(Posted March 20, 2017)

Henry Olsen, senior fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Henry Olsen, senior fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

            HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Henry Olsen, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, will speak at Juniata College on “Donald Trump and the Chamber of Republican Secrets,” at 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science.

            The talk is free and open to the public. His lecture is made possible through the Calvert N. Ellis Memorial Lecture endowment.

            His area of work focuses the electoral challenges facing modern American conservatism.

            Olsen has synthesized his research into an anticipated new book, “Ronald Reagan: New Deal Republican,” due out in June.

            Olsen has been a fellow at the Washington, D.C. think tank since 2013. Previously, he was vice president and director of the National Research Initiative at the American Enterprise Institute from 2006 to 2013. He also held executive positions (1998-2006) at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research in New York City and served as president of the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives (1995-1998) in Harrisburg, Pa.

            Olsen earned a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College, in Claremont, Calif., in 1983 and went on to earn a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School in 1990. He clerked for Judge Danny Boggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and then worked at the law firm of Dechert, Price & Rhoads in Philadelphia, Pa.

            He also worked as a political consultant for Hoffenblum-Mollrich, a California-based firm.

            Since starting his career as a policy analyst, Olsen has published numerous articles and opinion pieces at such media outlets as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, National Review and The Weekly Standard

            He is co-author of the book “Four Faces of the Republican Party: The Fight for the 2016 Republican Nomination,” with Dante Scala.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.