Faculty

Timothy W. Burns

Baylor University

Timothy W. Burns is Professor of Political Science and Graduate Program Director at Baylor University. He is also editor in chief of Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, and co-editor of Palgrave MacMillan’s “Recovering Political Philosophy” series. His research interests are in the history of political philosophy, classical and modern political thought, politics and literature, … Read More

James W. Ceaser

University of Virginia

James W. Ceaser is Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1976. Professor Ceaser has held visiting professorships at the University of Florence, the University of Basel, Oxford University, the University of Bordeaux, and the University of Rennes. He is the author of several books on American … Read More

Michael Doran

Hudson Insitute

Michael Doran is a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. He specializes in Middle East security issues. In the administration of President George W. Bush, Doran served in the White House as a senior director in the National Security Council, where he was responsible for helping to devise and coordinate … Read More

Janet A. Dougherty

St. John's College

Janet Dougherty is a member of the senior faculty of St. John’s College, where she has taught since 1982. She has taught the entire undergraduate curriculum including classes on Euclid and Einstein, and seminars on Plato, Shakespeare and the Bible. She has lectured publicly on Sophocles, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Descartes, Montesquieu, Tocqueville and … Read More

Robert K. Faulkner

Boston College

Robert Faulkner is a research professor at Boston College where he taught chiefly about modern political philosophy and American political and legal thought. He is author of The Case for Greatness: Honorable Ambition and Its Critics (2007), Francis Bacon and the Project of Progress (1993), Richard Hooker and the Politics of a Christian … Read More

Bryan Garsten

Yale University

Bryan Garsten is Professor of Political Science and the Humanities, and Chair of the Humanities Program. He is the author of Saving Persuasion: A Defense of Rhetoric and Judgment (Harvard University Press, 2006) as well as articles on political rhetoric and deliberation, the meaning of representative government, the relationship of politics and religion, … Read More

Yuval Levin

National Affairs

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 to National Review and the Weekly Standard. He has been a member of the White House domestic policy staff (under President … Read More

Frank N. Pagano

St. John's College

Frank Pagano is a member of the senior faculty of St. John’s College, one of the premier great books colleges in the United States. He has taught the full undergraduate curriculum, including courses on Newton and Locke, and seminars on Shakespeare, Plato, and the Bible. From 2001-2003 he served as director of graduate … Read More

Speakers

Robert C. Bartlett

Boston College

Robert C. Bartlett is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds an MA in Classics and a Ph.D. in Political Science from 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. He has published … Read More

Senator Tom Cotton

United States Senate

Tom Cotton currently represents Arkansas in the United States Senate. He is a 6th generation Arkansan who was born and raised on his family’s cattle farm in Yell County. He graduated from Dardanelle High School before going to Harvard and Harvard Law School. The tragic attacks of September 11, 2001 occurred during Tom’s … Read More

William Galston

Brookings Institution

William A. Galston holds the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program, where he serves as a senior fellow. A former policy advisor to President Clinton and presidential candidates, Galston is an expert on domestic policy, political campaigns, and elections. His current research focuses on designing a new social … Read More

Michael Hayden

Central Intelligence Agency

As Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, General Michael V. Hayden was responsible for overseeing the collection of information concerning the plans, intentions and capabilities of America’s adversaries; producing timely analysis for decision makers; and conducting covert operations to thwart terrorists and other enemies of the US. At Chertoff Group, General Hayden will … Read More

Catherine Herridge is an award-winning Chief Intelligence correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) based in Washington, D.C. She covers intelligence, the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security. Herridge joined FNC in 1996 as a London-based correspondent. A lead correspondent for the network’s coverage of the 9/11 Benghazi terrorist attack, Catherine was … Read More

A native of Quincy, Florida, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges graduated from the United States Military Academy in May 1980 and was commissioned in the Infantry. After his first assignment as an Infantry Lieutenant in Germany, he commanded Infantry units at the Company, Battalion and Brigade levels at the 101st Airborne Division and in … Read More

Leon R. Kass

American Enterprise Institute

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. He has been engaged for more than 40 … Read More

William Kristol

The Weekly Standard

William Kristol is the editor of The Weekly Standard, is a regular on ABC’s This Week and on ABC’s special events and election coverage, and appears frequently on other leading political commentary shows. Before starting the Weekly Standard in 1995, Mr. Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shape … Read More

Harvey C. Mansfield

Harvard University

Harvey C. Mansfield is the William R. Kenan, Jr.Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he studies and teaches political philosophy. He has written on Edmund Burke and the nature of political parties, on Machiavelli and the invention of indirect government, in defense of a defensible liberalism and in favor of a Constitutional … Read More

Walter Russell Mead

Hudson Institute

Walter Russell Mead is the Distinguished Scholar in American Strategy and Statesmanship at the Hudson Institute, the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College, and Editor-at-Large of The American Interest. From 1997 to 2010, Mr. Mead was a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, serving as the … Read More

Peter Rough

Hudson Institute

Peter Rough is a Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., where he researches a wide range of national security issues and alternate geopolitical futures. He also helps curate Hudson’s journal, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology. Prior to joining Hudson, Rough collaborated with Leila Fawaz on a social history of World … Read More

Charles T. Rubin

Duquesne University

Charles T. Rubin teaches courses in political philosophy at Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA). His recent research and publications focus on emerging technologies, such as nanotechnology and artificial intelligence, and those who believe they will allow the redesign of humanity. He blogs on these topics at Futurisms and is author of the 2014 book … Read More

Peter Thiel

Founder's Fund

Peter Thiel is an entrepreneur and investor. He started PayPal in 1998, led it as CEO, and took it public in 2002, defining a new era of fast and secure online commerce. In 2004 he made the first outside investment in Facebook, where he serves as a director. The same year he launched … Read More

Kenneth R. Weinstein

Hudson Institute

Kenneth R. Weinstein is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Institute. He joined the Institute in 1991, and was appointed CEO in June 2005. Weinstein was named President and CEO in March 2011. A political theorist by training whose academic work focuses on the early Enlightenment, Weinstein has written widely on international … Read More

Adam J. White

Hoover Institution

Adam White is a visiting fellow based in Washington, D.C., writing on the courts and the administrative state for such publications as The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, The Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and SCOTUSblog. He is a contributing editor with National Affairs, The New Atlantis, and City Journal, and a contributor to the Yale Journal … Read More