Bill Kristol | Our Parties, Our Politics: The 2024 Election and Beyond

Apr 3, 2024, 4:30 pm5:30 pm
Open to the public



Event Description


William Kristol is one of the nation’s leading political analysts and commentators. He is currently editor-at-large of the Bulwark, a conservative news and opinion outlet. He was previously the founder of the influential Washington-based political magazine, The Weekly Standard, which he edited for over two decades.

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. Prior to that, Mr. Kristol served as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle during the George H.W. Bush administration and to Secretary of Education William Bennett under President Reagan. Before coming to Washington in 1985, Mr. Kristol taught politics at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Mr. Kristol has published widely in areas ranging from foreign policy to constitutional law to political philosophy. He has co-edited several books, including The Neoconservative Imagination (with Christopher DeMuth, 1995), Educating the Prince: Essays in Honor of Harvey Mansfield (with Mark Blitz, 2000), Present Dangers (with Robert Kagan, 2000), Bush v. Gore: The Court Cases and the Commentary (with E. J. Dionne, Jr., 2001), The Future is Now: America Confronts the New Genetics (with Eric Cohen, 2002) and The War Over Iraq (with Lawrence Kaplan, 2003).

Mr. Kristol received his A.B. (1973) and Ph.D. (1979) from Harvard University.


Moderator: Frances Lee, Co-Director of CSDP and Professor of Politics and Public Affairs



  • School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)
  • Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP)