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Peter Skerry

Peter Skerry

Peter Skerry is professor of political science at Boston College, a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, and a contributing editor of American Purpose. He was previously a contributing editor of The American Interest. He has been a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute as well as at the Brookings Institution. He served as co-chair of the Brookings-Duke Immigration Policy Roundtable and co-director of the Dialogue on Islam in America at the American Enterprise Institute. His research and writing focus on race, ethnicity, and religion in American society and politics.

Articles and Events

“We’re not going to fix the problem of elitism by doing away with standards.”

“We’re not going to fix the problem of elitism by doing away with standards.”

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, former president of George Washington University, sits down with Peter Skerry and Suzanne Garment to reflect on his life, the education debates—and why he’s not woke. “I had hoped by now America would have fixed its Black problem or its White problem.”

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, Peter Skerry, Suzanne Garment

Mar. 11, 2021: Yael Tamir discusses with Peter Skerry "Harnessing Nationalism for Liberal Ends."

Join us on March 11, 2021 to hear Professor and former Israeli Knesset member Yael Tamir discuss "Harnessing Nationalism for Liberal Ends." The event will be moderated by Peter Skerry.

Peter Skerry