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

Chair of the South Asia Executive Board

Abeed Khader

Chair of the South Asia Executive Board

Bio:  Born and grew up in Kerala, India. Abeed completed his bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from KMEA Engineering College in 2015. He was introduced to Libertarianism through Tom G Palmer’s ‘Why Liberty’ that was printed and distributed by SFL leaders of the 2014 South Asia chartered teams. He created ‘Students For Liberty – Kerala’ in 2014 prior to joining SFL, to promote classical liberalism in Kerala; which is a state in India dominated by communist ideals. 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; the club discussed and conducted speaker sessions on various regulatory laws in Indian industries. He continues volunteering in SFL along with his designing job in Priedemann Facade Experts.

Favorite Figures in Liberty: David Friedman, Jason Brennan, Murray Rothbard, Frédéric Bastiat etc.

On 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

Andrés Pino Coto

Chairman of Eslibertad

Andrés Pino Coto

Chairman of Eslibertad

Bio: Andrés Pino is a graduate of International Relations of the University of El Salvador. He became acquainted with the ideas of liberty after reading about Frédéric Bastiat's economic thinking. He has been working for the cause of liberty since 2012, year in which he participated and obtained an honorable mention in an essay competition organized by CREO and sponsored by the University Francisco Marroquín (UFM). He is a FEE and CATO alumni. He is also a former member of the Academic Committee of CREO, a former International Cooperation intern for TECHO-El Salvador and a former legislative journalist for CURUL 85. He is currently the Chairman of the Students for Liberty Latinamerica and a member of the Students for Liberty International Executive Board.

Favorite figures: Ludwig Von Mises,  Frédéric Bastiat and Ron Paul

On Students for Liberty: Since becoming part of Students for Liberty in 2014, I've had the honor to work beside the most passionate and intelligent pro-liberty students from around the world. After all these years, I've also developed new leadership skills and deepened my knowledge about the importance of liberty in everyday life. Being part of such a great organization has definitely changed my life in more aspects that I could've ever imagined.

Bhanvi Satija

South Asia Chair of Communications

Bhanvi Satija

South Asia Chair of Communications

Bio: Bhanvi Satija was born in Delhi in February 1996, just in time to welcome the spring. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi. She is currently pursuing her Master's in International Journalism from City, University of London. Her love for the profession has taken her to serve as the Community Editor at Youth ki Awaaz, Campus Watch for the year 2016-17 and it is what makes her the Communications Chair at South Asia Students for Liberty. She is an avid traveller, a voracious reader and a passionate storyteller. She cares deeply about women’s issues and in the next three years, plans to “do enough to call [herself] a feminist” and travel widely whilst trying to change the world with her writing. 
 
Favourite Figure: Ayn Rand
 
On Liberty: For Bhanvi - "Liberty has always meant a way of life, and personally, it's the only way of life that I have known while growing up. In my family, every important decision was taken with a consensus of all four members, and I always had the freedom to do anything and everything I wanted. However, I also believe that this way of life is something that each of us as humans are naturally entitled to; which basically means that if I am free to do things I want to do, I feel that everyone else should be too. The only catch being we shouldn't be hurting anybody else or taking away their freedom to do things.''
 
On SFL: "Through students for liberty, I received the much needed exposure to formulated ideas of libertarianism. I finally found ideas that I could relate with, especially the personal freedoms that libertarianism believes everybody should have. Moreover, due to my association with this organisation - I have only learned and grown - both professionally and personally."

Chris Harelson

Chair of the North American Executive Board

Chris Harelson

Chair of the North American Executive Board

Bio: Chris currently serves as the Chairman of the North American Executive Board and has previously served as a Students For Liberty Campus Coordinator & West Regional Director, Young Americans for Liberty State Chair, Field Director for Americans for Prosperity, Staff for a Utah State Senator, Executive Producer of a political radio show, and in several campaign positions. Chris intends to continue to advance liberty throughout his lifetime by working within the liberty network to encourage entrepreneurship and business creation. He’s an experienced activist who is excited to help take Students For Liberty even further in the fight for liberty.

Favorite Figures in Liberty: Ron Paul, Ayn Rand, Murray Rothbard

On Students For Liberty: "Without Students For Liberty I would not have had near as many opportunities as I've had or developed the skills that I needed to advance my career. SFL takes passionate students with little direction and shapes them into effective advocates for liberty."

Francesco Direnzo Crapuzzi

Regional Director for Bolivia

Francesco Direnzo Crapuzzi

Regional Director for Bolivia

Bio: Francesco is from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, a descendant of Italian immigrants, he studied International Relations and Conflict Resolution at NUR University, he was taught mostly about Marxism and felt that the school was really biased towards Marx and socialists ideas. During 2013 and in his search for an alternative he got in touch with the newly formed charter team of students for

liberty in Bolivia, that’s when he got interested in liberty ideas and got involved with SFL. He became a member and was amongst the first generation of Local Coordinators in Bolivia, he was also the Regional Director for Bolivia in 2016 and now a member of the Latin America Executive Board and the International Executive Board.

Favorite Figures in Liberty: Jesus Huerta de Soto, Friedrich Hayek, Murray N. Rothbard.

On Students For Liberty: Joining SFL was one of the best decisions I’ve taken, I learned so many things I wasn’t able to during my university years, due to biases in education and the leaning to socialism in my country. I feel Students For Liberty has a lot to do, but I believe we have the best people in the right places to do so.

 

Igor Sampaio

Regional Director of the Northeast of Brasil

Igor Sampaio

Regional Director of the Northeast of Brasil

Bio: Igor is a 20-years-old business' student, he was born in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. In 2014, Igor in high school had his first contact with pro-liberty movement and joined Students For Liberty in the second fiscal year of 2015, He served as State Coordinator for Rio Grande do Norte, Regional Coordinator for the Brazilian Northeast, and is currently responsible for the Management Group of Students For Liberty Brazil as Management Coordinator.

Favorite Figures in Liberty: Luís Gama, Barão de Mauá, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman.

On Students For Liberty: "When you know that you can do more and is not doing your best for the liberty movement, Students for Liberty is the key to achieve the impact and change needed in our current context. Spreading our ideas not only in a local but in a global perspective and sharing those experiences with inspiring people all over the world."

Jesse Velay-Vitow

Regional Director for Canada

Jesse Velay-Vitow

Regional Director for Canada

Bio: Jesse was born and raised in Vancouver British Columbia and completed his undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University. He currently lives in Toronto where he is pursuing his Master's in Physics at the University of Toronto. He first got involved with SFL after attending a Regional Conference, and spent a year as a Campus Coordinator before being selected for Canada Regional Director for the North American Executive Board.

Favorite Figures in Liberty: Murray Rothbard, Milton Friedmann, Maxime Bernier

On Students For Liberty: "Joining Students For Liberty has proven to be one of the most fortuitous ones I've yet made. Being exposed to the culture of liberty and learning the skills for activism has granted me experiences i'd never have had otherwise. SFL is a uniquely vibrant community where ideas are constantly challenged and defended. I couldn't ask for a better environment for self-discovery. "

João Pedro Bastos

Regional Director for the South of Brazil

João Pedro Bastos

Regional Director for the South of Brazil

Bio: "João Pedro Bastos is from the city of Porto Alegre, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, in the south of Brazil. On 2015, João Pedro, founded the Liberty and Entrepreneurship Club [Clube Empreendedorismo e Liberdade] at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, the biggest in the south of Brazil and joined SFL as a Local Coordinator. In 2016 he became an SFL state coordinator and Programs Director for the Atlantos Institute [Instituto Atlantos]. On 2017, he became the President of Atlantos Institute and the Regional Coordinator for the south region of Brazil. He is also a Mises University and Mises Summer School alumnus."
On Students for Liberty: "SFL was one of the best opportunities that I had in my live, with an outstanding pro-Liberty environment. SFL allowed me to know people around the world who shared the same ideals, and that was engaged in transforming our society. SFL definitely is the leading organization for students that want to help the liberty movement and, with that, change their lives."

Ryan Khurana

Local Coordinator

Ryan Khurana

Local Coordinator


"Students for Liberty is an empowering project allowed me to build my professional network while engaging in thoughtful, productive debate with well-educated and interesting people."

Position: Local Coordinator / International Executive Board Member / SpeakFreely Blog Editor

Country/State: United Kingdom

School: University of Manchester

Email: rkhurana@studentsforliberty.org

Bio: Ryan Khurana is a recent graduate of the University of Manchester, where he studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. During his studies, he worked extensively with the Institute of Economic Affairs in London, winning their first ever Student Breakthrough Prize for advancing a free market policy proposal to combat poverty. He currently works as a Research Fellow at the Consumer Choice Center, an SFL-affiliate organisation, and will be a Visiting Fellow at the CEVRO Institute in Prague. He is passionate about helping small businesses grow, and providing people with the economic freedom they need to succeed in life.

Favorite Figures in Liberty: Friedrich Hayek, Ronald Coase, Robert Nozick, Gary Becker, Milton Friedman, School of Salamanca, David Autor, Roger Scruton, Margaret Thatcher.

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