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. Prof. Bartlett has … Read More

Ronna C. Burger

Tulane University

Ronna C. Burger is the  Catherine & Henry J. Gaisman Professor of Philosophy, and the Sizeler Professor of Jewish Studies at Tulane University. She is an expert on Plato and Aristotle and author of Aristotle’s Dialogue with Socrates: On the Nicomachean Ethics (Chicago 2008) and The Phaedo: A Platonic Labyrinth (Yale 1984). She … Read More

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 a 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 … 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, Mr. Doran served in the White House as a senior director in the National Security Council, where he was responsible for helping to devise and … 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,  Hegel … Read More

Murray Dry

Middlebury College

Murray Dry is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College. He is author of Same-Sex Marriage and American Constitutionalism (2017) and Civil Peace and the Quest for Truth (2004). A graduate of University of Chicago, where he co-edited The Complete Anti-Federalist (1985) with Professor Herbert Storing, he publishes widely … 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

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

J. Michael Hoffpauir

Hillsdale College

J. Michael Hoffpauir is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics at Hillsdale College, where he teaches courses in American politics and political philosophy. He previously taught courses in the history of political thought, postmodern political thought, and American politics at California State University Fullerton, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and California State University … Read More

Mary P. Nichols

Baylor University

Mary P. Nichols is professor of political science at Baylor University. She is author of Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom (Cornell University Press, 2015), and Socrates on Friendship and Community: Reflections on Plato’s Symposium, Phaedrus, and Lysis (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Her published works include a study of directors Woody Allen, John Ford, … 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

John Sawicki

Duquesne University

John Sawicki C.S.Sp., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University. He has taught courses on International Relations, Catholic Thought and Security in the Modern World, International Political Economy, Terrorism, and Crisis Management. He is frequently consulted as an expert on terrorism deterrence, … Read More

John P. Walters

Hudson Institute

John P. Walters is Chief Operating Officer of Hudson Institute and Director of Hudson Institute Political Studies. As COO, Mr. Walters oversees the Hudson Institute’s operations, including staff and research management. From December 2001 to January 2009, he was director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and a … Read More


Eric B. Brown

Hudson Institute

Eric Brown is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute where he studies Asian and Middle East affairs, international security and development, alternative geopolitical futures, and U.S. diplomacy and strategy. He is also the editor, with Hillel Fradkin and Husain Haqqani, of the review Current Trends in Islamist Ideology. In recent years, his work … Read More

Senator Tom Cotton

United States Senate

Tom Cotton is a United States Senator from Arkansas. His committees include the Banking Committee, where he chairs the Economic Policy Subcommittee, the Intelligence Committee, and the Armed Services Committee, where he chairs the Air Land Power Subcommittee.  Senator Cotton is a 6th generation Arkansan who was born and raised on his family’s cattle … Read More

Jack David

Hudson Institute

Jack David is a Senior Fellow and Member of the Board of Trustees at Hudson Institute as well as managing his own investments. Additionally, he is an independent consultant on national security matters, especially combating weapons of mass destruction. Mr. David was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction … Read More

Michèle Flournoy

Center for a New American Security

Michèle Flournoy is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). She served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from February 2009 to February 2012.  She was the principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight … 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

Mollie Hemingway

The Federalist

Mollie Ziegler Hemingway is a senior editor at The Federalist, and a FOX News contributor. A longtime journalist, her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, CNN, National Review, GetReligion, Ricochet, Christianity Today, Federal Times, Radio & Records and many other … 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

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

Melanie Kirkpatrick

Hudson Institute

Melanie Kirkpatrick is a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute. She is a writer-journalist based in Connecticut and New York City. She contributes reviews and commentary to various publications, including the opinion pages of the Wall Street Journal, for which she worked from 1980 to 2009. Her most recent book is Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the … 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

Aaron MacLean is a writer and combat Marine veteran. He was educated at St. John’s College, Annapolis, and Balliol College, Oxford, and served as an infantry officer in Afghanistan. His final assignment in the Marine Corps was teaching English literature at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was the 2013 recipient of the … 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

Sarah May Stern

Hudson Institute

Sarah May Stern is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School. After working for several years at Newsweek, she moved to Commentary magazine. There she served as Business Director until 2010, overseeing the magazine’s production, circulation, advertising, budget, and human-resources operations, taking a leading role in its 2007 reorganization as an independent non-profit, and … 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