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Dr. Jay Richards

Jay W. Richards, PhD, is Director of the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family and the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation,  a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, and Executive Editor of The Stream.

Dr. Richards has written or edited more than a dozen books, including the New York Times bestsellers Infiltrated (2013) and Indivisible (2012); The Human AdvantageMoney, Greed, and God, winner of a 2010 Templeton Enterprise Award; The Hobbit Party with Jonathan Witt; and Eat, Fast, Feast.

He is also creator and executive producer of several documentaries, including three that have appeared widely on PBS, and writes frequently for many publications, including The Harvard Business ReviewWall Street JournalBarron’sWashington PostThe New York PostNewsweekForbesFox NewsNational Review Online, The Hill, Investor’s Business DailyWashington TimesThe Philadelphia InquirerThe Huffington PostThe Federalist, and The Daily Caller.

He's appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs, is a regular guest on EWTN, and has spoken at academic conferences; college and university campuses in the United States, Europe, and Asia; many think tanks in the U.S. and Europe; public policy meetings; and on several occasions to members of the U.S. Congress and U.S. congressional staff.

His 2008 debate at Stanford University with Christopher Hitchens, moderated by Ben Stein, was broadcast live to several hundred churches in North America.