The Tully Center for Free Speech


Audrey Burian –  Special Project Assistant

Audrey Burian

As the special project assistant at the Newhouse School, Burian lends support to faculty members who are working on special projects. Her job is multifaceted as she helps facilitate a diverse array of events and programs at the Newhouse School. She has worked for the Tully Center since it was established in 2006 and it is now one of the primary components of her position.

Edy Semaan – Research Assistant

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Edy Semaan is a journalist with a keen interest in global politics and governance and a focus on the Middle East region. He is currently a master’s student in Public Diplomacy, a dual degree program offered jointly by the Newhouse School and the Maxwell School. Edy has previously contributed to The Daily Star Lebanon, The Equinox, and MTV Lebanon. He is also a State alumnus and a co-founder of global youth news organization Global Young Voices.

Mary Catalfamo – Undergraduate Representative

Mary Catalfamo is a dual newspaper and online journalism and English and textual studies major at Syracuse University. A reader and writer, she’s invested in keeping the language of journalistic pieces honest and precise.