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ABOUT THE INSTITUTE

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity is a project of Dr. Paul’s Foundation for Rational Economics and Education (F.R.E.E.), founded in the 1970s as an educational organization. The Institute continues and expands Dr. Paul’s lifetime of public advocacy for a peaceful foreign policy and the protection of civil liberties at home.

The Institute mobilizes colleagues and collaborators of Dr. Paul’s to participate in a broad coalition to educate and advocate for fundamental changes in our foreign and domestic policy.

A prosperous America is profoundly linked to a foreign policy rooted in peaceful relations and trade with all. With peace, comes real prosperity.

Ron Paul’s real legacy in his writing, teaching, and in politics is his success bringing people of very different backgrounds and perspectives together under the common cause of peace, individual liberties, and prosperity. His institute energetically continues this kind of “coalition-building” in all aspects of its work. The Institute board is itself one of the best examples of how broad a coalition can come together and work for the same shared goals and values.

First and foremost a resource for supporters, the Institute provides timely news and provocative analysis through its engaging website. Features such as “Congress Alert” and “Neo-Con Watch” bring to life the latest threats to our liberties at home and abroad in a capsule format. Longer features and press analysis, as well as blog posts, regularly appear, giving the Institute the character of an online magazine.

The Institute places special emphasis on education and on the next generations, with a foreign policy summer school for university students studying international affairs and journalism.

It will aggressively promote student writing on foreign affairs on its website and will launch a student writing award program to recognize the best of college journalism.

Ron Paul

Chairman and Founder Ron Paul

The Ron Paul Institute will provide the tools and the education to chart a new course with the understanding that only through a peaceful foreign policy can we hope for a prosperous tomorrow.
After a decade of US war against Iraq and Afghanistan, American public opinion is clearly turning against the wars. Barely half still support the war on Afghanistan and a clear majority now oppose the Iraq war.

Executive Director Daniel McAdams

Daniel served as the foreign affairs, civil liberties, and defense policy advisor to U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, MD (R-Texas) from 2001 until Dr. Paul’s retirement at the end of 2012. From 1993-1999 he worked as a journalist based in Budapest, Hungary, and traveled through the former communist bloc as a human rights monitor and election observer.

ADVISORY BOARD

John Duncan
REP. JOHN DUNCAN, JR.

Rep. John Duncan, Jr., represents the 2nd Congressional District of Tennessee in the US House of Representatives.
Walter Jones
REP. WALTER JONES, JR.

Rep. Walter Jones, Jr., represents the 6th Congressional District of North Carolina in the US House of Representatives.
Dennis Kucinich
DENNIS KUCINICH

Mr. Kucinich, the former US Representative from Ohio’s 10th Congressional district, is a leading antiwar and pro-civil liberties voice.
Andrew Napolitano
JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO

Judge Napolitano is Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News Channel. He has published five books, including NY Times Bestseller, "Lies the Government Told You: Myth, Power, and Deception in American History.”
Lew Rockwell
LLEWELLYN ROCKWELL, JR.

Mr. Rockwell is the founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, AL. He is founder of the top libertarian website LewRockwell.com.
Faith Whittlesey
FAITH WHITTLESEY

Ambassador Whittlesey was U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland under Ronald Reagan from 1981–83 and again from 1985-88. She is Chairman Emeritus of the American Swiss Foundation.

ACADEMIC BOARD

Mark Almond
PROF. MARK ALMOND

Prof. Almond is a Lecturer in Modern History at Oriel College, Oxford and at Bilkent University in Turkey. He is the author of Revolution: 500 Years of Struggle for Change (1996).
Walter Block
PROF. WALTER BLOCK

Prof. Block is a professor and chair of economics, college of business administration, at Loyola University.
Louis Fisher
DR. LOUIS FISHER

Dr. Fisher is Scholar in Residence, The Constitution Project. Previously he worked for four decades at the Library of Congress as Senior Specialist in Separation of Powers (Congressional Research Service, from 1970 to 2006) and Specialist in Constitutional Law (the Law Library, from 2006 to 2010).
Robert Higgs
PROF. ROBERT HIGGS

Prof. Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy at The Independent Institute. He is author of Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government (1987).
John Laughland
DR. JOHN LAUGHLAND

Dr. Laughland is Director of Studies at the Institute of Democracy and Cooperation in Paris. He is the author of A History of Political Trials from Charles I to Saddam Hussein (2008).
Flynt Leverett
PROF. FLYNT LEVERETT

Prof. Leverett is a professor at Pennsylvania State University’s School of International Affairs and a Visiting Scholar at Peking University’s School of International Studies. He is co-author of Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic (2013).
Hillary Mann Leverett
PROF. HILLARY MANN LEVERETT

Prof. Leverett is Senior Professorial Lecturer at the American University in Washington, DC and a Visiting Scholar at Peking University in Beijing, China. She is co-author of Going to Tehran: Why the United States Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic (2013).
Eric Margolis
ERIC MARGOLIS

Mr. Margolis is an award winning international affairs writer and columnist. He is the author of American Raj: America and the Muslim World (2009).
Claes Ryn
PROF. CLAES RYN

Prof. Ryn is Professor of Politics and former department chair at The Catholic University of America. He is Chairman of the National Humanities Institute and President of the Academy of Philosophy and Letters. His books include The New Jacobinism (1991; 2011). His most recent book is the novel A Desperate Man.
Michael Scheuer
MICHAEL SCHEUER

Dr. Scheuer is a former CIA intelligence officer and Chief of the Bin Laden Unit. He is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies.
Butler Shaffer
PROF. BUTLER SHAFFER

Prof. Shaffer is a professor of Law, Southwestern Law School. He is the author of The Wizards of Ozymandias: Reflections on the Decline & Fall (2012).
Lawrence Wilkerson
COL. LAWRENCE WILKERSON

Col. Wilkerson is Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy, College of William & Mary. He is the former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell.