Political Thought & Philosophy

Alan M. Levine
Alan M. Levine

Alan M. Levine is Associate Professor of political theory in the Department of Government and the founding director of the Political Theory Institute at American University. He is also an Affiliate Associate Professor in AU’s Department of Philosophy.

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Allen C. Guelzo
Allen C. Guelzo

Dr. Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era, and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College.  He is the author of Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President, which won the Lincoln Prize for 2000.

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Bryan Garsten
Bryan Garsten

Bryan Garsten is Professor of Political Science at Yale University. He is the author of Saving Persuasion: A Defense of Rhetoric and Judgment (Harvard University Press, 2006).

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Catherine Zuckert
Catherine Zuckert

Catherine Zuckert is Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. She also currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Review of Politics. Zuckert writes primarily about the history of political philosophy and the relation between literature and politics.

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Darren Staloff
Darren Staloff

Darren Staloff is Professor of History at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Professor Staloff has published numerous papers and reviews on the subject of early American history.

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Diana Schaub
Diana Schaub

Diana J. Schaub is professor of political science at Loyola University Maryland. She is the author of Erotic Liberalism: Women and Revolution in Montesquieu’s “Persian Letters”, along with a number of book chapters and articles in the fields of political philosophy and American political thought.

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Harvey Mansfield
Harvey Mansfield

Harvey C. Mansfield is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Government at Harvard University. He was chairman of the Government Department from 1973 to 1977.

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James W. Ceaser
James W. Ceaser

James W. Ceaser is Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1976, and a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. He has written several books on American politics and political thought, including Presidential Selection and Liberal Democracy and Political Science.

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Joshua Mitchell
Joshua Mitchell

Joshua Mitchell is professor of political theory at Georgetown University. His research interest lies in the relationship between political thought and theology in the West.

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Leon R. Kass
Leon R. Kass

Leon R. Kass, M.D., is the Addie Clark Harding Professor Emeritus in the Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago and the Madden-Jewett Chair at AEI. He was the chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics from 2001 to 2005.

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Mark Blitz
Mark Blitz

Mark Blitz is Fletcher Jones Professor of Political Philosophy and Director of the Henry Salvatori Center at Claremont McKenna College. He served during the Reagan Administration as Associate Director of the United States Information Agency.

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Nathan Tarcov
Nathan Tarcov

Nathan Tarcov is a professor of social thought and political science at the University of Chicago. Professor Nathan Tarcov’s scholarly interests include history of political theory, education and family in political theory, and principles of U.S. foreign policy.

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Paul Cantor
Paul Cantor

Paul Cantor is the Clifton Waller Barrett Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Virginia. He has written on a wide range of subjects, including Shakespeare, Romanticism, Austrian economics, and contemporary popular culture.

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Peter Berkowitz
Peter Berkowitz

Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He studies and writes about, among other things, constitutional government, conservatism and progressivism in America, liberal education, national security and law, and Middle East politics.

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Robert C. Bartlett
Robert C. Bartlett

Robert C. Bartlett is the Behrakis Professor of Hellenic Political Studies at Boston College. His principal area of research is classical political philosophy, with particular attention to the thinkers of ancient Hellas, including Thucydides, Plato, Xenophon, and Aristotle.

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Ryan P. Hanley
Ryan P. Hanley

Ryan Patrick Hanley is the Mellon Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Marquette University. His research in the history of political philosophy focuses on the Enlightenment.

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Vickie Sullivan
Vickie Sullivan

Vickie Sullivan is a Professor of Political Science at Tufts University who teaches and studies political thought and philosophy. She also maintains teaching and research interests in politics and literature.

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William Kristol
William Kristol

William Kristol is editor of the Weekly Standard, which, together with Fred Barnes and John Podhoretz, he founded in 1995. Mr. Kristol has served as chief of staff to the Vice President of the United States and to the Secretary of Education.

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War & Foreign Affairs

Aaron Friedberg
Aaron Friedberg

Aaron L. Friedberg is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he has taught since 1987, and co-director of the Woodrow Wilson School’s Center for International Security Studies.

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Daniel Blumenthal
Daniel Blumenthal

Daniel Blumenthal is the director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on East Asian security issues and Sino-American relations.

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Elliott Abrams
Elliott Abrams

Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser in the administration of George W. Bush.

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Frederick W. Kagan
Frederick W. Kagan

Frederick W. Kagan, author of the 2007 report “Choosing Victory: A Plan for Success in Iraq,” is one of the intellectual architects of the successful “surge” strategy in Iraq.

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Gary Schmitt
Gary Schmitt

Gary Schmitt is the co-director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at AEI and the director of AEI’s Program on American Citizenship. Mr. Schmitt is a former staff director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Jakub J. Grygiel
Jakub J. Grygiel

Jakub Grygiel is Senior Fellow-in-Residence at the Center for European Policy Analysis. He has previously worked as a consultant for the OECD in Paris and the World Bank in Washington. He is author of Great Powers and Geopolitical Change.

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James M. Dubik
James M. Dubik

LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.) is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for the Study of War and a Professor at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program. General Dubik has extensive operational experience in Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Bosnia, Haiti, Panama, Honduras, and in many NATO countries.

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John R. Allen
John R. Allen

John R. Allen is a retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and former commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.

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Kimberly Kagan
Kimberly Kagan

Kimberly Kagan is the founder and president of the Institute for the Study of War. She is a military historian who has taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Yale, Georgetown, and American University.

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Lewis Libby
Lewis Libby

Lewis Libby is Senior Vice President of Hudson Institute. Before joining Hudson, Libby held several high level positions in the federal government related to his current work on national security and homeland security affairs.

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Michael Doran
Michael Doran

Michael Doran, an expert in U.S. policy toward the Middle East, radical Islam, and the Arab- Israeli conflict, is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C.

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Paul Wolfowitz
Paul Wolfowitz

Paul Wolfowitz is a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He spent more than three decades in public service and higher education. Most recently, he served as president of the World Bank and deputy secretary of defense.

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Robert Kagan
Robert Kagan

Robert Kagan is a senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Kagan also serves as a member of the Secretary of State’s foreign affairs policy board and is co-chairman of the bipartisan Working Group on Egypt.

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Stephen Peter Rosen
Stephen Peter Rosen

Stephen Peter Rosen is the Beton Michael Kaneb Professor of National Security and Military Affairs at Harvard University. He was the civilian assistant to the director, Net Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

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Thomas Donnelly
Thomas Donnelly

Thomas Donnelly, a defense and security policy analyst, is the co-director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at AEI. He is the co-author with Frederick W. Kagan of Lessons for a Long War: How America Can Win on New Battlefields (2010).

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Vance Serchuk
Vance Serchuk

Vance Serchuk is executive director of the KKR Global Institute. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Serchuk served for six years as the senior national security advisor to Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Connecticut).

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Economics & Domestic Policy

Adam J. White
Adam J. White

Adam J. White is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution based in Washington, D.C., writing on the Constitution, regulation, and the courts. He is also an adjunct professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, teaching administrative law.

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Charles Krauthammer
Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, author, political commentator, and physician.

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Christopher DeMuth
Christopher DeMuth

Christopher DeMuth is a Distinguished Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. He was President of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research from 1986–2008 and D.C. Searle Senior Fellow at AEI from 2008–2011.

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Daniel DiSalvo
Daniel DiSalvo

Daniel DiSalvo is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute’s Center for State and Local Leadership and an assistant professor of political science at The City College of New York-CUNY.  His scholarship focuses on American political parties, elections, labor unions, state government, and public policy.

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James C. Capretta
James C. Capretta

James C. Capretta is a resident fellow and holds the Milton Friedman Chair at the American Enterprise Institute, where he studies health care, entitlement, and US budgetary policy, as well as global trends in aging, health, and retirement programs. Mr. Capretta spent more than 16 years in public service before joining AEI.

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Kristen Soltis Anderson
Kristen Soltis Anderson

Kristen Soltis Anderson is co-founder of Echelon Insights, an opinion research, data analysis and digital intelligence firm. She is also a columnist for The Daily Beast, and has served as a Resident Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics.

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Matthew Continetti
Matthew Continetti

Matthew Continetti is editor in chief of the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, he was opinion editor of The Weekly Standard, where he remains a contributing editor. His articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

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Michael Q. McShane
Michael Q. McShane

Michael Q. McShane is an adjunct fellow in education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and director of education policy at the Show-Me Institute, where he studies and writes about K–12 education policy, including private and religious schools and the politics of education. He was previously a high school teacher.

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Scott Winship
Scott Winship

Scott Winship is a Visiting Fellow at the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP). Previously the Walter B. Wriston Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, his areas of expertise include living standards and economic mobility, inequality, and insecurity. He has also testified before Congress on the issues of poverty and inequality.

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Yuval Levin
Yuval Levin

Yuval Levin is the editor of National Affairs. He is also the Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, a senior editor of The New Atlantis, and a contributing editor of National Review and The Weekly Standard.

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