Christopher Preble, Cato Institute and
Jamie Fly, Foreign Policy Initiative
Butler Board Room
Christopher A. Preble is the vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. His latest book is The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous and Less Free. Preble is also the lead author of Exiting Iraq: How the U.S. Must End the Occupation and Renew the War against Al Qaeda (Cato Institute, 2004). In addition to his books, Preble has published over 150 articles in major publications including USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, National Review, The National Interest, the Harvard International Review, and Foreign Policy. He is a frequent guest on television and radio. Before joining Cato in February 2003, he taught history at St. Cloud State University and Temple University. Preble was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy, and served on board USS Ticonderoga (CG-47) from 1990 to 1993. Preble holds a PhD in history from Temple University.
Jamie Fly is the Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI). Prior to joining FPI, Mr. Fly served in the Bush administration at the National Security Council and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He was Director for Counterproliferation Strategy at the National Security Council. Prior to his service in government, Mr. Fly worked for the Republican National Committee on President Bush's 2004 reelection campaign. Mr. Fly was a 2004 German Marshall Fund Manfred Wörner fellow, 2009 Claremont Institute Lincoln fellow, and he participated in the 2004 Aspen Institute Berlin's Transatlantic Young Leaders Program, the 2006 Atlantik Brücke German-America Young Leaders Conference, and the 2006 Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance and is a participant in the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung's Global Atlanticists Program. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves on the advisory boards of The Common Sense Society and The Hamilton Society. He blogs regularly at The Weekly Standard blog, Foreign Policy's Shadow Government blog, and National Review's The Corner. Mr. Fly received a BA in international studies and political science from American University and an MA in German and European Studies from Georgetown.
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Thursday, October 25
William Kristol, The Weekly Standard
William Galston, Brookings Institution & Domestic Policy Advisor, Clinton Administration
William Kristol is editor of the influential Washington-based political magazine, The Weekly Standard. Widely recognized as one of the nation's leading political analysts and commentators, Kristol regularly appears on FOX News Sunday and FOX News Channel. As an advocate for a strong American foreign policy, he pushed forward the foreign policy debate after September 11th and continues to be a prominent advocate for a strong U.S. foreign policy. He was a columnist for TIME magazine and The New York Times and now writes an occasional column for The Washington Post. Before starting The Weekly Standard in 1995, Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican Congressional victory. Prior to that, Kristol served as chief of staff to vice president Dan Quayle during the first Bush administration and to Secretary of Education William Bennett under President Reagan. Before coming to Washington in 1985, Kristol taught politics at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Kristol is the co-author of The New York Times bestseller The War Over Iraq: America's Mission and Saddam's Tyranny (2003). He also edited the well-received anthology The Weekly Standard, A Reader: 1995-2005 (2006) among other books. Kristol is a recipient of the 2009 Bradley Prize. He has a BA and PhD from Harvard University in political theory.
William A. Galston holds the Ezra Zilkha Chair in the Brookings Institution's Governance Studies Program, where he serves as a senior fellow. A former policy advisor to President Clinton and presidential candidates, Galston is an expert on domestic policy, political campaigns, and elections. His current research focuses on designing a new social contract and the implications of political polarization. He is also College Park Professor at the University of Maryland. Prior to January 2006, he was Saul Stern Professor and Acting Dean at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, founding director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), and executive director of the National Commission on Civic Renewal, co-chaired by William Bennett and Sam Nunn. A participant in six presidential campaigns, he served from 1993 to 1995 as Deputy Assistant to President Clinton for Domestic Policy. Galston is the author of eight books and more than 100 articles in the fields of political theory, public policy, and American politics. His most recent books are Liberal Pluralism (Cambridge, 2002), The Practice of Liberal Pluralism (Cambridge, 2004), and Public Matters (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005). A winner of the American Political Science Association's Hubert H. Humphrey Award, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004. Galston has appeared on all the principal television networks and is a frequent commentator on NPR. He writes a weekly column, The Vital Center, for the online edition of The New Republic. He has a BA from Cornell University and a PhD from the University of Chicago in political theory.