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Ryan T. Anderson

Ryan T. Anderson

Ryan T. Anderson is the William E. Simon Fellow at The Heritage Foundation and the editor of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, N.J. He is the co-author with Princeton's Robert P. George and Sherif Girgis of the book What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense. Anderson has made appearances on Piers Morgan Live, CNN Newsroom, FOX News and MSNBC. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and Christianity Today. 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.


Claire Berlinski

Claire Berlinski

Claire Berlinski is a City Journal contributing editor, a freelance investigative journalist, travel writer, biographer and novelist. She is the author of Menace in Europe: Why the Continent's Crisis is America's, Too, and There is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters. Her journalism has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The American, Asia Times, The Globe and Mail, The New York Sun, The Weekly Standard, National Review, Policy Review, Radio Free Europe, World Affairs Journal, Azure, and Traveler's Tales. She received her doctorate in International Relations from Balliol College at Oxford University.


Darren Patrick Guerra

Darren Patrick Guerra is an associate professor of political science at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif. He taught at Vanguard University of Southern California from 2005-2013, and served in the California state government as a member of the California Student Aid Commission and the Post-Secondary Education Commission. As a public speaker he has discussed topics including civil discourse, elections, and current public policy issues, and has recently published Perfecting the Constitution: The Case for the Article V Amendment Process from Lexington Books. He earned both his M.A. in Public Policy and Ph.D. in Political Science at Claremont Graduate University.


Paul Kengor

Stephen Knott

Stephen Knott is a professor of national security affairs at the United States Naval War College. Prior to accepting his position, Knott co-chaired the Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. He also served for seven years as an associate professor in the Political Science Department at the United States Air Force Academy. His books include: The Reagan Years; Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth; Secret and Sanctioned: Covert Operations and the American Presidency; At Reagan's Side: Insiders' Recollections from Sacramento to the White House; and Rush to Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and His Critics.


Elizabeth Spalding

Joseph Loconte

Joseph Loconte is an associate professor of history at The King's College in New York City. He previously served as a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and as a distinguished visiting professor at the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University. Loconte contributes regularly to leading media outlets, including: The New York Times, The Times of London, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The Huffington Post, and Books and Culture. His media appearances include National Public Radio, the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News. Loconte is the author of several books, including God, Locke, and Liberty: The Struggle for Religious Freedom in the West (forthcoming); The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt; and The End of Illusions: Religious Leaders Confront Hitler's Gathering Storm. He earned his M.A. in Christian History & Theology at Wheaton College and his Ph.D. in History at King's College, University of London.


Stewart McLaurin

Stewart McLaurin

Stewart McLaurin is executive vice president of American Village Citizenship Trust. Prior to joining the American Village, he served as vice president of Mount Vernon for the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington where he developed the content and programming to launch the new presidential library. McLaurin previously served as the executive director of the award-winning Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. Past positions also include Chief of Staff to President John J. DeGioia at Georgetown University, Executive Vice President of Education for the Motion Picture Association of America, Manager of Public Affairs for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Chief of Staff to American Red Cross president Elizabeth Dole.


Amity Shlaes

Amity Shlaes is a syndicated columnist for Forbes, chairman of the board of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation, directs the 4% Growth Project at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, and teaches at New York University's Stern School of Business in the MBA program. Shlaes is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: The Forgotten Man, The Greedy Hand, and Coolidge. She has written for Bloomberg, Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal, where she was an editorial board member, as well as for The New Yorker, Fortune, National Review, The New Republic, and Foreign Affairs. She is a frequent guest on national television, contributes to Public Radio International's Marketplace, and appears on Bloomberg radio. Shlaes graduated from Yale University magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in English.