Bio: Alexander McCobin is co-founder and president of Students For Liberty. Under his leadership, Students For Liberty has grown into the largest libertarian student organization in the world with over 1,574 leaders trained in the 2015-16 school year and 1,916 active student groups. Previously, Alexander worked at the Cato Institute and ran another nonprofit organization that introduced high school debate programs to underserved youth in the greater Philadelphia area. Alexander also serves on the Board of Advisors of The Atlas Society and is an honorary board member of the Our America Initiative. Alexander received his B.A. in philosophy and economics at the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and received his M.A. in philosophy at Georgetown University in 2014.
Favorite Figures in Liberty: Ayn Rand, Robert Nozick, & F.A. Hayek
On Students For Liberty in : “This is the libertarian generation. Whether it is the immense growth of Students For Liberty around the world, polling data showing young people as socially tolerant and fiscally responsible, or articles proclaiming the same point by The Economist, more and more evidence keeps mounting to back up this claim. Students For Liberty has brought together more impressive young people who are dedicated to the ideas of liberty than anyone thought was possible when we started. We are empowering the next generation of leaders of liberty to make a difference today, to build a freer world right now.”