The Fund for American Studies
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Issues: Education, International, Philanthropy
Location: 1706 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington DC 20009 USA
The Fund for American Studies has been educating young leaders on the values of freedom, democracy and free-market economies since 1967. Eleven institutes around the world bring college students together for educational programs engaging them in a rigorous examination of economic concepts, political systems, and moral philosophy. Our goal is to prepare young people for honorable leadership by educating them in the theory, practice, and benefits of a free society.
Programs: The Fund for American Studies brings students together from throughout the United States and around the world to learn about the economic and political principles that have given the US unprecedented freedom and prosperity. The Fund's programs educate over 700 students each year. These programs include six Institutes in Washington, DC, with fall and spring semester programs in addition to the summer programs. The Institutes consist of academic courses, internships, site briefings, and evening lectures at Georgetown University. There are also 5 international programs - two in Prague, two in Greece, and one in Hong Kong. The Prague institutes focus on American politics, economics, and transitions to democracy; the Greece institutes focus on political theory, economics, and conflict resolution; and the Hong Kong institute focuses on the interaction between economics and politics, and how developments in one area inevitably influence the other.
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I graduated from a Fund program and it was one of the best educational experiences available. Their leadership, especially Roger Ream, is world class and they help students understand the free enterprise system and the Founder's vision of our Federal form of government. I strongly recommend the Fund and support it as an alum.
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Just expand scope in the United States.