than 100 people. It was SFL Portugal’s largest conference to date. For the upcoming local […]
April 3, 2017

Linda Kavuka
Kenya

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Linda Kavuka SFL Africa Working to bring about a freer and more inclusive Kenya Linda Kavuka is a member of the African Executive Board and the Communications Intern in charge of External Communications for African Students For Liberty (ASFL). On behalf of ASFL, Linda has partnered with Liberal Alliance Denmark, Kenya Association of Manufacturers and Eastern Africa Policy Center in the project “Fostering Issue Based Political Dialogue in Kenya”. The objective of the project is to create a platform where the business community works together with political parties in creating and implementing policies and also to build the capacity of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and political parties to work together to improve the political environment so that it may be more inclusive for […]
April 3, 2017

Fabian Pozo
Ecuador

 SFL SUCCESS STORY: Fabian Pozo SFL Latin America  Promoting Freedom in Ecuador through Law and Academia Fabian got involved with SFL mid-2012. Until that moment, Fabian Pozo was a self-educated classic liberal and had dedicated himself to the dissemination of ideas through the internet by himself, individually, in addition to belonging to the political party Creando Oportunidades (CREO), an Ecuadorian liberal party. By joining SFL as a Local Coordinator at that time, Fabian says that he joined a network of brothers in ideas, which allowed him to deepen his training and expand the capacity of spreading libertarian ideas. That same year, he started the first student group of Estudiantes por la Libertad in Cuenca, the third biggest city in Ecuador, and the main city for […]