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Capitol Hill Lecture Series


Students gather to speak one-on-one with economist Peter Schiff following a Capitol Hill Lecture.

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 face-to-face with prominent leaders advancing the cause for freedom.

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.

“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 2017 Capitol Hill Lecture Series is coming to a close, but we are looking forward to the 2018 series featuring prominent speakers and defenders of liberty. Check back often for updates on the upcoming lectures. If you have any questions about the series, please contact Jane Mack at or 202.986.0384.


Tuesday, June 13
Sen. Rand Paul, U.S. Senator from Kentucky;
“Famine, War, Economic Freedom and Property Rights”

Thursday, June 22
Neal B. Freeman Lecture
Judge Andrew Napolitano, Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News
“Intrinsic Freedoms and Constitutional Protections”

Wednesday, June 28
Randy Barnett, Georgetown Law Center Professor of Legal Theory
“From Bork to Gorsuch: How Originalism Was Mainstreamed”

Tuesday, July 11
Matt Kibbe, president of Free the People
“Socialism Kills”

Tuesday, July 25
Sen. Mike Lee, U.S. Senator from Utah
“Serving Others in the Private Sector”