Speaker profile: Dr. Tom Krannawitter
Director: Leadership Program of the Rockies, Defenders of the Declaration
Dr. Thomas L. Krannawitter is President of Speakeasy Ideas, a Colorado-based business. Prior to Speakeasy, Dr. Krannawitter had a career in academics and think tanks. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Claremont McKenna College, Hillsdale College, Colorado Christian University, and George Mason University. He was also Vice President of the Claremont Institute, where he helped launch the Claremont Review of Books.
Dr. Krannawitter holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in political science from the Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. His specialties include American political thought, constitutional law, and classical and modern political philosophy. He has received graduate and research fellowships from the John M. Olin Foundation, the H.B. Earhart Foundation, the Winston Churchill Society, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Institute for Human Studies, and he was a Salvatori Fellow at the Heritage Foundation.
Dr. Krannawitter is the author most recently of Crisis of Our House Divided: A Guide To Talking Politics Without The Noise (2014). His earlier books include Vindicating Lincoln: Defending the Politics of Our Greatest President (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008) and A Nation Under God? The ACLU and Religion in American Politics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005). He’s a contributing author to Challenges to the American Founding: Slavery, Historicism, and Progressivism in the 19th Century (Lexington Books, 2005) and Lincoln & Liberty: Wisdom for the Ages (The University Press of Kentucky, 2014), featuring an introduction by Justice Clarence Thomas.
Dr. Krannawitter’s essays have been published in numerous journals and newspapers, and he speaks widely on matters related to individual freedom, citizenship, and constitutional government.
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