If You Like the Shutdown … You’ll Love Socialism

TFAS Venezuelan speakers Jorge Galicia and Andrés Guilarte say the pandemic in America is giving them flashbacks to life in a socialist country. We asked them to tell us about the similarities in this new video that warns how socialist policies create a permanent pandemic-like state.

Teaching Freedom Since 1967


The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit that is changing the world by developing leaders for a free society. Our transformational programs teach the principles of limited government, free-market economics and honorable leadership to students and young professionals in America and around the world.


By offering a portfolio of more than 20 different academic programs, fellowships and seminars, the TFAS Journey helps cultivate future leaders from high school, all the way through to their university studies and professional careers.

Today, there are more than 42,000 TFAS alumni making the difference in their communities and throughout the world by championing the values essential to the preservation and success of a free society.

TFAS Virtual Summer Program Concludes With Alumni Welcome

Nearly 200 young leaders joined the TFAS alumni network following the first ever fully-virtual program this summer.


The Latest at TFAS


Liberty + Leadership News: September 25, 2020

TFAS welcomes a new cohort of Public Policy Fellows. Plus: read about the virtual 2020 Global Political Economy Seminar.

D.C.’s Top Policy Professionals Convene for First Session of 2020-21 TFAS Public Policy Fellowship

TFAS welcomed a new cohort of young professionals who work in the nation’s leading think tanks, government offices and policy organizations in Washington, D.C. to the 2020-21 TFAS Public Policy Fellowship. The 18 Fellows will participate in the rigorous…

Young Leaders from Around the World Connect Online through TFAS Global Political Economy Seminar

This summer, 70 young leaders from 28 countries around the globe participated in our first-ever fully virtual TFAS International program, the Global Political Economy Seminar. Students originally selected to attend our programs in Singapore and Prague were…

TFAS Events


Liberty + the Future: NYC Alumni Lecture

Join TFAS at Northern Trust in NYC for this exclusive opportunity to network with fellow alumni & think critically about issues impacting a free society.

TFAS Journalism Awards Dinner

Save the date for our 27th Annual TFAS Journalism Awards Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at the Metropolitan Club of New York. Join us as we showcase the projects of our 2020 Novak Fellowship winners, introduce our 2020 Rago Fellow and recognize prominent jou…