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Meet TFAS Students: Attend Our Summer Program Events In Washington, D.C.


Our summer programs are in full swing in Washington, D.C. Right now, more than 280 undergraduate college students and 42 law students are studying the ideas of freedom, free markets and founding principles in our nation’s capital through TFAS programs.

Although they have been here for less than a month, students have already visited the U.S. Supreme Court to discuss originalism with Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, toured the monuments on the National Mall, volunteered at local D.C. nonprofits for our annual Service Saturday and attended lectures with Sen. Rand Paul, economist Walter Williams and former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela Otto Reich.

Journalism students enjoy an awards breakfast at the National Press Club. The awards honored the top reporting in economics, investigative and collegiate journalism of 2014.
Journalism students enjoy an awards breakfast at the National Press Club. The awards honored the top reporting in economics, investigative and collegiate journalism of 2014.

All of this is just the beginning – there are still many more opportunities for our students to deepen their understanding of our founding principles this summer. As a supporter and friend, we invite you to attend one or more of our events to meet our students and to see first hand how we are teaching freedom to a future generation of leaders.

If you’d like to attend an event listed below, please contact Vice President of Development Ed Turner at 202.986.0384 or eturner@TFAS.org.

Capitol Hill Lecture Series: 
Free Markets, Individual Liberty and Civil Society
TFAS has once again teamed up with Sen. Rand Paul to host the Capitol Hill Lecture series. Sen. Paul and TFAS launched the program three years ago to offer an alternative to the congressional intern lectures that rarely expose students to the ideas of free-market economics or limited government. This year’s series, “Free Markets, Individual Liberty and Civil Society,” is generously sponsored by the Einhorn Family Foundation. Sen. Paul will introduce each speaker of this summer’s series.

Remaining lectures this summer include:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Noon: Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt, Chair in Political Economy at American Enterprise Institute

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Noon: Timothy Sandefur, Principal Attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation

Constitutional Leadership Seminar with Donald Devine
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
TFAS Grewcock Senior Scholar Donald Devine will lead TFAS students in a discussion of the Constitution and the values of America’s founding fathers. Devine served as President Ronald Reagan’s civil service director during the president’s first term in office. During that time, the Washington Post labeled him Reagan’s “terrible swift sword of the civil service” for cutting bureaucrats and reducing billions in spending. Click here to learn more about Senior Scholar Devine and his Constitutional Leadership Seminars.

Lunch Discussion with Attorney Bruce Fein
Tuesday, July 8 at 12:30 p.m.
Fein was associate deputy attorney general and general counsel to the Federal Communications Commission under President Ronald Reagan. He served as research director for Republicans on the Joint Congressional Committee on Covert Arms Sales to Iran and on the American Bar Association’s Committee on Presidential Signing Statements. He has been a visiting fellow for constitutional studies at the Heritage Foundation and an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

Lev Dobriansky Lecture on Political Economy with David Rivkin, Constitutional Law Attorney at Baker Hostetler
Tuesday, July 8 at 7 p.m.
Attorney David Rivkin will deliver the 2014 Lev Dobrianskly Lecture on Political Economy. Rivkin is a partner at Baker Hostetler LLP and is a member of the firm’s litigation, international and environmental groups and he co-chairs the firm’s appellate and major motions team. He has extensive experience in constitutional, administrative and international law litigation. He has been involved in numerous high-profile cases.

Briefing at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals with Judge Douglas Ginsburg 
Wednesday, July 9 at 1 p.m.
Law students participating in the TFAS Legal Studies Institute will meet with Judge Douglas Ginsburg at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Ginsburg was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. He served as its chief judge from July 2001 – February 2008, and took senior status in October 2011.

Walter Judd Freedom Award Ceremony and Reception
Monday, July 14, 2014, 7 – 9 p.m.
TFAS will present Dr. Alejandro Chafuen, president of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, with the 2014 Walter Judd Freedom Award on Monday, July 14. TFAS students attending the Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES) and the Institute on Economics and International Affairs (IEIA) will attend the event to learn from Dr. Chafuen’s acceptance remarks. Click here to learn more about the event and the Walter Judd Freedom Award.

U.S. Summer Programs Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10 – 11:30 a.m. 
TFAS will celebrate the graduation of its newest class of future leader as they transition from students to TFAS alumni. Outstanding student leaders from each institute will deliver testimonial remarks.



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