From The American Conservative:

On behalf of my colleagues here at The American Conservative and at the Center for the Study of Statesmanship at the Catholic University of America, I’m thrilled to announce the inaugural class of fellows for the TAC & CSS Constitutional Fellows Program.

The Constitutional Fellows Program seeks to fill a crucial need here in Washington: training future policy professionals in an authentic vision of the principles of the U.S. Constitution–and the entire view of human nature, society, politics, morality, and culture that it assumes. Throughout the next few months, fellows will engage these themes through foundational works of the American and Western tradition by thinkers as varied as St. Thomas Aquinas, George Washington, Russell Kirk, John Quincy Adams, Wendell Berry, and Christopher Lasch, among many others.

We are fortunate to have such a distinguished group join us for this inaugural year, which kicks off with the first session this Friday on “The Moral and Cultural Context of American Constitutionalism.” You can read more about this exceptional cohort below. Please join me in welcoming our inaugural class of the Constitutional Fellows Program.

Clare Basil is a fellow at the R Street Institute’s Civil Society, Education and Work program. She is also a fellow with the Public Interest Fellowship and an aluma of the Hudson Political Studies Program, The Tertio Millenio Seminar and the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. She holds a BA in political philosophy from the University of Dallas, where she graduated magna cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She originally hails from Annapolis, MD.

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