Henry Olsen

Henry Olsen

Senior Fellow

Contact: holsen@eppc.org

Click here to view the full archive of Mr. Olsen’s writings at National Review Online.

Henry Olsen, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, studies and provides commentary on American politics. His work focuses on how to address, consistent with conservative principles, the electoral challenges facing modern American conservatism.

This work will culminate in a book entitled New Century, New Deal: How Conservatives Can Win Hearts, Minds and Elections.

Mr. Olsen has worked in senior executive positions at many center-right think tanks. He most recently served from 2006 to 2013 as Vice President and Director, National Research Initiative, at the American Enterprise Institute. He previously worked as Vice President of Programs at the Manhattan Institute and President of the Commonwealth Foundation.

Mr. Olsen’s work has been featured in many prominent publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, National Review, and The Weekly Standard. His pre-election predictions of the 2008, 2010, and 2012 elections have been particularly praised for their remarkable accuracy.

Mr. Olsen started his career as a political consultant at the California firm of Hoffenblum-Mollrich. He then worked with the California State Assembly Republican Caucus before attending law school. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Danny J. Boggs, on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and as an associate at Dechert, Price & Rhoads. He has a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he served as Comment Editor for the University of Chicago Law Review.

PUBLICATIONS


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The Election and What It Means

Published in National Review Online on November 3, 2014

Voters Aren’t Buying

Published in The Weekly Standard on October 30, 2014

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Forget the Alamo

Published in National Review on October 20, 2014

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The Hispanic-Evangelical Vote

Published in National Review on July 1, 2014

Conservatism for the People

Published in National Affairs on January 1, 2014

Shedding the Green Eyeshades

Published in First Things on December 3, 2013

“Shaping Our Nation”

Published in The Washington Times on November 3, 2013

The Christie Challenge

Published in National Review Online on November 6, 2013

Food (Stamps) for Thought

Published in National Review Online on September 19, 2013

Rand Paul’s Party

Published in National Review on July 1, 2013

What Voters Want: A Prez Who Cares

Published in New York Post on November 9, 2012

Twilight or Breaking Dawn?

Published in National Review Online on November 5, 2012

Open your heart, Mitt

Published in National Review Online on October 3, 2012

A Better Way to Cast a Ballot

Published in The Wall Street Journal on August 13, 2012

Number of Unemployed Rises by 76,000

Published in AEI Online on November 5, 2010