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Scottsdale Arizona Lecture and Reception

January 25, 2022

Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia

4949 E Lincoln Dr, La Posada, Scottsdale, AZ 85253, USA


TFAS supporters, friends and alumni are invited to attend a special lecture and reception with The Fund for American Studies (TFAS). 

Since 1967, TFAS has been educating leaders on the values of free-market economics, limited government and courageous leadership. During this exclusive event, guests will hear from 1978 alumnus and Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick and 2021 alumna and Grand Canyon University student Emma Blair about the transformative experience of TFAS programs, as well as their TFAS Journeys since participating.  

Event Details

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
6-8 p.m.
6-7 reception w/ hors d’oeuvres | 7-7:30 program | 7:30-8 cocktails

Castillo Lucena
Omni Montelucia in Paradise Valley
4949 E Lincoln Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Complementary two-hour self parking | Valet parking available for $10.


To join us, please contact TFAS Special Events Director Jane Mack at jmack@TFAS.org or 202.986.0384 by Thursday, Jan. 20. We look forward to seeing you there!

About the Speakers

Appointed in January 2016, Clint Bolick is a Justice on the Supreme Court of Arizona. Previously, he served as Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute, President of the Alliance for School Choice, and co-founder of the Institute for Justice. Clint is a 2006 recipient of the Bradley Prize, author of multiple books on topics from immigration to school choice, and regularly appears in and on nationally syndicated television shows, newspapers, and magazines.

Bolick helped author the Health Care Freedom Act and the Save Our Secret Ballot amendment, which were added to the Arizona Constitution in 2010 and adopted in several other states. He also has assisted policy activists in several states to establish litigation centers based on the Goldwater Institute model.

In 2003, American Lawyer recognized Bolick as one of three lawyers of the year for his successful defense of school choice programs, culminating in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris in the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2009, Legal Times named Bolick one of the “90 Greatest D.C. Lawyers in the Past 30 Years.” Bolick received one of the freedom movement’s most prestigious awards, the Bradley Prize, in 2006 for advancing the values of democratic capitalism.

Bolick has authored several books, most recently Death Grip: Loosening the Law’s Stranglehold Over Economic Liberty (2011) and David’s Hammer: The Case for an Activist Judiciary (2007). Bolick teaches Constitutional Law as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University School of Law and serves as a research fellow with the Hoover Institution.

In 1978, Bolick participated in the TFAS program on Public Policy + Economics. Today, he still serves as a guest speaker to students in the TFAS Law Fellowship and undergraduate programs.


Emma Blair is a recent graduate of Grand Canyon University where she studied History. Last summer, she participated in the TFAS program on Leadership + the American Presidency, held in partnership with the Ronald Reagan Institute. While in D.C. with TFAS, Emma interned with Speech First, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting students’ free speech rights on campus. Previously, she interned with The Aarons Company, a lobbying and political consulting firm, in Phoenix. Emma is a member of the 2020-2021 class of the Forge Leadership Academy and is also the strategic partnership coordinator for the Southwest Hub of America’s Future. On campus, she holds a student leadership position in Spiritual Life and serves as a student leader in the honors college. Outside of her academic and professional responsibilities, Emma can be caught reading, cheering on her favorite sports teams, or participating in lively discussion regardless of the topic.

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