Education

  • Ph.D., B.A. Harvard University

Background

I am a founding director of Defending Democracy Together, an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to defending America’s liberal democratic norms, principles and institutions. 

I have long been recognized as a leading participant in and analyst of American politics and have helped shape the national debate on issues ranging from American foreign policy to the meaning of American conservatism. 

I was a founder of the Weekly Standard in 1995 and edited the influential magazine for over two decades. Before starting the Weekly Standard, I led the Project for the Republican Future, where I helped develop the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory.

Early in my career, I served in senior positions in the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush Administrations. Before going to Washington, I taught politics at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.