Founders and leaders of The Federalist Society for Public Policy Studies

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is an organization of law students, lawyers, and others interested in the law dedicated to advancing an understanding of the principles underlying American law and furthering their application.  It was founded in 1982 by Spencer Abraham, Steven Calabresi, David McIntosh, and Lee Liberman Otis while they were law students at Harvard, Yale, and The University of Chicago.  Under the energetic, competent leadership of Eugene Meyer and Leonard Leo, the Society has since expanded into a nationally prominent institution representing more than 40,000 law students, attorneys, academics, public-policy practitioners, and jurists.


Martin Gilbert

Bradley Prize recipient Sir Martin Gilbert is the official biographer of Winston Churchill and a renowned historian of the modern world.  He has authored more than 80 books, including all six volumes of the biography Winston S. Churchill and the one-volume Churchill:  A Life.  Gilbert has also edited 12 volumes of Churchill documents, the most recent of which is The Ever Widening War, covering 1941.  He is now working on volumes covering 1942 to 1965.


Arnold C. Harberger

Bradley Prize recipient Arnold C. Harberger is a distinguished professor of economics at the University of California-Los Angeles and the Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at The University of Chicago, where he taught from 1953 to 1991.  Harberger is a past president of the American Economic Association, the Western Economic Association, and the Society for Cost-Benefit Analysis.  He has been a policy consultant to many foreign governments, international financial organizations, and foundations.  Since 2006, he has been chief economic advisor to the United States Agency for International Development, with which he has worked since its inception in 1961.


William Kristol

Bradley Prize recipient William Kristol is the founder and editor of The Weekly Standard, a journal of politics and ideas.  An influential public intellectual, he is a FOX News political analyst, a panelist on FOX News Sunday, and a monthly columnist for The Washington Post.