David Azerrad

David Azerrad, Ph.D.

Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics and AWC Family Foundation Fellow

Areas of Expertise

  • Conservatism
  • Progressivism
  • The Constitution
  • American Founders

David Azerrad studies conservatism, progressivism, identity politics, libertarianism and the American Founding.

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David Azerrad studies the American political tradition from the Founding until today, with a particular emphasis on contemporary political movements. He also teaches classes on American conservative and progressive political thought at American University. His writings have appeared in various publications, including The Claremont Review of Books, The Weekly Standard, National Affairs, The Times (of London), Real Clear Politics, The Federalist, The National Interest, and Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy. He has also appeared on national television in the US, Canada, and the UK. Azerrad received a doctoral degree in politics from the University of Dallas, where he wrote a dissertation on the foundations of John Locke’s political thought. A native of Montreal, Quebec, he received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Concordia University in Montreal and a master of arts degree in political science from Carleton University in Ottawa.

B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics


The Promises and Perils of Identity Politics

David Azerrad

Jan 23, 2019 Over an hour read