Elan Journo is a fellow and director of Policy Research at the Ayn Rand Institute. He writes and speaks for ARI; he is a senior editor; he teaches at the Objectivist Academic Center; and he leads the Junior Fellows Program in Policy Research and Legal Studies.
He specializes in the application of Rand’s ethics of rational egoism to public policy issues, and his research and writing focus on American foreign policy. His 2009 book, Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism, analyzes post-9/11 U.S. foreign policy from the perspective of Rand’s philosophy. His upcoming book examines American policy toward the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, Journal of International Security Affairs, Middle East Quarterly, The Claremont Review of Books and in popular media outlets, including The Federalist, Foxnews.com, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Australia’s Herald Sun and Canada’s Globe and Mail. He has been interviewed on Fox News Channel, PBS, NPR and hundreds of radio programs nationally and internationally.
Mr. Journo has briefed congressional staffers and speaks regularly at conferences and university campuses, including Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, New York University, George Mason University and the U.S. Naval Academy.
Mr. Journo holds a BA in philosophy from King’s College, London, and an MA in diplomacy from SOAS, University of London.