South Asia Blog

May 6, 2017

South Asia:
April 2017 Update

SFL South Asia APRIL 2017 UPDATE South Asia welcomes her new Executive Board SASFL Executive Board members have been the lifeline of the liberty movement in South Asia. This month, the Executive Board for the year 2016-17 stepped down to hand the reigns to a brand new supercharged Executive Board for the year 2017-18. Here is a small introduction to the Executive Board: Abeed Khader, Executive Board Chairman 2016-17 and Ashank Upadhyay, Chair Academic Programs 2016-17 have decided to continue as Executive Board members. They were instrumental in South Asia’s successes and we are glad we have their experience to count on! Ayemen Fatima, Sougandhi Bogupally and Parth Valluri were a part of the team that won the Students For Liberty Group of the year award at […]
April 30, 2017

Local Coordinator Program, SFL South Asia

about Applications are open for 2017-18! Click here to apply! What is the Local Coordinator Program? Students For Liberty is the world’s largest network of pro-liberty students. Our focus in South Asia is to help students become informed and critical thinkers about ideas pertaining to the political economy of their nation. An uninformed and passive exercise of thought leads to bad judgment, and bad judgment leads to support for bad policies. Students For Liberty believes that in the marketplace of ideas, the good ones root out the bad ones. But the ideas of freedom – individual rights, toleration, rule of law – that have been the foundation of successful nations are poorly represented in mainstream dialogue. That is why a lot of young people do […]
April 19, 2017

SASFL Campus Ambassador Program

South Asia Students For Liberty commits to educating, developing, and empowering student leaders and groups dedicated to advancing pro-liberty ideas. We rely on a broad approach to explaining and understanding the pillars for a stable and prosperous free society. SASFL conducts events & programs to nurture discussions on philosophy, economics, law, and political science. SFL Campus Ambassadors broaden the reach of South Asia Students For Liberty’s Programs & Activities. They proactively engage with diverse student communities and are vital in growing the student movement for liberty in South Asia. If you are a passionate individual who aspires to drive positive social change, work with talented individuals, and contribute to a global student movement, then this might be the right opportunity for you. What do you get? […]
April 17, 2017

South Asia:
March 2017 Update

SFL South Asia MARCH 2017 UPDATE Dr. JP Narayan answers SASFL Leader’s question – “What makes countries prosperous?” SASFL LC Sougandhi Bogupally, with the help of fellow SFL leaders – Sai Praneeth Macherla and Parth Valluri, hosted Dr. JP Narayan for an interactive speaker session on “What makes countries prosperous?”. The event held on 10th March as a part of the St. Francis College For Women’s valedictory 2016-17 in collaboration with India’s Future Foundation drew a crowd of 300 students. Delhi Leaders ask law students their favorite stupid law Cultural festivals are an important way to reach students in a fun and engaging environment. SASFL Leaders Bhanvi Satija, Ashank Upadhyay, Kunal Kundra, Neelesh Kumar and Varenya Singh set up a table at NLU Delhi’s annual fest […]
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 20, 2017

The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible
Virtual Reading Group

The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible a SFL Virtual Reading Group The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible tells the story of a boy who becomes shipwrecked on an unfamiliar island after being swept out to sea in a storm. Having previously lived in a relatively free society, in this new strange land he experiences culture shock as he learns of bewildering laws and traditions of the island’s inhabitants. The story highlights the absurdities of the laws, the controls imposed on people’s lives, and the economic drawbacks of these laws. The laws highlighted are recognizable as common to many countries throughout the world. As the story unfolds, the part individuals in society play in political decision-making and personal responsibility is introduced for discussion. Application Deadline April 2nd, 2017 […]
January 26, 2017

Naga Sravan Kilaru
India

SFL SUCCUSS STORY: Naga Sravan Kilaru SFL South Asia Naga Sravan Kilaru conferred with the Karmaveer Chakra Global Fellowship     Naga Sravan Kilaru was a South Asia DFL Executive board Member from 23 April 2014 to 30 June 2015. He is the founder of “Vijayawada Needs U” a youth organisation in Vijayawada Buckinghampet, Andhra Pradesh, India the Mission of which is “To empower youth and provide it with an opportunity to be a key participant in bringing social reforms. To change the notion of representative governance by promoting participatory governance.” For his efforts, he was awarded the REX Karmaveer Chakra Global Fellowship Award by iCONGO in association with United Nations Volunteers at Gurgaon near New Delhi, India on 27 November 2016. https://www.facebook.com/sravan.vnu/posts/10207555824598326 https://twitter.com/nagasravan_k/status/803176747185209344 https://www.linkedin.com/in/kilaru-naga-sravan-6731a171 […]