A Lecture by Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard and ABC News
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 4:30 PM
Bill Kristol is founder and editor at large of The Weekly Standard, an influential journal of politics and ideas located in Washington, D.C. He is a regular on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos and has appeared frequently on other leading political commentary shows such as Fox News Sunday.
During the 2016 elections, Mr. Kristol emerged as a prominent Republican critic of then-candidate Donald J. Trump. He remains a vocal critic of the President.
Before starting The Weekly Standard in 1995, Mr. Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory. Prior to that, Mr. Kristol served as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle during the first Bush Administration, and to Education Secretary William Bennett under President Reagan. Before coming to Washington in 1985, Mr. Kristol was on the faculty of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (1983-1985) and the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania (1979-1983).
Mr. Kristol has published widely in areas ranging from foreign policy to constitutional law to political philosophy. He has co-edited several books, including The Neoconservative Imagination (with Christopher DeMuth, 1995), Educating the Prince: Essays in Honor of Harvey Mansfield (with Mark Blitz, 2000),Present Dangers (with Robert Kagan, 2000), Bush v. Gore: The Court Cases and the Commentary (with E. J. Dionne, Jr., 2001), and The Future is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics (with Eric Cohen, 2002). He is the co-author, with Lawrence Kaplan, of the best-selling 2003 book, The War Over Iraq.
Mr. Kristol received both his A.B. (1973) and Ph.D. (1979) from Harvard University.