The Institute for Free Speech is excited to announce that Alec Greven is joining the organization as a Research Fellow.
Alec previously worked at IFS for two summers as a Research Intern and now joins IFS full-time after completing his Master of Public Policy at the University of Oxford. While in Oxford, Alec conducted original research on international legal protections for free expression rights and strategies for digital content moderation that can preserve free expression online.
During his fellowship at the Institute, Alec will conduct original research and build a research portfolio on pressing First Amendment issues.
“Free expression is the most fundamental and important of all our constitutional values. It supports and preserves our system of free government. I am excited for the opportunity to defend these basic political rights for everyone and investigate where we are currently falling short of our country’s ideals,” Alec said.
Alec’s most recent research at the Institute documents the existing literature on the Supreme Court’s appearance of corruption legal standard from the Buckley v. Valeo decision. By surveying the existing social science literature and recent academic studies, Alec found that the legal assumptions supporting the vast majority of existing political contribution limits are unsupported. Alec has also authored reports analyzing the impact of the Citizens United decision on public corruption and voter turnout.
We look forward to more of Alec’s insights and contributions as a Research Fellow. Please join us in welcoming him to the team!