Ryan T. Anderson

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Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., is the President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., is the President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center,.

He is the author or co-author of five books, including the just-released Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing. Previous books include When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender MomentTruth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious FreedomWhat Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, and Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination. He is the co-editor of A Liberalism Safe for Catholicism? Perspectives from “The Review of Politics.”

Anderson’s research has been cited by two U.S. Supreme Court justices, Justice Samuel Alito and Justice Clarence Thomas, in two Supreme Court cases.

He received his bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and he received his doctoral degree in political philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. His dissertation was titled: “Neither Liberal Nor Libertarian: A Natural Law Approach to Social Justice and Economic Rights.”

Anderson has made appearances on ABC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and Fox News. His work has been published by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Harvard Health Policy Review, the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public PolicyFirst Things, the Claremont Review of Books, and National Review.

He is the John Paul II Teaching Fellow in Social Thought at the University of Dallas, a member of the James Madison Society at Princeton University, and a Fellow of the Institute for Human Ecology at the Catholic University of America, as well as the Founding Editor of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey.

For 9 years he was the William E. Simon senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, and has served as an adjunct professor of philosophy and political science at Christendom College, and a Visiting Fellow at the Veritas Center at Franciscan University. He has also served as an assistant editor of First Things.

Follow him on Twitter at @RyanTAnd. For his latest essays and videos, you can follow his public Facebook page.

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VIDEO: Ryan T. Anderson on the post-Roe Pro-Life movement

August 8, 2022 | Life Today TV

On August 8, 2022, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson joined Life Today TV to discuss the direction of the pro-life…

AUDIO: Ryan T. Anderson on Tearing Us Apart

August 9, 2022 | Core Principles

On August 9, 2022, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson joined Clay Howerton of the Core Principles podcast to discuss the…

AUDIO: Ryan T. Anderson on The City of Man Podcast

July 4, 2022 | The City of Man

On July 4th, 2022, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson appeared on the City of Man podcast, presented by the Christian…

AUDIO: Ryan T. Anderson on The Christian Outlook

July 8, 2022 | The Christian Outlook

On July 8th, 2022, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson appeared on The Christian Outlook podcast with Bob Burney. The two…

[VIDEO] Ryan T. Anderson On John Paul II and the Gospel of Life

May 2022 | Ave Maria School of Law

In May, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson gave a lecture at the Ave Maria School of Law’s conference “John Paul…

AUDIO: Ryan T. Anderson on the Conservative Conversations Podcast

June 24, 2022 | Intercollegiate Studies Institute

On June 24, 2022, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson appeared on the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s Conservative Conversations podcast to discuss…

AUDIO: Ryan T. Anderson and Alexandra DeSanctis on The People’s Podcast with Mike Huckabee

June 27, 2022 | The People's Podcast

On June 27, 2022, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson and Visiting Fellow Alexandra DeSanctis appeared on The People’s Podcast with…

AUDIO: Ryan T. Anderson on Townhall Review

June 27, 2022 | Townhall Review

On June 27, 2022, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson discussed the pro-life’s watershed moment in the Supreme Court’s overturn of…

VIDEO: Ryan T. Anderson on the Ben Shapiro Show

June 28, 2022 | The Daily Wire

On June 28, 2022, EPPC President appeared on the Ben Shapiro Show to discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs…

[Audio] Ryan T. Anderson on the Overturn of Roe v. Wade

June 23, 2022 | Conservative Conversations

EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson appeared on the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s Conservative Conversations podcast to discuss what’s next for the…

VIDEO: Ryan T. Anderson with Dr. Kevin Roberts on Building a Culture of Life

June 22, 2022 | The Kevin Roberts Show

On June 22, 2022, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson appeared on Heritage President Kevin Roberts’ podcast to discuss the next…

[Audio] Ryan T. Anderson on the Cost of Legalized Abortion

June 20, 2022 | Issues, Etc.

On June 20, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson explained the cost of legalized abortion in the United States in an…