SFL DEVELOPS




Students For Liberty aims to develop the leadership skills of those who support liberty.

To effect change, it’s not enough for someone to intellectually agree with the principles of liberty: they must be capable of taking action to bring it about. This is why SFL is providing training and support to develop the leadership skills of our volunteers. The goal is to help them be more effective organizers, managers, writers, speakers, and overall better leaders today and tomorrow. This involves teaching fundamental skills that all successful leaders should know, as well as facilitating personal growth and specialization in areas where our students can provide the most value for liberty.

 

SFL DEVELOPS




Students For Liberty aims to develop the leadership
skills of those who support liberty.

To effect change, it’s not enough for someone to intellectually agree with the principles of liberty: they must be capable of taking action to bring it about. This is why SFL is providing training and support to develop the leadership skills of our volunteers. The goal is to help them be more effective organizers, managers, writers, speakers, and overall better leaders today and tomorrow. This involves teaching fundamental skills that all successful leaders should know, as well as facilitating personal growth and specialization in areas where our students can provide the most value for liberty.

 
 
 
 

Our development programs help pro-liberty students all over the world, and have already trained several thousand student leaders around the world. SFL’s Campus Coordinator Program equips students with the tools to engage in effective grassroots organizing. For all our volunteers, SFL provides resources ranging from activism kits, to online training, and inter-regional knowledge shares.

 
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ACTIVIST RESOURCES


 
 

MEET OUR LEADERS


SFL's International Executive Board:



Abeed Khader

South Asian Chair

Abeed Khader

South Asian Chair

Bio: Born and grew up in Kerala, India. Abeed completed his mechanical engineering from KMEA Engineering College. He was introduced to the ideology of Libertarianism through Tom G Palmer’s ‘Why Liberty’. He created ‘Students For Liberty – Kerala’ in 2014 to promote classical liberalism throughout his state prior to being contacted by SFL. He was taken in as a South Asia Local Coordinator in the same year. He also served as the head of B. Pokker Sahib Memorial Legal Study Centre at his college. He continues volunteering in SFL along with his designing job in Priedemann Building Envelope Consultants.

Favorite Figures in Liberty: David Friedman, Ayn Rand, Murray Roathbard, Frédéric Bastiat

On Students For Liberty: “The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem; it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.” – David Friedman

Ahmed Suliman

Australia/NZ Chair

Ahmed Suliman

Australia/NZ Chair

Bio: Ahmed Suliman is the Chairperson of Australia and New Zealand Students For Liberty, and an Engineering and Economics student from the University of Western Australia (UWA).  He discovered the philosophy of libertarianism through a friend and has been hooked ever since. In 2014 he co-founded the UWA Libertarian Society, and is also president of that club.

He is also the Treasurer of the Economics and Commerce Students’ Society  (ECOMS) in WA. Ahmed is a passionate about striving towards free markets, civil liberties, and peace in any way feasible.

Favorite Figures in Liberty: Fredrick Hayek, Milton Friedman, Robert Higgs

Eyð Áradóttir Hammer

European Chair

Eyð Áradóttir Hammer

European Chair

Position: ESFL Executive Board Chairwoman

Country/State: Denmark

School: University of Copenhagen

Email: [email protected]

Bio: Studying economics and working as Research Assistant at the Danish free-market think tank, CEPOS within public choice.

Favorite Figures in Liberty: 

Friedrich August Von Hayek
David Friedman
Ayn Rand
Milton Friedman

On Students For Liberty Europe:

"I love the fact that ESFL is dedicated to empowering students all across the continent. You start out in this organization as a little seed and come out on the other side as a full grown leader ready to make the world a freer place."

Olufemi Ogunjobi

African Chair

Olufemi Ogunjobi

African Chair

Oluwafemi Ogunjobi graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 2014, and he is a committed advocate for liberty. He came across Students For Liberty in Lagos, Nigeria, through Alexander McCobin who gave him one of Tom Palmer’s books: ‘Politicians, Dependence, and The Bubble That Broke The World Economy’. There, he invited him to the 2013 West African Students For Liberty Regional Conference at the University of Ibadan.

Reading through the gift, Oluwafemi was moved by Palmer’s first introductory paragraph where he wrote: ‘‘Young people today are being robbed. Of their rights. Of their freedom. Of their futures. The culprits? My generation and our predecessors, who either created or failed to stop the world-straddling engine of theft, degradation, manipulation, and social control we call the welfare state.’’

This spurred his interest to study more, and join the network in promoting the ideas that lead to a freer society. Early 2014, he co-founded a chapter of African Liberty Students Organization (ALSO) alongside four colleagues on campus. He has helped in spreading the ideas of liberty through frequent articles in national dailies and international blogs, and also through discussion panels and book fairs.

A freelance journalist and Editor, he is Nigeria’s Correspondent to Commonwealth, where he shares ideas with young minds from across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Pacific.

Ogunjobi, a Young Voices Advocates, is also a Guest Contributor on World Review, a global media that provides analysis and insights on world affairs, written by leading global experts in politics, economics, defense & security and energy.

Favourite figures of liberty: Ayn Rand, Frederic Bastiat.

On Students For Liberty: ‘’Since I came in contact with SFL in July 2013, I have been able to understand the connection between free markets, liberty, and as well the creation of a character that makes a free society work’’

Wade Craig

North American Chair

Wade Craig

North American Chair

Bio: Wade Craig is a senior at the University of Oklahoma (OU) pursuing a chemical biosciences and economics major with minors in Spanish and Philosophy. His pro-liberty sentiments began in middle school as a general opposition to government intervention, shifted right and left through high school, and by his freshman year of college landed in the left libertarian market anarchism represented by contributors to the Center for a Stateless Society. He is president of Students For Liberty at OU.

Favorite Figures in Liberty: Roderick Long, Friedrich Hayek, Israel Kirzner, David Friedman, Dierdre McCloskey

On Students For Liberty: "If the future of a people is to be free, the ideas of liberty must be understood, internalized, and advocated by those who will comprise the future society. Because of this, no group is so perfectly suited to bring about change as students. Students For Liberty represents the best kind of hope the world has for a prosperous culture built by individuals."

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