Liberty Forum meets MTV
Kurt Loder, former anchor of MTV's This Week in Rock, will be speaking on a panel entitled Gaga for Liberty: Can the Freedom Movement be the Next “It” Cause? at the Liberty Forum. Loder is an author, a former editor and current contributing editor for Rolling Stone Magazine and a movie reviewer for Reason.com and MTV.com.
The panel is moderated by David Nott, president of the Reason Foundation. The other speakers on the panel include Larry Kaufmann from the American Culture Institute and Parth Shah of the Centre for Civil Society.
Join Atlas in celebrating the work of think tanks around the world
The Atlas Network is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 Templeton Freedom Awards. The sixteen institutes represent ten different countries including Nepal, Argentina and Rwanda. These winners represent a diversity of innovative projects. For example, the Cathay Institute for Public Affairs in China won for assessing the status, problems and perspectives of corporate capital freedom in China; the Civil Development Forum from Poland won for teaching free market principles through comic books and the Illinois Policy Institute in the United States won for their Turnaround Tour New Media Campaign, which included wrapping an RV with Turnaround-themed imagery. For a complete list of the winner's projects, click here.
Sponsor a Freedom Champion
In addition to hosting the Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner, Atlas is running a Think Tank Leadership Training seminar. For more information on sponsoring Muhtar or another Freedom Champion attending the training, please click here.
Muhtar is a senior executive at the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs in Malaysia. She was educated at Sekolah Tun Fatimah in Johor, Malaysia, then went on to study engineering at Peterborough Regional College and University of Bristol, United Kingdom.
Her interests in socio-political issues in her homeland changed her career path from engineering to joining the local NGO scene. She worked for Transparency International Malaysia Chapter for a few years with breaks to join a number of election observation missions, both locally and internationally. For example, she served as a long term observer in the Nepal Constituent State Assembly election in April 2008. She is currently the deputy editor of Atlas's AkademiMerdeka.org, a portal to disseminate and inculcate better understanding of classical liberalism ideas in the region of Malaysia and Indonesia.
News from around the Atlas Network
Morality of Capitalism
Students for Liberty released the pdf version of The Morality of Capitalism last week. The book, edited by Dr. Tom Palmer of Atlas, features articles drawing on, according to Palmer, "economics, logic, history, literature and other disciplines" to create a holistic moral defense of capitalism.
Dr. Palmer is currently on the road heading a speaking tour promoting the book. Some of his upcoming engagements are listed on the sidebar.
Atlas keeps 4 star rating with Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator, America's premiere independent charity evaluator, awarded Atlas four stars (its highest rating) for its financial health, accountability and transparency for the fourth year in a row. Ratings are compiled to show donors how efficiently Charity Navigator believes a charity will use their support today, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time and its level of commitment to being accountable and transparent.
Click here to view Atlas's profile.
Human Action released in Bulgarian
The first Bulgarian edition of Human Action by Ludwig von Mises was released in a limited run by MaK Publishing Ltd, with support from the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture. More information can be found here.
Freedom on the Road in Brazil
Liberdade na Estrada (Freedom on the Road) in Brazil will start on October 17 and finish on November 3. OrdemLivre's team will visit eight different cities - Porto Alegre, Florianópolis, Curitiba, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, Belo Horizonte, and Recife - across the country presenting the ideas of liberty to students through lectures and debates. For more information, click here
International Fisher Awards
Applications for the 2011 Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards are open. This award recognizes institutes that publish the book, magazine, report, monograph, or study that, in the opinion of the judges, made the greatest contribution to public understanding of the free society. The deadline to submit is December 1. Click here to find out more information.
Oct 14.- Book Forum: Frédéric Bastiat: Campaigner for Free Trade, Political Economist, and Politician in a Time of Revolution co-hosted with Cato Institute, space is limited. Register here.
Oct. 19- Atlas Templeton Leadership Fellow and Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa speaks at the Austrian Economics Center Charity Gala. For more information, click here.
Nov. 8-9 - Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner, New York City Register here
Nov 17 - Liberty Café. More information to follow.
Nov 18 - Students for Liberty European Conference. Dr. Tom Palmer is the Keynote Speaker. Register here
The Institute for Humane Studies
Atlas extends a special note of congratulations to its friends at the Institute for Humane Studies, which will tomorrow celebrate its 50th Anniversary! Partners throughout the Atlas network know how the IHS has built new generations of classical liberal scholars -- we also recommend you explore their expanding library of educational videos at LearnLiberty.org.
Morality of Capitalism
Dr. Tom Palmer is giving several lectures across the United States on the Morality of Capitalism. Contact Matt Warner for more details if you are interested in attending. Below you can find dates and locations.
Oct. 15 - Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC
Oct. 17 - John Locke Foundation, Raleigh, NC
Oct. 22 - Columbia University, New York, NY Register now.
Oct. 24 - George Mason University- Vienna, Virginia
Oct. 26 - Boston University, Boston, MA. Register now.
Nov. 1 - University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Nov. 3 - Portland State University, Portland, OR
Nov. 3 - Cascade Policy Institute, Portland, OR
Nov. 5- University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Dec. 1- Michigan Taxpayers Alliance, Lansing, MI
Jan. 4 Manhattan Institute, New York, NY
Call for Abstracts:
The Kauffman Foundation is seeking experts on high-growth entrepreneurship policy issues to contribute to the creation of a global policy roadmap for advancing entrepreneurship. The deadline to submit is October 31, 2011. For more information, click here.