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Novak Fellow Robby Soave Extols Virtues of Debate and Free Speech to TFAS Students

When debate dies, who loses? Robby Soave (Novak 17), associate editor at Reason.com and 2017 TFAS Robert Novak Journalism Fellow, tackled this question during the first TFAS all-institute lecture of our 2018 U.S. Summer Programs. Pulling from his experience…

TFAS Alumnus Bridges Polish and American Freedom Movements

Speak to TFAS alumnus Jacek Spendel (AIPES 08, CSF 09) for even a moment and his passion for liberty and his motivation to serve as a bridge between his home nation of Poland and the United States are clear. From serving as president of a liberty-focused club…

TFAS Welcomes 350+ Young Leaders to DC with Message of ‘Inversity’

“This is an experience to have open minds!” – That was the advice of Welcome Ceremony speaker Karith Foster as students began day one of their TFAS Journey on Monday, June 4, 2018. More than 350 young leaders from across the U.S. and around the globe…

Annual Capitol Hill Lecture Series Brings Ideas of Liberty to Future Leaders

Seven years ago, TFAS joined forces with the Office of Sen. Rand Paul to launch a one-of-kind lecture series that brings the ideas of free markets, individual liberty and civil society to future leaders interning on Capitol Hill. Today, more than 1,000 interns…

Lee Edwards Shares His Life In Pursuit of Liberty with TFAS

TFAS regent emeritus Dr. Lee Edwards shared spirited stories from his life and new memoir “Just Right: A Life in Pursuit of Liberty” at a packed TFAS Headquarters in April. TFAS students, alumni, supporters and friends gathered to hear from and meet…

TFAS Welcomes New Alumni Council Members

Eleven outstanding alumni leaders were elected to the TFAS Alumni Council this March. As alumni of eight different TFAS undergraduate institutes and with strong participation in fellowships and continuing education programs, these new additions are excellent…

Introducing the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Award Recipients

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is pleased to announce the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship award recipients. Our 2018 Fellows are Tim Alberta (Novak 18) of Politico Magazine, Christine Emba (Novak 18) of The Washington Post, Scott Greer (Novak…

Public Policy Fellows Discuss America’s First Freedoms at Winter Retreat

This spring, the TFAS Public Policy Fellows are engaging in conversations on energy policy, criminal justice reform and principles of freedom as they continue the year-long academic and networking program in Washington, D.C. In February, the cohort participated…

Young Leaders Learn Fundamentals of Freedom in Latin America

Hailing from 15 countries and four continents, 50 young leaders convened at the University of the Andes (UANDES) in Santiago, Chile for the 10th annual TFAS Institute for Leadership in the Americas (ILA). From Jan. 6-20, 2018, these TFAS students were fully…

TFAS Names Dr. Anne Bradley as Academic Director

TFAS is pleased to announce that Dr. Anne Bradley has been named the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and TFAS academic director. The new full-time position at TFAS is thanks to a generous campaign gift by longtime supporters George and…