International Exchange and Advanced Training
Whoever wishes to spread liberal thought and to further its organisation around the world must promote a lively intercultural dialogue and exchange. Active listening and learning are crucial: true dialogue is based on tolerance and mutual respect. The task of the Department for International Exchange and Advanced Training in Germany at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is to foster and implement these liberal principles through facilitating a worldwide exchange of ideas.
#14 Talking about Markets and the Environment
In today's episode of IAF TALK Bettina Solinger has gathered the experts from our seminar "The Future of Market Economy" around a big table in the Academy to have an intensive talk about markets and the environment, and to tackle some important questions: why property rights are important for innovation, why some ideas that are brilliant on the paper but won't work in reality, how developing countries are dealing with climate change and, of course, if the economy is actually able to protect the environment.
Eyes Wide Open: Discoveries from the Open Society Seminar and Questions for Thai Society
Ms. Thanisara Rungdej, is the CEO & Co-Founder Punch Up World. She was selected by FNF to participate in our International Academy for Leadership (IAF) The platform seeks to create an International Exchange and Advanced Training. Read about her experience and explore the concept of an 'open society,' grounded in principles of individual freedom and responsibility, which fosters inclusivity and equitable mechanisms for communal living.
How liberals can respond to current tensions?
From investigating the very concept of the Open Society from a philosophical perspective, to analyze them through the lens of political and societal aspects and concluding with identifying current geopolitical issues and how to respond to them and how to eradicate certain pluralist ideas from public discourse. Check out the guest commentary from Syed Wasif Naqvi as he shared his experience of the recent workshop at IAF Gummersbach on "Defending Open Societies"
Defending The Open Society
Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of the Open Society Seminar. A diverse group of 24 participants from 20+ nations converged in Gummersbach, Germany. Explore the fight for an open society amid rising extremism, with insights from distinguished guest speakers. Witness the resilience of renewal at the Dresden Church and the chilling truth at the Stasi Archive. Experience the overwhelming impact of Buchenwald. Join the camaraderie that unites defenders of liberal values. An unforgettable quest to rejuvenate the liberal soul awaits.
“Empowering Women in Politics: A Leadership Workout”
Can women truly perform as a leader in politics? In the latest IAF Seminar titled “Empowering Women in Politics: A Leadership Workout”, Mia Michaela, IAF delegate from Indonesia, had the opportunity to grow as a leader via various seminar sessions with remarkable women in high levels of politics from around the world. Read her experience here!
Fake news and polarization: the storytelling opportunity
Alexandra Arévalo recently participated in the IAF seminar "Freedom of the Press - Challenges in the Digital Age", where the challenges facing journalism, from censorship, violence and disinformation, were discussed. Despite the cultural and political differences of each of the participants, one of the common issues is fake news. How can it be combated?
IBDA3 LAB: Cultivating Entrepreneurship through the International Visiting Program
In an era where entrepreneurship is emerging as a compelling response to unemployment and economic stagnation, Morocco has been eager to cultivate a robust startup ecosystem. Despite numerous initiatives launched by the government and private sector, young entrepreneurs still face significant challenges, including securing funding, navigating a complex regulatory environment, and developing necessary skills.