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Ryan Anderson

The Heritage Foundation

Ryan T. Anderson is the William E. Simon Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, where he researches and writes about marriage and religious liberty as well as the moral dimensions of economic thought, health care, and education. Anderson is also the editor of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, N.J. He is the co-author with Princeton’s Robert P. George and Sherif Girgis of the acclaimed book, What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense (Encounter Books, December 2012). Anderson’s previous positions include assistant editor of First Things, journalism fellow of the Phillips Foundation, and executive director of the Witherspoon Institute. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. He holds a doctorate in political philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. His dissertation is titled “Neither Liberal nor Libertarian: A Natural Law Approach to Social Justice and Economic Rights.”