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Liberty + Leadership News: November 4


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High School Students Learn the Economic Way of Thinking

Teacher and student participants work together to complete activity.

This summer a record number of high school students participated in TFAS’s high school residential week-long programs through the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE). These programs exposed 928 students from 29 countries to the economic way of thinking on domestic and global issues. Throughout their journey, students acquired the skills they will need to become effective leaders.

Through TFAS’s Teacher Programs, educators had the chance to enhance their knowledge further. This past summer, more than 200 teachers of economics, social studies, civics, history and government attended in-person and virtual programs, to learn how to become more effective educators. After completing the program, teachers can confidently return home with fresh lesson plans for their students.

Read more about the record-breaking summer here.

Joe Sabia on Creating Work You Love

Joe Sabia ’05 is the creative director of Studio Sabia and a renowned digital content creator. As SVP of Creative Development at Condé Nast, Joe created Vogue Magazine’s 73 Questions while growing Condé Nast’s cumulative YouTube audience from 1.5M to 46M subscribers. Joe is a 2005 alumnus of TFAS’s Prague Program and is a graduate of Boston College.

In this week’s Liberty and Leadership Podcast, Roger and Joe discuss his TFAS experience in Prague, skydiving and rooming with “George from Georgia” (the country not the state), driving from London to Mongolia for charity, how Joe got started producing YouTube content in college, working with people you like, creating 73 Questions for Vogue Magazine, owning a pizza restaurant, and how Joe won the international pun championship.




Ibrahim Al-Marashi ’01, writes about “Patriarchy, Power, and Protests in Iran” for IE University.

Mark Schoeff ’89 won an Eppy Award for his “D.C. INsider” series as best news/political blog.

Juan Meija ’14 is now a government relations manager for LobbyIt.

Preston James Ross ’19 is the new senior executive manager for All Voting is Local.

Jackson Still ’21 is a new staff assistant for Representative Lizzie Fletcher of Texas.

Leslie Corbly ’14 writes about a lawsuit focusing on blurry lines between social media and government for the Daily Caller.

David Bader ’16 has started this month as press secretary for Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska.

The Tennessee Star featured TFAS Outreach Fellow Jorge Galicia speaking to college students on his ‘Truth About Socialism’ tour.

The Washington Post published a letter by TFAS professor Dr. Donald Boudreaux on the Fed’s failure to protect the value of the dollar.

Carine Hajjar, Rago ’22, writes about the sad state of affairs with criminal activity going unchecked on NYC subways

Dr. Nukhet Sandal ’04 will be the fall commencement speaker at Ohio University.

Faith Bottum, Rago ’21, writes about faith and Halloween for The Wall Street Journal.

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