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Liberty + the Future: NYC Alumni Lecture

January 23, 2020

35 W 44th St

New York, NY 10036, USA


Do you like to think critically about the ideas and issues that impact a free society? Are you eager to connect with fellow TFAS alumni who are influential leaders passionate about creating a brighter and more prosperous future? If so, TFAS invites you to join us for the inaugural “Liberty + the Future” lecture in New York City on Jan. 23, 2020.

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Brian Brenberg and Dr. Donald J. Boudreaux will speak about the importance of storytelling during the inaugural TFAS NYC Alumni Lecture.

The event will be the first in a new quarterly lecture series and networking event exclusively available to TFAS alumni and friends. Join your TFAS peers to hear from our featured speakers on issues related to free enterprise, economic and political liberty, limited government and individual responsibility.

Professor Brian Brenberg of The King’s College and TFAS Senior Scholar Dr. Donald J. Boudreaux of George Mason University will headline the lecture series’ inaugural discussion on the important role that storytelling must play in spreading the ideas of liberty.

Brenberg’s talk, “Socialism, Economic Liberty and the Power of Storytelling” will share how stories have been pivotal to the appeal of socialism and why better stories and better storytellers are key to defending economic liberty. Dr. Boudreaux will speak about how to combat false narratives on the “evils” of globalization through stories that convey the positive impact of free markets with his talk “Benefits of Free Trade: Addressing Key Myths.”

A networking reception will follow the speakers’ remarks for you to continue the discussion and connect with your fellow alumni peer leaders.

The Harvard Club of New York


Jan. 23, 2020

Harvard Club
35 West 44th Street
New York, New York 10036

Presentation 6:30 p.m.  •  Reception 7:30 p.m.

Dress is Business


Discounted parking is available at Icon Parking, 1114 Avenue of the Americas on 43rd between 5th and 6th Avenues.


To join us, please RSVP by 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 17, 2020. If you have any questions, contact TFAS Special Events Director Jane Mack at jmack@TFAS.org or 202.986.0384. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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The series is made possible by the generous support of the Achelis and Bodman Foundation. Visit TFAS.org/NYCALS to learn more and to see future lecture dates.

Meet our Speakers

Brian R. Brenberg is executive vice president, chair of the program in business and finance, and associate professor of business and economics at The King’s College (TKC) in New York City.

His work focuses on economic freedom as a driver of prosperity and human flourishing; and entrepreneurship as an expression of creativity. He is a nationally recognized media personality, opinion writer and speaker.

Professor Brenberg is a regular guest on national networks including Fox News Channel, Fox Business, CNBC, and Yahoo!Finance, offering opinion and analysis on politics, policy, business and the economy. His opinion pieces on current affairs have been published by USA Today, Newsweek, Forbes and the New York Post.

Prior to joining TKC’s faculty, Professor Brenberg worked in the financial services and medical device industries, as well as public policy research and philanthropy. He earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Dr. Donald J. Boudreaux is a senior scholar at The Fund for American Studies (TFAS). He teaches Economics for the Citizen for TFAS D.C. Summer Programs.

Boudreaux served as chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, from August 2001 to August 2009. Previously, he was president of the Foundation for Economic Education (1997–2001), associate professor of legal studies and economics at Clemson University (1992–1997) and assistant professor of economics at George Mason University (1985–1989).

During the spring of 1996 semester, he was an Olin Visiting Fellow in Law and Economics at the Cornell Law School. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from Auburn University (1986) and his law degree from the University of Virginia (1992).

He has lectured in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe on a wide variety of topics, including the nature of law, antitrust law and economics and international trade.

Boudreaux has published in The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Regulation, Reason, Ideas on Liberty, The Washington Times, The Journal of Commerce, the Cato Journal and several scholarly journals, such as the Supreme Court Economic Review, Southern Economic Journal, Antitrust Bulletin and Journal of Money, Credit and Banking.

He is the author of “Globalization” (Greenwood Press, 2008) and has a blog with Russ Roberts entitled Café Hayek.


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