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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

  • Keith Lockitch

    Keith Lockitch

    Fellow and Director of Advanced Training, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

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

  • Ritu Basu

    Rituparna Basu

    Analyst, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

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

  • Yaron Brook

    Yaron Brook

    Executive Director, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Laissez-faire capitalism, Objectivism, Rights

  • Elan Journo

    Elan Journo

    Fellow and Director of Policy Research, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Foreign Policy, Individual Rights, Ethics in foreign policy

  • Doug Altner

    Doug Altner

    Doug Altner was an analyst and instructor at the Ayn Rand Institute between 2011 and 2014.,

    Specialties

    Laissez-faire capitalism, Government regulations, Morality of business

  • Steve Simpson

    Steve Simpson

    Director of Legal Studies, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    The Supreme Court, Constitutional law, Freedom of speech

  • Onkar Ghate

    Onkar Ghate

    Senior Fellow and Chief Content Officer, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

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

  • Don Watkins

    Don Watkins

    Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Laissez-faire capitalism, Social Security, Entitlements

Affiliates

  • Tara Smith

    Tara Smith

    Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin

    Specialties

    Morality/Ethics, Egoism/Selfishness, Individual Rights

  • Peter Schwartz

    Distinguished Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Egoism/Selfishness, Culture & Society, Foreign Policy