FIRE is thrilled to announce that we have added another outstanding employee to our team. Akil Alleyne has joined as our new research and program associate. Akil’s passion for free speech is what led him to FIRE.
Born in Toronto, Canada and raised in Montreal, Akil is a 2008 graduate of Princeton University and a 2013 graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. His major areas of study were constitutional and international law with a particular focus on federalism, foreign policy, separation of powers, and civil liberties. An award-winning public speaker and debater since high school, and a member of Cardozo Law School’s Moot Court Honor Society, Akil has a natural passion for free speech. He contributed to on-campus public discourse as a discussion group leader at Princeton’s chapter of Sustained Dialogue, as a member of its International Relations Council, and as president of Cardozo’s chapter of the Federalist Society. Akil’s writing has been published by PolicyMic and Montreal’s political commentary journal The Métropolitain. In his spare time, Akil enjoys spending time with old friends and making new ones; reading works of history and historical fiction; discussing politics and philosophy; and watching crime dramas, reality TV, and the work of the great chef Gordon Ramsay.
Akil will be one of our inaugural staffers based in our new Washington, D.C., office. In addition to his research duties, Akil will be taking the lead planning several important events. We are thrilled to have him join the FIRE team!