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Covering a wide range of policy and philosophic issues in diverse venues, from classrooms and academic forums, to Capitol Hill, to boardrooms and media outlets worldwide.

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ARI Writers & Speakers

  • Yaron Brook

    Yaron Brook

    Executive Director, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Laissez-faire capitalism, Objectivism, Rights

  • Onkar Ghate

    Onkar Ghate

    Senior Fellow and Chief Content Officer, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Objectivism, Ayn Rand's novels & ideas, Religion & Morality

  • Elan Journo

    Elan Journo

    Fellow and Director of Policy Research, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Foreign Policy, Individual Rights, Ethics in foreign policy

  • Keith Lockitch

    Keith Lockitch

    Fellow and Director of Advanced Training, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Ayn Rand's novels & ideas, Environmental Issues, Evolution vs. creationism

  • Steve Simpson

    Steve Simpson

    Director of Legal Studies, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    The Supreme Court, Constitutional law, Freedom of speech

  • Don Watkins

    Don Watkins

    Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Laissez-faire capitalism, Social Security, Entitlements

  • Ritu Basu

    Rituparna Basu

    Analyst, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Health care policy, Free market health care, Affordable Care Act

  • Tom Bowden

    Tom Bowden

    Analyst and Outreach Liaison, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Law & courts, Government regulations, Antitrust

  • Jeff Britting

    Jeff Britting

    Curator, Ayn Rand Archives, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Ayn Rand biography, Rand's impact, Objectivist esthetics

  • Amanda Maxham

    Amanda Maxham

    Research Associate, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Science & Industrialization, Environmental Issues, Biotechnology & GM foods

  • Aaron Smith

    Aaron Smith

    Instructor, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Philosophy, Morality/Ethics, Epistemology

Affiliates

  • Harry Binswanger

    Harry Binswanger

    Member, Board of Directors, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Ayn Rand, Objectivism, Epistemology

  • Edwin Locke

    Edwin Locke

    Dean's Professor (Emeritus) of Leadership and Motivation, R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

    Specialties

    Business management, Psychology of motivation, Romantic love

  • Robert Mayhew

    Robert Mayhew

    Professor of Philosophy, Seton Hall University

    Specialties

    Ayn Rand, Aristotle, Objectivism

  • Peter Schwartz

    Distinguished Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Egoism/Selfishness, Culture & Society, Foreign Policy

  • Tara Smith

    Tara Smith

    Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin

    Specialties

    Morality/Ethics, Egoism/Selfishness, Individual Rights