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 series 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.
On June 22, the series continued as Professor Johnathan Turley, the Shapiro Chair for Public Interest Law at George Washington University, shared his thoughts on “Dangerous Times for the Least Dangerous Branch: The Supreme Court in the Age of Rage.” He provided a nuanced analysis of the way opposing political parties can come together to produce ethical outcomes that generate the most good for the most people.
TFAS Public Policy + Economics student Kelly Panlaqui ’22 called Professor Turley’s remarks “very eye-opening,” and she said the lecture elicited new perspectives she had not considered before.
Allison Clay ’22, another student participating in the Public Policy + Economics program track, said the lecture showed her the importance of initiating open discussion and dialogue to explore new ideas.
“I think that fostering an environment for deliberation and conversation is what is important for both sides – the left and the right – for people to come together and not be so far apart like we are today,” she said.
This summer’s series will continue with three more events featuring Lawrence W. Reed, Dr. Scott Atlas and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, and John Mackey. Visit TFAS.org/CHLS to learn more about future events, and watch the lectures thus far below.
Senator Rand Paul
Sen. Paul kicked off the 2022 Capitol Hill Lecture Series on June 15 with a discussion on the current state of American politics, the harm incurred when individuals and politicians overlook the importance of civil dialogue and reaching across the aisle to generate real change.
Watch to the full lecture:
Professor Jonathan Turley
Professor Johnathan Turley, the Shapiro Chair for Public Interest Law at George Washington University, shared his insight at the second Capitol Hill Lecture on June 22 with a discussion titled “Dangerous Times for the Least Dangerous Branch: The Supreme Court in the Age of Rage.”
Watch to the full lecture: