Scholars


Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh is executive director of Ethics and Public Policy Center’s American Religious Freedom program. The program is devoted to protecting and enhancing the inherent religious freedoms of Americans of all religious faiths. Before joining EPPC, Mr. Walsh was Senior Legal Research Fellow in former Attorney General Edwin Meese’s Center for Legal & Judicial Studies at […]

Peter Wehner

Peter Wehner is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He writes widely on political, cultural, religious, and national-security issues. He has written for numerous publications—including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Financial Times, the Weekly Standard, Commentary, and Time magazine—and contributes regularly to Commentary magazine’s blog “Contentions.” He […]

Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton, a Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a philosopher, writer, and public commentator widely known for his work on aesthetics and culture and for his defense of conservative political philosophy. Mr. Scruton is the author of some three dozen books, ranging in subject matter from academic works on aesthetics, art, […]

Henry Olsen

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 […]

Wilfred M. McClay

Wilfred M. McClay, a Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a widely acclaimed expert on American intellectual and cultural history. He is the G.T. and Libby Blankenship Chair in the History Liberty at University of Oklahoma, where he is also Professor of History. He was appointed in 2002 to the National Council […]

Stanley Kurtz

Stanley Kurtz is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. On a wide range of issues, from K-12 and higher education reform, to the challenges of democratization abroad, to urban-suburban policies, to the shaping of the American left’s agenda, Mr. Kurtz is a key contributor to American public debates. Mr. Kurtz has […]

Mary Eberstadt

EPPC Senior Fellow Mary Eberstadt explores issues relating to American society, culture, religion, and philosophy. She is the author of several influential books including How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization (2013); Adam and Eve after the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution (2012); the fiction The Loser Letters: A Comic Tale of Life, Death, […]

Bruce Cole

Bruce Cole is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. His areas of expertise include the teaching of American history and civics, and private and federal cultural policy. Mr. Cole, the former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is the author of fourteen books and numerous articles. Under Mr. Cole’s […]

Mona Charen

EPPC Senior Fellow Mona Charen is a syndicated columnist and political analyst living in the Washington, D.C. area. Ms. Charen received her undergraduate degree at Barnard College, Columbia University, with honors. She also holds a degree in law from George Washington University. Ms. Charen began her career at National Review magazine where she served as […]

James C. Capretta

James C. Capretta, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, studies and provides commentary on a wide range of public policy and economic issues, with a focus on health-care and entitlement reform, U.S. fiscal policy, and global population aging. Mr. Capretta served in senior positions in the executive and legislative branches of […]