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.

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


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.

Ron Paul

Chairman and Founder

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.

Daniel McAdams

Executive Director

Adam worked from 2003 through 2013 as a legislative aide for Rep. Ron Paul. Previously, he was a member of the Wisconsin State Board of Elections, a co-manager of Ed Thompson’s 2002 Wisconsin governor campaign, and a lawyer in New York and Connecticut.

Adam Dick

Senior Fellow


Rep. John Duncan, Jr., represented the 2nd Congressional District of Tennessee in the US House of Representatives.

Rep. John Duncan, Jr.

Mr. Heavin is a Texas businessman, philanthropist, and filmmaker. He founded and was CEO of the fitness chain Curves International.

Gary Heavin

Dennis John Kucinich is an American politician. A U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1997 to 2013, he was also a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States in 2004 and 2008.

Dennis Kucinich

Mr. Massie represents Kentucky’s 4th Congressional district. With a Master of Science from MIT, Massie was a successful inventor and businessman before being elected to the US House of Representatives.

Rep. Thomas Massie

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.”

Judge Andrew Napolitano

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.

Llewellyn Rockwell, Jr.

Mr. Stockman represented Michigan’s 4th congressional district in the US House of Representatives. He served as President Reagan’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Later, he pursued a successful career on Wall Street and in business.

David Stockman


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).

Prof. Mark Almond

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.

Michael Scheuer

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).

Dr. Louis Fisher

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).

Dr. John Laughland

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).

Prof. Flynt 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).

Prof. Hillary Mann Leverett

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

Eric Margolis

Prof. Ryn is Professor of Politics, former department chair, and Director of the Center for the Study of Statesmanship at The Catholic University of America. He is the editor of Humanitas. His many books include The New Jacobinism (1991; 2011), America the Virtuous (2003), and the novel A Desperate Man (2014)

Prof. Claes Ryn



Rep. Walter Jones, Jr., represented the 6th Congressional District of North Carolina in the US House of Representatives.


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


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).