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Ryan T. Anderson to Speak at 2013 Commencement

| April 9, 2013

Ryan T. Anderson

Heritage Foundation writer and researcher Ryan T. Anderson will be Regent University's 2013 Commencement speaker on Saturday, May 4.

Anderson researches and writes about marriage and religious liberty as the William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and a Free Society at The Heritage Foundation. He also focuses on justice and moral principles in economic thought, health care and education, and has expertise in bioethics and natural law theory.

Anderson, who joined Heritage's DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society in 2012, is also the founder and editor of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute based in Princeton, N.J.

Anderson's previous positions include assistant editor of the Institute on Religion and Public Life's online publication, First Things; journalism fellow of the Phillips Foundation; and executive director of the Witherspoon Institute, where he was research assistant to Robert P. George and Jean Bethke Elshtain.

His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, First Things, Weekly Standard, National Review,, New Atlantis, Claremont Review of Books, Touchstone, Books and Culture, Christianity Today, The City and Human Life Review.

Anderson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. He is a doctoral candidate in political philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, where he received his master's degree.

Nearly 1,300 graduates from Regent's eight schools will earn associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees this spring. The commencement ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. on the University Library Plaza.

Learn more about Regent's 2013 Commencement.

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