Rich Lowry, National Review
As one of the most respected conservative voices, Rich Lowry brings his sharp analysis and well-formed opinions to the political discussion through his writing and commentary. Lowry became editor of National Review in 1997 when selected by William F. Buckley, Jr. to lead the magazine.
Today, National Review remains a conservative guidepost, helping to bring to prominence rising conservative leaders and advance conservative policies. Lowry is a syndicated columnist and a political commentator. He also writes a weekly column for Politico. Known for his skillful debating style, Lowry is a frequent guest on Meet the Press, This Week and FOX News Sunday.
He is the author of the Case for Nationalism: How It Made Us Powerful, United and Free and Lincoln Unbound, which follows Abraham Lincoln’s climb to the presidency. Lowry’s book onBill Clinton was aNew York Timesbestseller. He serves on the Board of Counselors at Arizona State University’s School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership.
Yascha Mounk, Johns Hopkins University
Yascha Mounk is a writer, academic and public speaker known for his work on the rise of populism and the crisis of liberal democracy. Born in Germany to Polish parents, Yascha received his BA in History from Trinity College, Cambridge, and his PhD in Government from Harvard University.
Mounk is one of the world's leading experts on the crisis of liberal democracy and the rise of populism. The author of three books that have been translated into ten languages, he is an Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University, a Contributing Editor at The Atlantic, a Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund, and the host of The Good Fight podcast.
Yascha is a frequent keynote speaker at high-profile events like the Aspen Ideas Festival and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Fluent in English, German, French and Italian, he provides commentary for leading radio and television programs around the world.