Debating a Muslim Case for Freedom in Iran

Islam and Liberty Summer University (ILSU) took place in Iran in July 2018. The three speakers and 16 young Islamic scholars affiliated with universities and research institutes in Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan spent four days as guests of the Mofid University in Qom, Iran taking part in lectures, workshops and seminars. The faculty […]

The 10th Khanaspur Residential Course, Pakistan July 2018

This annual five day workshop is a flagship event of the Alternative Solutions Institute in Pakistan. The basic purpose is to introduce young people in Pakistan to the concepts of the philosophy of rights and economic freedom. The 35 participants are selected from about 300 applicants on the basis of leadership potential and contribution to […]

Two Further Projects in Nepal

Bikalpa: An Alternative is a think tank in Biratnagar whose mission is to protect the individual rights of Nepalese citizens and advocate for policies that increase economic freedom through research, education and public engagement. NFS has supported their Liberty Discussion program in 2018 and also training in India for some of their youth. The purpose […]

Bold Outreach in Afghanistan

Our long term partners The Afghan Economic and Legal Studies Organisation (AELSO) planned an ambitious Tolerance and Prosperity Caravan for autumn 2018 and spring 2019. Their aim is to promote democracy, liberty, tolerance  and opposition to radicalism in four provinces outside Kabul and increase understanding of these concepts and other classical liberal values among young […]

Discussions on Islam and Freedom in Indonesia

In 2017 NFS funded Suara Kebebasan to translate Islamic Foundations of a Free Society (Originally published by the Institute of Economic Affairs) into Indonesian and publish it in hard copy. During 2018 here have been a number of events to explore and promote it including a launch on   March 15, 2018, with famous Muslim scholar […]

Samriddhi Foundation Nepal

Economic Growth and Wealth Creation was the topic for this Liberty Fund type discussion at Nagarkot, Nepal in August 2018. All participants understood and believed in the philosophy of Liberty and had pre-read the texts selected by the much respected moderator Dr Parth Shah from the Centre for Civil Society in Delhi. The event was […]

‘Bikalpa: An Alternative’

‘Bikalpa: An Alternative’ works to spread the idea of individual and economic freedom through research, education and public engagement to create a free and prosperous society. NFS supported some of their team members to attend the very effective I Policy Training Programs run by the Centre for Civil Society in Delhi India. CCS motto of […]

The Silk Road Foundation, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

In Mongolia, where most people only know about crony capitalism, the community can become very pessimistic when it comes to free-market solutions to succeeding in the business world — especially for entrepreneurs. The Silk Road Foundation (SRF), based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, is working to educate Mongolian people about free-market economies, liberalization, and limited government in hopes of […]

The Greater Mekong Research Center Cambodia

The Greater Mekong Research Center  (GMRC) in Cambodia will produce a fully translated Khmer edition of Foundations of a Free Society, written by Eamonn Butler and published by the Institute of Economic Affairs.    It will be available for preview and download on our website and that of the IEA for free download. Upon conclusion of […]