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Chris Flannery

Executive Director

Chris Flannery is the executive director of the Ashbrook Center. He has been actively involved with the Ashbrook Center since 1988 and has been on the Ashbrook Board since 2000.

Chris was one of the founders of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy in Claremont, California. He served as vice president of the organization for its first five years and has been on its board since 1979. He is a Senior Fellow of the Institute and a Contributing Editor of the Claremont Review of Books. His publications include essays and reviews in The Claremont Review of Books, Academic QuestionsInterpretation, and The American Scholar and chapters in several edited volumes. He is the creator of the American stories series, Even in L.A., and will launch a new podcast series, The American Story, in 2019.

Prior to becoming Ashbrook’s executive director, Chris was a professor in the Honor’s College at Azusa Pacific University, where he taught for over 30 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge, his M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School, and an M.A. in International History from the London School of Economics and Political Science at the University of London.