Welcome to the new blog!

Stimulating our digital symposium

The St. Gallen Symposium is advancing from an annual 3-day-forum held in the idyllic City of St. Gallen, Switzerland, to an all-year-round-debate that happens on- and offline, and in all corners of the world. Today, there are more than 20’000 friends, contributors and followers on our social media channels. The potential of our online community is tremendously high, hence, it deserves to be provided with the next feature allowing for continuous and more in-depth deliberation, reflection, and exchange on contents that matter. Thus, we are proud to launch our own blog today and encourage you to contribute – as author, commentator, questioner, or simply as one of our loyal readers!

Why you should put your pen to paper for the #sgsymposium

  • It inspires our community, comprised of some of the worlds’ most influential current and future leaders
  • We integrate some of the blog content in our symposium programme
  • The blog serves as a source for inspiration for our magazine team, covering the most exciting stories of each symposium
  • The blog inspires thousands of students to compete for participation in our symposium and for our prestigious award
  • The very best articles will also be published on Huffington Post

How to contribute successfully

  • Content: on the annual theme (symp.sg/topic) of the symposium
  • Language: English
  • Word count: 500-800 (recommended)
  • Format: word document, sources linked in text
  • Quality: will be checked; author is responsible for proof-reading
  • Submission: until 31 July to info@symposium.org
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King, Jr.



Interesting. Think you may like this WP article which I found when writing a piece for a web site. Well, the concept of self-ownership is not "controversial" among libertarians. One reason is that it comes from Mr. Liberal himself -- John Locke, who wrote: "every Man has a Property in his own Person. Thus no Body has any Right to but himself." (Second Treatise of Government, Ch. V, sec. 27). Moreover, William Lloyd Garrison used the self-owner concept to fight against the theories of slavery. He referred to slavery as "Man stealing."

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