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    The Acton Institute announced today that Stephanie Slade, senior editor at Reason, the magazine of "free minds and free markets," has joined the Acton Institute as a fellow in liberal studies.

    “After years of attending and speaking at Acton events, I'm thrilled to be joining the team in a more formal capacity and looking forward to exploring new ways to bolster the intellectual foundations of a free society,” Slade said.

    Prior to joining Reason, Slade worked as a speechwriter, a pollster, and a regular contributor to U.S. News and World Report. In 2013, she was named a finalist for the Bastiat Prize for Journalism. In 2016, she was selected as a Robert Novak Journalism Fellow. She's a proud graduate of the University of Florida, where she studied economics and political science.

    “I’m delighted that Stephanie has joined us as a fellow in liberal studies,” said Stephen Barrows, Chief Operating Officer at the Acton Institute. “Stephanie’s trenchant analysis of our modern socio-political turbulence shows the enduring applicability of classical liberal ideas, and we’re privileged to have her on our team.”

    About the Acton Institute

    The Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, ecumenical think tank located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Founded in 1990, the Institute works internationally to “promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles.” For more information, visit

    Interviews with Acton Institute staff may be arranged by contacting Eric Kohn, Director of Marketing & Communications, at (616) 454-3080 or at [email protected].