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Liberty + the Future: NYC Alumni Lecture

September 17, 2020



Better or Worse: The New Post-2020 New York


Though we cannot yet meet in person, we look forward to hosting our second “Liberty + the Future” NYC alumni panel discussion. We hope you will join us virtually the evening of September 17 to hear from fellow TFAS alumni about the changes that have happened in NYC during the pandemic and what is next for the city.

TFAS alumni representing different sectors of the economy will share their thoughts about what is ahead for NYC with our panel: “Better or Worse: the New Post-2020 New York.” Panelists include Professor of Journalism at The King’s College and Executive Director of The Media Project, Paul Glader ’99, ’00, Founder and Managing Member of Teague Theatrical Group Townsend Teague ’04, and TFAS Robert Novak Journalism Fellow, Kristin Tate, Novak ’19. TFAS staff will join our alumni for what is sure to be a lively conversation about the changes that have shaped NYC over the last months and what we can expect for the future.

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.

The event is a part of our quarterly lecture series and networking event exclusively available to TFAS alumni and friends.

The series is made possible through the generosity of the Achelis and Bodman Foundation. Their gift, made in support of our 50th Anniversary Liberty + Leadership Campaign initiative to engage and mobilize the global TFAS alumni network, allows alumni leaders to continue their education in liberty.


Sept. 17, 2020
6 – 7 p.m. EST


To join us, RSVP by 12 p.m. ET on Sept. 17, 2020. A link to join the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you. 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!


Meet Our Panelists

Paul-Glader-2016-HeadshotPaul Glader ’99, ’00 teaches business and ethics reporting for the TFAS European Journalism Institute (EJI) program, as well as writing, journalism and business-related courses at The King’s College in New York City. He also directs the McCandlish Phillips Journalism Institute, The NYC Semester in Journalism program and is the adviser to the student online newspaper, print magazine and video platform, The Empire State Tribune. He is residency director for the business reporting program of the Dow Jones News Fund. He is also the executive director of a global nonprofit, The Media Project (TMP), which focuses on journalism training around the world.

An award-winning journalist, Glader spent 10 years as a staff writer at The Wall Street Journal, covering a variety of beats including technology, travel, metals mining, health science and finance. He has written for countless other publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, TheNewYorker.com, The Indianapolis Star, Associated Press, Der Spiegel Online, FastCompany.com, USA Today and ESPN.com. He has appeared on national television and radio programs including CNBC, Fox Business and WSJ Radio. He currently writes for several national magazines including Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Christianity Today, The American Legion Magazine and he edits a page on creativity and leadership at Forbes.com.

Glader received a bachelor’s degree in political science from The University of South Dakota and a master’s degree from Columbia University in New York as a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and Graduate School of Business in 2007-2008. He is currently an executive MBA candidate at The Berlin School of Creative Leadership at Steinbeis University in Germany. He lived in Germany from 2011-2013, first as a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow and then as a European Journalism Fellow at Freie Universität in Berlin.

Townsend Teague ’04 has spent two decades working on the business side of Broadway, an industry that represents a significant portion of the New York City economy and workforce and is a globally recognized economic and cultural U.S. export. He has held senior positions overseeing operations for some of the world’s most recognized theatrical titles including Les Misérables, West Side Story, 42nd Street, Annie, Cats, Gypsy, The Producers and An American In Paris. He serves as an advisor to individuals and businesses seeking to have their interests represented before the industry.

As a producer, Teague has received the Tony Award nomination, which is considered the highest U.S. theater honor. As a manager, he has been part of several shows either nominated for or awarded the Tony. His work in operations and focus on company formation, organizational development and the relationship between Broadway, technology and conglomerate-owned media companies led him to form Teague Theatrical Group. As managing member, Teague is focused on investing in and overseeing a roster of entertainment entities including shows, intellectual property and related businesses.

Teague is committed to investing in the Broadway ecosystem for a long time to come. He received a bachelor of arts in arts management from Indiana University Bloomington and is a certified member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers. He resides in New York City with his wife, Liesl.

Kristin Tate, Novak ’19, is a writer focused on taxation and federal spending. She is the author of three books, the latest of which, The Liberal Invasion of Red State America, was published by Regnery in January 2020. She is currently a Robert Novak Journalism Fellow at The Fund for American Studies, examining the size and scope of the federal workforce.

Tate writes a weekly column for The Hill Newspaper which is featured often on Real Clear Politics, The Drudge Report and national cable news networks. She also hosts a weekly podcast for the nonprofit group Young Americans for Liberty called “You Built That,” which celebrates and explores the role of the American entrepreneur.

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