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2005 - 2006 Lecture

William Kristol

The 40th annual Hanify-Howland Memorial Lecture was delivered by William Kristol, editor of the influential Washington-based political magazine, The Weekly Standard, on Wednesday, November 16, 2005. Dr. Kristol’s lecture was titled American Foreign Policy after September 11th.

Washington insiders give Kristol a fair amount of the credit for the new American foreign policy doctrine articulated by President Bush after the attack of Sept. 11. In his lecture, Kristol suggested how Sept. 11 may have initiated a new era in American politics and foreign policy. His lecture focused on what comes next, what the Bush administration intends to do, and drew out some of the implications of the new world we’re living in, at home and abroad, politically and culturally.

Widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading political analysts and commentators, Kristol regularly appears on "Fox News Sunday" and Fox News Channel. As an advocate for a strong American foreign policy, he has pushed the foreign policy debate forward since Sept. 11 and continues to drive the conversation as co-author of The New York Times bestseller The War Over Iraq (Encounter Books, 2003). He has most recently edited the well-received anthology The Weekly Standard, A Reader: 1995-2005 (HarperCollins).

Before starting The Weekly Standard in 1995, 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 Bush administration, and to Secretary of Education William Bennett under President Reagan. Before coming to Washington in 1985, Kristol taught politics at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Read The Crusader's article covering the lecture.