Thursday, September 22, 2016
Reception and Remarks
Offices of Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher
200 Park Ave, Floor 46,
New York, NY 10166
Join us for an evening with Bill Kristol, the legendary editor of The Weekly Standard, a regular on ABC’s This Week and on ABC’s special events and election coverage, and an outspoken critic of Trump’s candidacy.
Before starting the Weekly Standard in 1995, Mr. Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory. “I’d rather fight than switch” Bill Kristol
ABOUT BILL KRISTOL:
Bill Kristol is the founder and editor of the political magazine The Weekly Standard and a political analyst, known for his neo-conservatism and frank and outspoken approach to issues.
Kristol taught political philosophy and American politics at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, before joining the Reagan administration as chief of staff to Secretary of Education William Bennett during, and then as Chief of Staff to the Vice President in the George H. W. Bush administration. Kristol has played a major role in the debate on American foreign policy since September 11th, and was the co-author of the New York Times bestseller, The War Over Iraq: Saddam’s Tyranny and America’s Mission. He also served as a foreign policy advisor for Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign
A strategist who thrived at the hub of power before becoming an analyst, Kristol chaired the Project for the Republican Future where he helped shape the 1994 Republican congressional victory. After the Republican sweep of both houses of Congress in 1994, Kristol established, along with conservative John Podhoretz, the conservative newsmagazine The Weekly Standard. Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Managing Director of News Corp., financed the creation; Kristol is its current editor. Kristol is the recipient of the 2009 Bradley Prize for his commitment to strengthening American democratic capitalism and the institutions, principles and values that sustain and nurture it.
Kristol is associated with a number of prominent conservative think tanks. He was chairman of the New Citizenship Project from 1997 to 2005. In 1997, he co-founded the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) with Robert Kagan. He is a member of the board of trustees for the free-market Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a member of the Policy Advisory Board for the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and a director of the Foreign Policy Initiative. He is also one of the three board members of Keep America Safe, and serves on the board of the Emergency Committee for Israel and the Susan B. Anthony List.