Students For Liberty is a rapidly growing network of pro-liberty students from all over the world. Our mission is to provide a unified, student-driven forum of support for students and student organizations dedicated to liberty. We accomplish this through a strategy of empowerment, identifying the top student leaders and training them to be agents of change in their communities. What began as a small meeting of young leaders has become an international movement of students with over 1,100 groups around the world and operations on every inhabited continent.
THE AUSTRALIA/NZ EXECUTIVE BOARD
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
Bio: Andie Moore is an 18-year old New Zealand-born libertarian, active in radical free market politics and social activism, and is a BA student in Politics and International Studies and Social Theory at the University of Melbourne. They helped found Wellington Students for Liberty, started LibertyFest NZ (Aotearoa’s first young libertarian conference), and are passionate about applying liberal arts and social theory to libertarianism, advocating for freedom on all fronts as a way to bring about social justice.
Favorite Figures in Liberty: Jeffrey Tucker, Murray Rothbard, Samuel Edward Konkin III, Karl Hess, Michel Foucault
On Students For Liberty: SFL is so great because it allows for so much debate, and discussion of challenging ideas which don’t make into the hyperpartisan, political mainstream. Students are, in my opinion, the demographic most drawn to liberty, and SFL embraces this view, empowering them to think of freedom as a consistent philosophy rather than just a virtue, and to construct their own conceptualisations of a free society.
Bio: Bianca Talbot is a Law and Arts student who is currently studying at Murdoch University. Growing up in a home full of statists, her soul was saved by the good-news of libertarianism just over 18 months ago. Ever since, she has been fascinated by the potential for free markets to promote peace and prosperity by creating an interdependent world through trade.
Bianca has recently spent three months interning at the Institute of Public Affairs and is currently the President of the Murdoch Students for Liberty club. She is passionate about fundamental human rights and constitutional law.
Favorite Features in Liberty: Ron Paul, John Stossel, Adam Smith.
Fundraising and Finance Director
Fundraising and Finance Director
Bio: Celeste Arenas studies economics and history at Sydney University. When she realized that freedom is better than force, she found her political home in the libertarian movement. She has actively contributed to campaigns, events and articles that promote and defend liberty in a notoriously statist university. She is on the executive of the USYD Libertarian society and acts as Community Relations Officer for the Australian Taxpayer’s Alliance. She is currently editing the very first libertarian publication on campus – aptly named The Gold Standard. Her life goal is two fold; firstly to end world poverty and secondly to shape the way people think about poverty. For her, libertarianism is only moral political philosophy that exists.
Favorite Figures in Liberty: Ayn Rand, Milton Friedman and Gina Rinehart.
Bio: Jack is studying his Masters of Politics and Public policy at Macquarie University and has a keen interest in developing policy based on principles of freedom and individual choice. He has a Bachelor of Communication, is an avid sports fan, loves rock n’ roll music and is a self-professed geek who still waits in hope for that second season of Firefly. My favourite Libertarian figures are Ayn Rand who first engaged me in the concepts of Objectivism, Friedrich Hayek through whom I learned about spontaneous order and free market economics, and lastly Rand Paul who is one of the few Republicans dedicated to protecting the constitution and promoting individual rights and liberties.
Favorite Figures in Liberty: Ron Paul, John Stossel, Adam Smith.