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Journalist, Author, and Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Guest Speaker - Class of Fall 2019

David Frum is a staff writer at The Atlantic.


In 2001-2002, he served as special assistant and speechwriter to President George W. Bush during and after the 9/11 attacks on the United States.  A recognized intellectual leader of the American conservative movement, Frum is the author of nine books, including Dead Right (1994), The Right Man (2003), Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again (2007), How We Got Here: The 70’s, The Decade That Brought You Modern Life, for Better or Worse (2008), Patriots: A Novel (2012), and, most recently, Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic (2018). He is currently at work on a book about renewing American world leadership after the Trump presidency.


Frum has been a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a trustee of the Republican Jewish Coalition, and chairman of the board of trustees of Policy Exchange, the leading center-right think tank in the United Kingdom. He appears frequently on CNN, MSNBC, and the Australian, British, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporations.

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