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Capitol Hill Lecture Series


Students gather to speak one-on-one with Economist Peter Schiff following a Capitol Hill lecture.

The Capitol Hill Lecture Series on “Free Markets, Individual Liberty and Civil Society” is a free educational opportunity for Washington, D.C. interns to hear firsthand from today’s leaders in liberty. The annual series is held in partnership with the office of Senator Rand Paul and made possible through the generous support of the Einhorn Family Foundation.

This one-of-a-kind series is open to all interns – not just TFAS students – and attracts more than 1,000 interns each year, putting young people fact-to-face with prominent leaders advancing the cause for freedom.

“The series inspired me to do what these people do. The speakers are really at the top of their field fighting for these values and the free market. We all have dreams to be leaders when we grow up. What’s cool is to see the people who are paving the way for us to be the next generation of leaders, and it’s great to hear from them on how we can contribute to the cause.”
– Austin Sheehy (ICPES 15)

The 2016 Capitol Hill Lecture Series has ended. Information and registration for the 2017 series will be announced in spring of 2017. If you have any questions about the series, please contact Jane Mack at or 202.986.0384.


“Free Markets, Individual Liberty & Civil Society”
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky

“Do We Still Have a Constitution?”

By Judge Andrew Napolitano, Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News

“How John Roberts Gave Us Donald Trump”
By Randy Barnett, Professor of Legal Theory, Georgetown Law Center

“Free Trade vs. Protectionism”
By Larry Reed, President, Foundation for Economic Education

“The Philosophic Fight for the Future of America”
By John Allison, retired CEO, Cato Institute and BB&T