Students For Liberty Acquires Learn Liberty from the Institute for Humane Studies

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By FTN Editorial Team

ARLINGTON, Va. — Students For Liberty (SFL), a rapidly growing network of pro-liberty students that ran 1,482 events with 65,180 people last year alone, just acquired the Institute for Humane Studies’ (IHS) Learn Liberty platform.

Learn Liberty is a video channel that explores big questions about what makes humanity flourish, and how individuals can improve the world. The educational videos feature experts in different fields, who discuss big ideas in a conversational, and actionable way. 

CEO of Students For Liberty, Dr. Wolf von Laer, notes:

“Learn Liberty provides an exciting opportunity for Students For Liberty and specifically, SFL Academy, our online learning platform. The additional capabilities will strengthen our work at home and abroad, and this acquisition supports our plans to use digital media to meet the increasing demand for our education and training services.”

IHS Executive Director Chad Thevenot notes: “Learn Liberty is a powerful platform that will help Students For Liberty reach millions of people with the ideas in the classical liberal intellectual tradition. SFL is the ideal steward, as they are uniquely positioned, capable, and committed to growing Learn Liberty in the spirit with which it was created.”

Although SFL will maintain Learn Liberty’s brand, website, Facebook, and YouTube channel, the platform will be taking a new direction that will allow for innovative content to engage SFL’s growing international audience.


Students For Liberty is a rapidly growing network of pro-liberty students with over 1,000 chapters in 100 countries on every inhabited continent. Last year, these students organized close to 1,500 events for an audience of 65,000 people. SFL educates young people about the principles of liberty and provides the leadership training, resources, and support to develop their skills to become empowered agents of change in their communities.

The Institute for Humane Studies supports and partners with professors and emerging scholars across the country to explore, challenge, and develop ideas within the classical liberal tradition. IHS advances the core values of higher education, including the free exchange of ideas, critical inquiry, and the principles of academic freedom.