Main organizer: Language of Liberty Institute is an American non-governmental organization specializing in organizing Liberty English Camps – events that enable participants to practice their English skills and also learn about principles of classical liberalism.
The workshops conducted during the camps focus on problem solving and providing practice in giving a professional, business-like presentation in English to the entire group.
LLI guides students to plan a new business, develop budgets and marketing strategies, and figure out how to raise money. Organization focuses on preparing a working blueprint for change in students’ home countries, emphasizing private, voluntary action to solve local problems such as pollution, unemployment, corruption, or poverty.
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Assisting Organizer: Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation is an independent non-profit organization whose aim is to create a new generation of leaders, entrepreneurs and managers. FEF was established in September 2012 to provide students’ new solutions in education.
Teaching in the spirit of individual freedom linked with responsibility is the core of our mission. But our new approach is not only about content, we deliver knowledge and practical tools students can apply in their lives. Thanks to broad scholarship offer for best graduates we are helping them to advance their careers. By crafting business leaders we want to make Poland, Europe and the whole world a more free and business friendly place.
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Jacek Spendel – is Founder and President of the Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation. He is also European Programs’ Director at US-based Language of Liberty Institute.
Jacek obtained master’s degree in sociology from the University of Silesia in Katowice. He also studied at Georgetown University in Washington, DC and Jagiellonian University in Cracow where he was a PhD candidate in political philosophy (unfinished). Over the years, Jacek accumulated experience in management from KoLiber Association (President, 2006-2007) and Globalization Institute (Project Manager, 2005-2012). During that period he interned at various institutions, including: Kodak Eastman Company (USA), Goldwater Institute (USA), Institute for Free Enterprise (Germany). He is also alumni of two programs of The Fund for American Studies: AIPES in Prague, and Capital Semester in Washington, DC.
Jacek strengthened his management skills with Think Tank MBA and ATLAS Leadership Academy (2013). He practiced them in many projects, among them: organization of dozen Liberty English Camps, directorship at Polish-American Leadership Academy, production of 12-episodes of Freedom under Fire video series , and coordination of ESFL in Poland. He also used to run his own pizza business in Katowice. Currently he is busy with Project Arizona, internship-educational project for international students he runs in Phoenix.
Magdalena Spendel – graduated with a master’s degree in economics at the University of Wrocław. During her studies she was interested in economic transformations, economic crisis of the euro area and in economic theories, especially in the Austrian School of thought. As she supports spreading economic freedom, she was very interested in the special case of the transformation of Estonia, since the reforms undertaken there were among the most radical in all the former Soviet Union countries. On this subject she wrote her master’s thesis and then book „How to become and European Tiger”. She works for the Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation and helps with many projects – among others she is a director of Polish-American Leadership Academy. In her spare time, she enjoys having a break in the bosom of nature. She loves animals, horseback riding, and is a riding instructor herself. She also greatly enjoys mountain biking, especially in its most extreme forms – enduro and downhill.
Glenn Cripe – Executive Director of Language of Liberty Institute. ince 2005, Glenn has brought LLI’s Liberty Camps and Seminars to over 3000 students in 29 countries, expanding his network of freedom fighters around the world. When not hosting Liberty Camps, Glenn recruits and develops new local partners, teachers, and donors for the Institute. He also enjoys playing classical piano, attending jazz, opera, and folk events, and hiking in the Arizona mountains and desert.
Before co-founding the Institute, Glenn pursued a career in IT development, consulting, and training. He takes special pride in having helped organize the project to translate and publish the works of Ayn Rand into Russian in 1993 — the first time her works could be read in her native language.
Originally from Chicago, now living in central Italy, Glenn has lived in a dozen cities in the US and abroad. He studied languages, finance, and economics at Indiana University. He speaks Italian, French, and a bit of German.