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TFAS Liberty + The Future Alumni Lecture – Immigration: Past Success, Present Crisis and Future Solutions

June 8, 2023

1114 6th Ave 24th floor

New York, NY 10036, USA


TFAS will host the final Liberty + The Future Alumni Lecture in New York City on Thursday, June 8.

Immigration: Past Success, Present Crisis and Future Solutions

Join a lively discussion on the current immigration crisis and how we can create practical solutions that enable legal immigration without sacrificing our national security. We’ll explore what has worked in the past, what isn’t working now, and what we can do in the future. To frame our discussion, we will have a multimedia presentation from Simon Hankinson, a leading expert on immigration policy from the renowned Washington think tank The Heritage Foundation. A former career foreign service officer with years of experience working in diplomatic missions around the world, Hankinson has a nuanced and insightful perspective on the issue of immigration.

The event will take place at The Brunswick Group offices in the Grace Building in Midtown Manhattan. On the corner of 6th and 42nd, the building overlooks the iconic Avenue of the Americas and the beautiful Bryant Park. The building is located just steps away from the New York Public Library, Grand Central Terminal and Times Square. During the reception, guests can take in the summer evening views of the Bryant Park fountain, carousel and city skyline.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of the solution – register now!


Thursday, June 8
Presentation at 6 p.m. | Reception from 7 – 8 p.m.

Brunswick Group LLC
1114 6th Ave 24th Floor, New York, NY 10036

Nearest subway:
B, D, F and M lines (42nd St/Bryant Park stop)
Line 7 (Stop 5th Ave)


Please RSVP on TFAS Alumni Connect by June 1. If you have any questions about the event, please email TFAS Special Events Director Jane Mack at jmack@TFAS.org.

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Simon Hankinson is a senior research fellow in the Border Security and Immigration Center at The Heritage Foundation.

From 1999–2023, he was a Foreign Service Officer serving in India, Fiji, Ghana, Slovakia, Togo, Washington, D.C., Marseille and Nairobi. Prior to entering the State Department, Hankinson worked as a lawyer in London and then taught history, English and drama at a private school in Miami.

Hankinson holds a master’s degree in modern history from St. Andrews, Scotland, a degree from the College of Law in London and a master’s degree in international security affairs from the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

Originally from London, England, he now resides in Virginia with his wife.


The “Liberty + the Future: NYC Alumni Lecture Series” is an exclusive opportunity for TFAS alumni and friends in the New York area to think critically about the ideas and issues that impact a free society while connecting with fellow alumni leaders who are passionate about creating a brighter and more prosperous future.

Each event features liberty thought leaders to speak on issues related to free enterprise, economic and political liberty, limited government and individual responsibility. Each lecture is followed by a reception, allowing attendees to continue the discussion and network with fellow alumni peer leaders in the New York area.

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

TFAS is more than just a standalone program: it’s a journey with academic opportunities available from high school all the way through to the professional level. We know that TFAS alumni grow into influential leaders who think critically about the world around them and seek opportunities to grow and expand both their networks and knowledge so they can have a greater impact on society.

Learn more about the event series here. View photos from the April event here.

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