Challenging the Caricature
Michael Horowitz is CEO of 21st Century Initiatives. He practiced and taught law and was OMB General Counsel during the Reagan administration. He is a Wilberforce Prize recipient.
Michael Novak is a theologian, Ave Maria University professor and scholar whose many books have influenced Popes, Presidents and Prime Ministers. He was U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Commission, has taught at universities throughout the world and was
the American Enterprise Institute’s Jewett Scholar. He is a Templeton Prize recipient.
John O’Sullivan is President of the Danube Institute and Editor of Quadrant magazine. He was Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Editor-in-Chief of National Review, Fellow at the Heritage and Hudson Institutes, and an editorialist for leading U.S. and British newspapers. His book, The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister describes the Reagan, Thatcher and Pope John Paul II roles in the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Mona Charen is a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. A television commentator and host of the weekly podcast “Need to Know,” her syndicated column appears in more than 100 newspapers and websites. A Pulitzer Prize judge and the author of two noted public
affairs books, she is a recipient of the Eric Briendel Excellence in Opinion Journalism award.
Linda Chavez founded the Center for Equal Opportunity and the Becoming American Institute. She was the Reagan White House public liaison director, U.S. Civil Rights Commission staff director, and a U.N. Human Rights Commission delegate. A columnist and commentator, she wrote Out of the Barrio: Toward a New Politics of Hispanic Assimilation.
Janice Crouse is Board Chair of the Institute on Religion and Democracy and serves on the Howard Center and World Congress of Families boards. A speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush and leader of campaigns against sex trafficking and child exploitation, she is the
author of Children at Risk. She is a State Department Abolitionist Award recipient.
Michael Farris is the founder and Chancellor of Patrick Henry University and founder and president of the Home School Defense Association. He has taught international and constitutional law and has been lead counsel in major Supreme Court and federal and state
appellate cases. Education Week named him one of the 100 leading 20th century figures in American education. He is a recipient of the Salvatori Award for American Citizenship.
Chester Finn is a Hoover Institute Fellow and a Distinguished Fellow of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, where he was CEO for many years. The author of leading books and articles on American education, he was Assistant U.S. Secretary of Education, Professor of Education and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, and Legislative Director for Senator
Daniel Moynihan. He was recently inducted into the Charter School Hall of Fame.
Herbert London is President of the London Center for Policy Research, Chairman of the National Association of Scholars, a Manhattan Institute Fellow, the former Hudson Institute CEO, Emeritus Olin Professor of Humanities at NYU, founder of NYU’s Gallatin School and
a scholar of American politics and values. He has received the Congress of Racial Equality’s Martin Luther King Award and the Bradley Foundation’s Jeanne Kirkpatrick Award. Rob Long wrote, produced and was co-executive producer of the television series Cheers.
An Emmy Award nominee and a Writers Guild of America award recipient, he writes for movies and television and is a contributing editor and regular columnist of National Review. He is co-founder of Ricochet.com, a website for center/right conversation.
Lisa Peng works to rescue persecuted Chinese human rights leaders, including her kidnapped father now serving a life sentence in a Chinese prison. She is in her second year at Harvard.
Chris Shays is a businessman who served in the Connecticut General Assembly for 13 years and represented Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District for 21 years. Politically moderate progressive, fiscally conservative and a strong national defense advocate, he was recognized for effectiveness in reaching across party lines to reach bipartisan agreement.