Ryan T. Anderson

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Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., is the President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and the Founding Editor of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey.

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Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., is the President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and the Founding Editor of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey.

He is the author or co-author of five books, including the forthcoming 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.

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 and for his latest essays and videos you can follow his public Facebook page.

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VIDEO: Ryan T. Anderson on the Transgender Threat

May 10, 2022 | EDIFY

EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson appeared in a video produced by EDIFY discussing what the biology, philosophy, medical, and psychological…

VIDEO: Ryan T. Anderson on the Dobbs Leak and How to Prepare for the End of Roe

May 6, 2022 | National Review Institute

On May 6, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson joined Kathleen Wilson and Carrie Severino for a virtual event on the…

AUDIO: Ryan T. Anderson and Alexandra DeSanctis on How The Leaked Dobbs Opinion Would Change America

May 4, 2022 | The Federalist Radio Hour

On May 4, 2022, EPPC President Ryan Anderson and EPPC Visiting Fellow Alexandra DeSanctis joined Federalist Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky…

AUDIO: Ryan T. Anderson on Sorting Through the Betrayal of Confidence at the Supreme Court

May 3, 2022 | Townhall Review

On May 3, 2022, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson broadcast the first in a regular series of brief commentaries for…

VIDEO/AUDIO: Ryan T. Anderson on Preparing for a Post-Roe World

May 3, 2022 | Breakpoint Podcast

On May 3, 2022, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson joined John T. Stonestreet of the Colson Center’s Breakpoint podcast to…

VIDEO: Ryan Anderson on Creation, Church and State, and Natural Law Theory

March 17, 2022 | The Southern Baptist Theologial Seminary

On March 17, 2022, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson delivered a series of lectures at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary…

AUDIO: Ryan T. Anderson Discusses Gender Ideology, Education on The Catholic Current

March 9, 2022 | The Catholic Current

On March 9, 2022, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson appeared on The Catholic Current radio program to discuss the rise…

AUDIO: Ryan T. Anderson and Alexandra DeSanctis on How Abortion ‘Harms Everything and Solves Nothing’

February 3, 2022 | The Federalist Radio Hour

On February 3, 2022, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson and EPPC Visiting Fellow Alexandra DeSanctis joined the Federalist Radio Hour…

AUDIO/VIDEO: Ryan T. Anderson and Roger Severino Discuss EPPC’s Work on Bill Walton Show

February 1, 2022 | The Bill Walton Show

One year ago today, Ryan T. Anderson became president of EPPC. In a new interview below, Dr. Anderson and EPPC Senior…

AUDIO: Ryan T. Anderson Discusses Dobbs, Pro-Life Movement on Ben Shapiro Show

January 24, 2022 | The Ben Shapiro Show

On January 24, 2022, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson appeared on the Ben Shapiro Show (with guest host Michael Knowles)…

VIDEO: Ryan T. Anderson Joins Gov. Pete Ricketts on “The Nebraska Way” Podcast

January 18, 2022 | The Nebraska Way podcast

On January 18, 2022, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson joined Gov. Pete Ricketts on his podcast The Nebraska Way to…

AUDIO: Ryan T. Anderson on Market Orthodoxy vs. Market Skepticism

December 9, 2021 | National Review - Capitol Record podcast

On December 9, 2021, EPPC President Ryan T. Anderson appeared on National Review’s “Capitol Record” podcast with host David Bahnsen…