The chair and the annual lecture were made possible by gifts from the Stanley and Arlene Ginsburg Family Foundation and Edward Satell.
FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West, directed by Ronald J. Granieri, reflects an interest in Transatlantic relations that is an integral part of FPRI’s DNA. It encourages research and publication that illuminate the key dimensions of American identity and Western civilization, and seeks to enrich the teaching of American and world history through a series of weekend-long professional development programs for high school teachers. The Center publishes the American Review of Books, Blogs, and Bull; sponsors a monthly interactive program on Geopolitics with Granieri; and produces a series of animated video primers for students on topics in American history and government.
Walter A. McDougall is the founding Co-Chairman of FPRI’s Butcher History Institute and Chairman of FPRI’s Board of Advisors. He is also the Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations and Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. His articles and columns have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Commentary, and other national publications. McDougall is the author of several critically acclaimed books including: