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Liberty + Leadership News: June 24


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TFAS and Sen. Rand Paul Begin 10th Annual Capitol Hill Lecture Series

Senator Rand Paul addresses more than 400 interns at the first lecture of 2022.

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) and the Office of Senator Rand Paul are proud to host the 10th annual Capitol Hill Lecture Series for Washington, D.C., interns.  

Through this one-of-a-kind lecture series, hundreds of D.C.-area interns, including Capitol Hill interns and TFAS students, have the unique opportunity to meet with distinguished leaders advancing the cause for freedom.  

The annual series on “Free Markets, Individual Liberty and Civil Society” is a free educational opportunity for interns to hear insights from today’s leaders in liberty. The Einhorn Family Foundation generously sponsors this series.

The summer 2022 events kicked off on Wednesday, June 15, with a powerful lecture by Sen. Paul. The senator made the case for less government and more liberty to a packed house of more than 400 interns. 

Learn more about the series at TFAS.org/CHLS2022.

Students from North Carolina and Estonia Selected to Receive Prestigious DeJoy-Woś Scholarships

Louis DeJoy, North Carolina business leader and current U.S. Postmaster General, his wife and former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Estonia Dr. Aldona Woś, and The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) announced the names of this year’s DeJoy-Woś Family Foundation Scholarship recipients. Hailing from colleges and universities in North Carolina and Estonia, the students have received full tuition and housing scholarships to attend TFAS programs this summer.

Nine students, eight of whom attend North Carolina colleges and universities and one who attends university in Estonia, have been selected to benefit from the scholarships: Margaret Cook, Mackenzie Hansen and Natalie McCormick were selected from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and David Gust, Laura Holley and Emma Zubak were selected from Duke University. The remaining students were Elizabeth Smith of the University of North Carolina at CharlotteHailey Spratt of High Point University, and Eva Lennuk of the University of Tartu.

As part of a five-year gift funded through the Louis DeJoy and Aldona Woś Family Foundation, $100,000 in scholarships were awarded to students with ties to North Carolina or Estonia. DeJoy and Woś have generously provided financial assistance for students attending TFAS summer programs for more than 15 years.

Learn more about this year’s scholarship recipients and the generous support from the Louis DeJoy and Aldona Woś Family Foundation at TFAS.org/DeJoyWos22.

Video of the Week

This week, TFAS and Sen. Rand Paul continued the 2022 Capitol Hill Lecture Series. Professor Jonathan Turley, Shapiro Chair for Public Interest Law at George Washington University, shared an insightful discussion titled “Dangerous Times for the Least Dangerous Branch: The Supreme Court in the Age of Rage.” Watch the video below to see what Turley says are the most pressing issues of our nation and how youth can come together to solve society’s problems.


Post of the Week

This week, TFAS alumni and congressmen Rep. David Rouzer ’93, ’94 of North Carolina and Rep. David Kustoff ’89 of Tennessee shared advice with TFAS students on Capitol Hill.



Firas Maksad ’01 and Ayham Kamel ’03, ’04 are interviewed together on this NPR clip about the possible presidential visit to Saudi Arabia.

Carrie Sheffield ’06, Novak ’06, testified before the Economic and Congressional Subcommittee on how inflation hurts Americans. Watch the highlights on Twitter.

TFAS professor Dr. Donald Boudreaux writes for the American Institute for Economic Research on the magic of market economies.

Glynis Gilio, Law ’19, began a new job as an associate attorney at Dhillon Law Group Inc.

Robby Soave, Novak ’17, was interviewed on CNN about his take on misinformation policies.

Sarah Westwood, Novak ’15, analyzes the urban exodus that began during the pandemic and has continued for the past two and a half years in an article for the Washington Examiner.

Rym Momtaz ’05, ’07 is now a consultant research fellow for European Foreign Policy and Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

TFAS Trustee M. Peter McPherson discusses how Pell grants have transformed the lives of millions of college students for decades in an article for Forbes.

This year’s CFA Capital Market Awards is set to feature Gabriella Kusz ’02, CEO of the Global Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency Association (DCA) and deputy chair of the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) Regulator Working Group, as the keynote speaker.

After 20 years on Capitol Hill, Paul Sass ’00 is now the senior vice president of Cassidy and Associates.

TFAS Regent Joe Lai ’01, PPF ’07, writes about why he supports Lanhee Chen for Controller of California in The Opinion Pages.

Jonathan McGee ’12, PPF ’14, is featured in an employee spotlight by the Illinois Department of Transportation for his hard work there.

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