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

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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 attend the series each year, putting young people face-to-face with prominent leaders advancing the cause for freedom.

Students gather to ask Dr. Walter Williams, the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, questions following a TFAS Capitol Hill Lecture.

Sen. Rand Paul says the goal of the series is to introduce the ideas that our country was founded upon to a wide-range of current and future leaders. “We try to bring in speakers that are interesting, who talk about capitalism and free markets and what made our country great and how we can keep it that way,” says Sen. Paul.

Discussing these ideas are big names typically inaccessible to young people including Judge Andrew Napolitano of Fox News and CEO John Mackey of Whole Foods. The series is free and open to all, bringing the ideas of liberty to a broad audience of young leaders and the offices of both Republican and Democratic members.

The series is made possible through the generous support of the Einhorn Family Foundation. TFAS professor Dr. Don Boudreaux kicks off the 2018 summer series on Wednesday, June 13 with a discussion on “Separating Economic Fact from Fantasy and Economic Logic from Illusion.”

Please visit TFAS.org/CHLS18 to register for the 2018 Capitol Hill Lecture Series. Registration for the individual lectures opens 10 days before each event. If you have any questions about the series, please contact Jane Mack at jmack@TFAS.org or 202.986.0384.

Wednesday, June 13

Dr. Don Boudreaux, Professor, George Mason University
Topic: “Separating Economic Fact from Fantasy and Economic Logic from Illusion”

Thursday, June 21

Judge Andrew Napolitano, Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News
Topic: “Do We Still Have a Constitution?”

Tuesday, June 26

U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and U.S. Senator Mike Lee of Utah

Thursday, July 19

John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods Market
Topic: “Conscious Capitalism”

Tuesday, July 24

U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon

Register Today

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