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by: Jon Perdue 0 Comments

SFS presents high-level briefs at European Parliament’s Summer Conference in Portugal

PORTO, Portugal – SFS recently participated in the European Parliament’s Summer Conference in Porto, Portugal from June 27-29, 2013.

Hosted by the European Ideas Network (EIN), the think tank of the European Parliament’s European People’s Party (EPP), the conference was titled “The European Union and the Americas: Building Bridges.”

Founded by Christian Democratic parties in 1976, the EPP forms the largest collection of center-right European political parties, and currently holds the majority of seats in the EU Parliament.

The annual Summer University conference brings together hundreds of policy makers and opinion leaders from throughout Europe, including past and present heads of state, cabinet members, parliamentarians, business leaders, journalists, commentators, think tank experts, academia, and other civil society leaders…. Continue Reading »

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by: JD Gordon 0 Comments

SFS participates in OAS Ministerial Summit during Central American tour

The SFS executive team has returned from a highly successful Central American tour to Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, and El Salvador where, among other meetings, they participated in the Organization of American States (OAS) Ministerial Level Summit Implementation Review Group in Antigua, Guatemala last week, on June 4th and 5th, 2013. 

Hundreds of senior government officials, journalists and think tank scholars from throughout the Western Hemisphere participated in the Summit and related activities, including U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry.

Working in conjunction with a new SFS partner organization, Fuente Latina, Executive Director Joseph Humire and Senior Fellow J.D. Gordon conducted over 40 television, radio and print interviews at the OAS Summit, focused on the increasing ties between narco-traffickers and Iran’s radical Islam terror proxy, Hezbollah.  From appearing on the world’s major Spanish-language television networks including CNN Español, Univisíon, TV Azteca, Televisa, NTN-24, to local Guatemalan TV, radio, print outlets, SFS was the primary source of commentary on the region’s growing crime-terror nexus and the threat it poses to free societies in the Western Hemisphere. … Continue Reading »

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by: JD Gordon 0 Comments

A great success — SFS Panel & Reception for U.S. Russia Reset Button

Thanks to everyone for attending our SFS Panel & Reception to hear more about the U.S.-Russia Reset Button on Thursday, May 9th, Russia’s “Victory Day.”  Held in our shared offices with the American Foreign Policy Council, we enjoyed an excellent turnout, with roughly 50 attendees including guests, speakers and staff.

The panel of Dr. Evgueni Novikov, J. Patrick Murray, E. Wayne Merry and moderator Josh Rogin presented an informative range of views on the complexity of U.S.-Russia relations, and the pros and cons of working more closely with Russia on counterterrorism efforts.

To see some of the opinions reflected at our event, please see the column that Evgueni and I co-authored for Fox News Opinion.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/05/09/us-russia-reset-button-must-focus-on-counterterrorism/

Sincerely,

J.D. Gordon

April 30 2013 image description
by: JD Gordon 0 Comments

SFS participates in prominent free market think tank events in the Southern Cone

SFS was delighted and honored to participate in prominent Latin America think tank events in Argentina and Chile this past April. 

Eight scholars and associates from the SFS network with regional expertise from their senior posts in the U.S., Colombian, Venezuelan and Bolivian governments, academia and think tanks participated in panels and discussions for the 25th anniversary of Argentina’s Fundacíon Libertad (Liberty Foundation) in Rosario and Buenos Aires the week of April 8th, and two participated in a forum at Chile’s Instituto Libertad (Liberty Institute) in Santiago the week of April 15th.

Over 2,000 free market opinion leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere and Europe attended the Fundacíon Libertad anniversary events, to include former heads of state from Spain, Slovenia, Uruguay and Bolivia, dozens of current and former cabinet members, featuring keynote speeches from Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa of Peru and Jose Maria Aznar of Spain. You can read a more complete summary of the event here and read more about SFS’s role at these events after the jump!
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January 24 2013 image description
by: jmhumire 0 Comments

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