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Prominent Leaders to Address Washington’s Interns in Annual Capitol Hill Lecture Series


As thousands of rising young leaders gain experience as interns in the nation’s capital this summer, they will have the opportunity to enhance their internship experience by learning new ideas at the Capitol Hill Lecture Series. Hosted by The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) and the Office of Senator Rand Paul, this annual series features prominent business, congressional and judicial leaders speaking on topics surrounding “Free Markets, Individual Liberty and Civil Society.”

TFAS Senior Scholar Donald J. Boudreaux, a senior fellow at the Mercatus Center, speaks to interns at a 2018 lecture.

The program attracts 1,500 students each year, putting young people face-to-face with prominent leaders who are advancing the cause for freedom. 

Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano kicks off the 2019 series on Thursday, June 13, with a discussion titled “Do We Still Have a Constitution?” During the lecture, Napolitano will share exciting anecdotes and insights from his nearly 20 years of reporting on government misconduct and waste.

Following each lecture, interns have the unique opportunity for a Q&A style discussion with the speakers, allowing them even more direct access to today’s leaders in liberty.

Students listen during a 2018 Capitol Hill Lecture.

Made possible through the generous support of the Einhorn Family Foundation, the Capitol Hill Lecture Series is open to all Washington, D.C., interns and provides a platform for them to network with other students while exploring ideas related to economic freedom and limited government.

Please visit TFAS.org/CHLS19 to register for the 2019 Capitol Hill Lecture Series. Registration for the individual lectures opens 10 days before each event. Please contact Jane Mack at jmack@TFAS.org or 202.986.0384 with questions about the series.


Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Mike Lee speak to interns during a 2018 Capitol Hill Lecture.

Thursday, June 13
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Hart Senate Office Building – Room 216

Thursday, June 20
Johan Norberg, Author and Documentary Filmmaker and Senior Fellow at Cato Institute
Topic: No Bernie, Scandinavia is Not Socialist!
1-2 p.m. | Dirksen Senate Office Building – Room G50

Thursday, July 11
Sidney Powell, Author of “Licensed to Lie”
Topic: What it Really Means to be a Federal Prosecutor
12-1 p.m. | Russell Senate Office Building – Room 325, Kennedy Caucus Room

Thursday, July 18
Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis, U.S. Army, (retired), Senior Fellow & Military Expert, Defense Priorities
Topic: The Cold War is Dead: We need a new guiding philosophy for the realities of the 21st Century
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Russell Senate Office Building – Room 325, Kennedy Caucus Room

Thursday, July 25
Judge Andrew Napolitano, Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News (tentative)
Topic: Do We Still Have a Constitution?
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Hart Senate Office Building – Room 902

*Please note: due to schedule changes, the series has been updated. 

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