ARI Experts

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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

    Vice President of Educational Programs and Senior Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Ayn Rand’s novels & ideas, Environmental issues, Evolution vs. creationism

  • Yaron Brook

    Yaron Brook

    Chairman of the Board, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Laissez-faire capitalism, Objectivism, Rights

  • Elan Journo

    Elan Journo

    Director and Senior Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Ethics in foreign policy, Arab-Israeli conflict, Islamist movement

  • Aaron Smith

    Aaron Smith

    Instructor and Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Philosophy, Morality/Ethics, Epistemology

  • Onkar Ghate

    Onkar Ghate

    Chief Philosophy Officer and Senior Fellow, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Objectivism, Ayn Rand’s novels & ideas, Religion & morality

Research Associates

  • Carl Svanberg | Ayn Rand Institute

    Carl Svanberg

    Former junior fellow and later a research associate (2013-2018), Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Educational freedom, Education, Europe/Scandinavia

Affiliates

  • Jeff Britting

    Jeff Britting

    Former Archives Curator (1998 – 2018), Ayn Rand Archives, Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Ayn Rand biography, Rand's impact, Objectivist esthetics

  • Don Watkins

    Don Watkins

    Former Fellow (2006-2017), Ayn Rand Institute

    Specialties

    Laissez-faire capitalism, Social Security, Entitlements

  • Tara Smith

    Tara Smith

    Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin

    Specialties

    Morality/Ethics, Egoism/Selfishness, Individual rights

  • Robert Mayhew

    Robert Mayhew

    Professor of Philosophy, Seton Hall University

    Specialties

    Ayn Rand, Aristotle, Objectivism

Suggested Course

Course

The Philosophy of Objectivism

This course presents, in essential terms, the theoretical structure of Ayn Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism. Rand endorsed the course, attending every lecture and participating in many of the question periods.

Instructor
Leonard Peikoff
Course Length
12 Lessons