Alexander McCobin

Students For Liberty, President


My main job now is serving as president of Students For Liberty (, a US-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty.

Since SFL’s founding in 2008, the organization has grown to include over 2,000 student groups, 1,000 trained student leaders, helping over 90,000 students each year (check out SFL’s reports here). Previously, I worked at the Cato Institute and ran another nonprofit organization that introduced high school debate programs to underserved youth in the greater Philadelphia and mid-Atlantic region. I received a B.A. in philosophy and economics as well as a M.A. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008, as well as another M.A. in philosophy from Georgetown University in 2014. I am also a member of the Board of Advisors of The Atlas Society and am an honorary board member of the Our America Initiative.

In my spare time, I like to read, write, cook, climb, and visit a cabin in the middle of nowhere, Pennsylvania.

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