John Wesley Reid

Program: Budapest Fellowship Program

Year: 2023/24

Host Institution: MCC School of Law

Research Focus: Free Speech and Religious Freedom

Quote: “After hearing about Hungary’s history and how much resilience the people of Hungary have, there was no segue in interest. I was quickly very interested in learning more, and eventually, it led to my participation with the Budapest Fellowship.”

Read his introduction here:

John Wesley Reid is a native of Southern California who never took interest in a political career as a youth. But after studying political science at Biola University and theology at Liberty University just south of Washington D.C., he realized the imperative need for Christians in the political sphere.

In 2017, John moved to Washington D.C., as a producer with the Christian Broadcasting Network. In this capacity, he focused on the Supreme Court, free speech, and the intersection of faith values in legislation. In his journalism career, John has covered landmark Supreme Court cases such as Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado, Dobbs v. Jackson Whole Women’s Health, 303 Creative v. Elenis, and several more. John has interviewed many members of Congress and political influencers such as Ben Shapiro, Michael Knowles, Megan Basham, Andrew Klavan, and Kristen Waggoner, among many others.

As a community of law students and lawyers who are open to the world and ready to take action, the MCC School of Law strives to prepare students with extensive social connections and social commitments for a successful career in law. They operate a multi-year, comprehensive professional training and talent development system that delivers a meaningful and exciting academic experience.

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