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Welcome to the TFAS Alumni Network! Since 1967, TFAS has reached more than 42,000 students and professionals through our academic programs, fellowships and seminars. Representing more than 140 countries, TFAS Alumni are leaders throughout the world – forging careers in politics, government, public policy, business, philanthropy and the media.


TFAS Alumni Awards

The Alumni Awards recognize the distinguished accomplishments of our alumni and commend their dedication and service to TFAS and the world.


Latest Alumni News


Alumni Say Continuing Education Programs Provide Vital Network and Learning for Policy Leaders

Why are the values of economic freedom, intellectual curiosity and responsible governance necessary to instill in our nation’s policy leaders? How do TFAS continuing education programs contribute to the longevity of these values in our society today? D.C.-area…

Help Us Reach the Best And Brightest Young Leaders for 2020 TFAS Summer Programs

As we gear up for 2020, TFAS invites all supporters, faculty members and advisors from universities, as well as TFAS internship supervisors, mentors and alumni to nominate outstanding students to participate in TFAS programs.

Three Decades Later, TFAS Reflects on Lessons from the Berlin Wall

Thirty years ago this month, world history was profoundly changed with the fall of one of Europe’s most physically and ideologically divisive barriers – the Berlin Wall. On Nov. 9, 1989 the fall of the Berlin Wall prefaced the downfall of the Soviet Union…

TFAS Alumna Named Student Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois

TFAS alumna Hadley Smithhisler ’19 was named Student Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. We caught up with Smithhisler to offer our congratulations and learn how TFAS and her other educational pursuits are preparing her for honorable leadershi…

TFAS Honors Kyle Hybl ’91, ’93 with 2019 Alumni Achievement Award 

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is pleased to announce Kyle Hybl ’91, ’93 as the 2019 TFAS Alumni Achievement Award recipient. TFAS alumna, regent and professor Karen Czarnecki ’88 presented the award at the TFAS Leadership Retreat in Colorado Springs,…

Public Policy Fellows Seek to Define American Character Through Weekend of Civil Dialogue

TFAS Public Policy Fellows examine the essence of democracy and the true character of America during a weekend retreat in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.