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Spring 2009 William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor

Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson


The School of Public Policy announces the appointment of Victor Davis Hanson as the Spring 2009 William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor. During his residence, Hanson will lead the Seminar in International Relations: Global Rule of Western Civilization?

Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Professor Emeritus of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno; and the Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History at Hillsdale College. He is also a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services.

Among numerous awards, honors, and fellowships, Hanson was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2007 and the Bradley Prize in 2008.

Hanson is the author of hundreds of articles, book reviews, scholarly papers, and newspaper editorials on matters ranging from ancient Greek, agrarian, and military history to foreign affairs, domestic politics, and contemporary culture. He has written or edited 17 books and has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, and New York Post, among others.

Hanson received a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1975, attended the American School of Classical Studies, and received a Ph.D. in classics from Stanford University in 1980.

The William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professorship at the School of Public Policy is funded by the William E. Simon Foundation and the John M. Olin Foundation. The program gives the School the opportunity to invite a series of nationally recognized and highly respected individuals to be in residence each year. Each visiting professor leads a class or seminar, devotes significant time as a resident mentor to student scholars, and leads presentations for the entire campus community.