Minorities and Climate Change

When talking about the effects of climate change, the notion that minorities are disproportionately affected is often invoked. In most debates, this notion is not explained any further, as though this were something obvious. Challenging this statement seems almost like…

Interview with Former IFLRY President Imke Roebken

In November the Junge Liberale (JuLis), IFLRY’s German member organisation, will celebrate their 40th anniversary. For Libel, this seemed like a good occasion to interview former JuLis member and former IFLRY president Imke Roebken. Imke was president of IFLRY from…

Interview with Maria José Bernal from Students for Liberty Colombia

We have been doing most of our previous interviews with national organizations, but Students for Liberty is an international organization. Could you talk a bit about how it is structured, how the Colombian chapter fits into this organization and how…

The Ocean Cleanup

During the past weeks, IFLRY’s Climate Change Programme has been focused on highlighting different approaches that could help combat climate change. When it comes to the environment, however, another problem that needs to be addressed is pollution, more specifically plastic…

Does Political Correctness Foster Tolerance?

Before I go on, I need to make something clear: I firmly believe that the biggest threat to liberal democracy, freedom of speech and tolerance of different ways of life, today, comes from nationalistic and alt-right reactionary movements. The fault…

Interview with Katarin Wagner – HSBC Head of Corporate Sustainability

Can you give us a brief overview of your work regarding sustainability? I am responsible for corporate sustainability for HSBC in Germany, which is integrated into the sustainability management of the HSBC Group on a global scale. I have been…