Charter Teams Blog

April 7, 2017

Charter Teams:
March 2017 Update

SFL Charter Teams March 2017 Update Charter Teams might be the smallest region within Students For Liberty, but that doesn’t mean our coordinators on the ground aren’t doing fantastic work to advance human flourishing and well-being. This is particularly true for the past month, when South East Asia was treated to a good dose of amazing events. A particularly impressive point in case is Hong Kong. There, the local team brought in more than 1,000 attendees for a panel discussion on the “Morality of Business” and two talks by North Korean refugee and human rights activist Yeonmi Park. The latter two where particularly impressive, as they attracted quite a lot of media attraction and the brought the largest audience ever to an event organized by Hong Kong […]
March 31, 2017

Coup in Venezuela
Students Need Your Support

We’ve just gotten word from Estudiantes por la Libertad (EsLibertad) staff that the situation in Venezuela is deteriorating rapidly after President Maduro moved to solidify his power by stripping the National Assembly of its authority through a high court action. CNN says: The court ruled that all powers vested under the legislative body will be transferred to the Supreme Court, which is stacked with government loyalists. The ruling effectively means the three branches of the Venezuelan government will be controlled by the ruling United Socialist Party. The opposition has been taken out of the picture. EsLibertad Program Director Julio Clavijo reports: He is formalizing the dictatorship the country was living in. There is a high possibility that presidential elections which are due to take place in […]
March 22, 2017

Job Opportunity:
Human Rights Foundation

The following is a message from our friends at the Human Rights Foundation. Human Rights Foundation is hiring a San Francisco-based Strategy Associate SAN FRANCISCO (March 20, 2017) — Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies. HRF unites people in the common cause of defending human rights and promoting liberal democracy. Today we are announcing an opportunity to join our team in the position of Strategy Associate. This is a unique chance to join a dynamic and high-achieving development and communications team as it works to grow HRF’s support base, engage new communities, and expand HRF’s global profile. Grounding our work in a deep commitment to individual liberty, HRF aims to raise […]
March 9, 2017

South Korea’s problems stem from beyond the presidency

The following post was written by Nam Woong Kim, Vice President of Students For Liberty Korea. Sorry friends, the problem is not just President Park Geun-hye. There are a lot of things going on in South Korea. Many people are angry about what President Park Geun-hye did with her friend Choi Soon-sil. Let me just briefly summarize what happened to President Park. Basically, President Park Geun-hye gave her best friend Choi Soon-sil a so-called ‘political privilege’ allowing Choi Soon-sil to get money from big corporations like Samsung. President Park Geun-hye, in theory, should serve the public interest of the Korean people. However, most presidents around the world do not serve the public interest, but rather their own interest by using unlimited executive power, and this […]
December 6, 2016

Charter Teams March Update

Charter Teams March 2017 Update As we approach the end of the 2016-2017 academic year, Charter Teams members have been busy working to further solidify SFL’s presence.  Outreach efforts also continue in Southeast Asia, where we hope Taiwan and Japan will soon join the SFL network. In Malaysia, SFL leaders hosted their biggest event this year (and likely ever!) when they hosted Syed Saddiq.  Saddiq has become a very controversial speaker in Malaysia and has been banned from speaking at several universities after speaking out against the Malaysian Prime Minister.  His actions have triggered #SaveMalaysia movement where the youth is increasingly concerned about free speech issues, as evidenced by the large crowd that Saddiq drew for his speech on the Role of Youth in Times of […]