- Research Fellow and Associate Director
David Azerrad devotes his time and research to increasing public understanding of America’s founding principles.
As Associate Director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, Azerrad helps oversee what essentially is The Heritage Foundation’s “mini-university” for lectures, seminars, research papers and publications that teach the tenets of the American political tradition to policymakers, elected leaders and the public at large.
Azerrad is a doctoral candidate in politics at the University of Dallas, writing a dissertation on the foundations of John Locke’s political thought. While there, he taught the course “Principles of American Politics” to undergraduates.
Before joining Heritage in September 2010, Azerrad spent two years at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni pushing civic literacy and trying to shake up higher education. In 2007, he was a Publius Fellow at the Claremont Institute in California.
Azerrad’s articles, op-eds and editorials have appeared in various newspapers, magazines and academic journals, including The Times of London (writing as a correspondent in Malaysia), the New York Daily News, and Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy.
A native of Montreal, Quebec in Canada, Azerrad received his master of arts degree in political science from Carleton University in Ottawa. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Concordia University in Montreal. He currently resides in Washington, D.C.
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