Dr. Lee Edwards is Chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. A prolific writer, Dr. Edwards has published more than 15 books and regularly appears in major newspapers and magazines. He is also a frequent commentator on television and radio. Dr. Edwards was the founding Director of the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University and a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a past President of The Philadelphia Society and has been a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He holds a BA degree in English from Duke University and a PhD in world politics from Catholic University. He also did graduate work at the Sorbonne in Paris. He and his wife, Anne, who assists him in all his writing, live in Alexandria, Va. They have two daughters and eight grandchildren.
Mark C. Henrie
Mark C. Henrie is Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI). He is the author of A Student’s Guide to the Core Curriculum, the editor of The Intercollegiate Review, and his articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications. Henrie serves on the editorial advisory council of First Things and is a member of the board of visitors at Ralston College in Savannah, Georgia. He is a founding member of the board of directors of the Center for European Renewal (The Hague, Netherlands). Mr. Henrie holds degrees from Dartmouth, Cambridge, and Harvard.
Roger Ream is President of The Fund for American Studies (TFAS), which organizes programs in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America educating students on the ideas of freedom and free-market economy. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Vanderbilt University and has more than 30 years of experience in education and public policy. Ream was a founding member of the Frank S. Meyer Society and currently serves as its secretary. He is on the boards of the Foundation for Economic Education, the U.S. Air Force Academy Foundation, the International Freedom Educational Foundation, and is a trustee of the Philadelphia Society.
Dr. Roger Scruton is a professor at Oxford University and a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. He is a writer, philosopher, and public commentator. He has written widely on political and cultural issues as well as on aesthetics, with particular attention to music and architecture. Scruton played an active role in the underground samizdat movement in Eastern Europe in the early 1980s, regularly visiting Prague, Bratislava, and Budapest. He had close ties with the small circle of the Bibó István College of Law, the intellectual hub of the opposition. Ever since, he has observed with interest the democratic development of Eastern Europe and he believes that the region has an important role in preserving and saving the European continent’s intellectual and cultural heritage. He is an ardent advocate of fox hunting, leads a dedicated fight against postmodern art, and promotes the preservation of the common cultural heritage of the West. He has published more than three dozen books on conservative political philosophy, on the critique of modernism, and various fields of the arts. He has also written operas, short stories, and political pamphlets.