John Fonte

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for American Common Culture

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John Fonte is a senior fellow and director of the Center for American Common Culture at Hudson Institute.

Biography

John Fonte is a senior fellow and director of the Center for American Common Culture at Hudson Institute.

Dr. Fonte is the author of Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves or be Ruled by Others? , winner of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s Paolucci-Bagehot book award for 2012 and a number-one rated Amazon best-seller in international law. He is co-editor of Education for America's Role in World Affairs, a book on civic and world affairs education used in universities and teacher training institutes.

Dr. Fonte's articles and essays on citizenship, history, civic education, patriotism, assimilation, immigration, civil rights, global organizations, American sovereignty, and liberal democracy have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Commentary, Orbis, National Review, the National Interest, the American Interest, the Claremont Review of Books, Policy Review, American Enterprise, Transaction, Academic Questions, American Legion Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun Times, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the San Diego Union-Tribune; as well as internationally, in Le Figaro (France), Nativ (Israel), Opinio (Netherlands), Perfiles Liberales (Mexico), Policy (Australia), Review (Australia), the Weekend Australian (Australia), and the National Post (Canada). He has also appeared on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, France 24, Voice of America, News Talk TV, Bloomberg TV, the Armstrong Williams Show, as well as numerous radio programs throughout the country, including National Public Radio.

Dr. Fonte has been a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute where he directed the Committee to Review National Standards under the chairmanship of Lynne V. Cheney. He also served as a senior researcher at the US Department of Education, and as program administrator at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). He is currently on the Board of the American Council for Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). He served on the foreign policy team of presidential candidate Newt Gingrich in 2012.

Dr. Fonte has testified before Congress on immigration, assimilation, citizenship, citizenship naturalization, and civil rights issues. He has served as a consultant for the Texas Education Agency, the Virginia Department of Education, the California Academic Standards Commission, the American Federation of Teachers, and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania. He was a member of the steering committee for the congressionally-mandated National Assessment for Education Progress (NAEP) which issued the "nation's report card" on civics and government.

He served as principal advisor for CIVITAS: A Framework for Civic Education funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, and he was appointed by the general editor to write the chapter on The Federalist Papers. He has taught at the higher education and secondary school levels. He received his PhD in world history from the University of Chicago, and his MA and BA in history from the University of Arizona.

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June 2018
Past Event
Poland, NATO, and the Future of Eastern European Security
Featured Speakers:
Andrew Roberts
Walter Russell Mead
John Fonte
The Honorable Anna Maria Anders
A view of EU, Polish and NATO flags at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, June 21, 2016 (Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
26
June 2018
Past Event
Poland, NATO, and the Future of Eastern European Security

Andrew Roberts, Walter Russell Mead, John Fonte, and Anna Maria Anders discuss Poland.

A view of EU, Polish and NATO flags at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, June 21, 2016 (Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Andrew Roberts
Walter Russell Mead
John Fonte
The Honorable Anna Maria Anders
30
June 2017
Past Event
Brexit and British Values: What Next?
Featured Speakers:
David Goodhart
Walter Russell Mead
John Fonte
Brexit Minister David Davis and European Commission member in charge of Brexit negotiations Michel Barnier address a press conference in Brussels on June 19, 2017 (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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June 2017
Past Event
Brexit and British Values: What Next?

David Goodhart, Walter Russell Mead, and John Fonte on post-Brexit Britain, populism, and the values divide

Brexit Minister David Davis and European Commission member in charge of Brexit negotiations Michel Barnier address a press conference in Brussels on June 19, 2017 (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
David Goodhart
Walter Russell Mead
John Fonte
08
April 2016
Past Event
The Future of the European Union
Featured Speakers:
John Fonte
Todd Huizinga
Jeremy A. Rabkin
Dalibor Rohac
Nile Gardiner
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08
April 2016
Past Event
The Future of the European Union

John Fonte, Todd Huizinga, Jeremy Rabkin, Nile Gardiner, and Dalibor Rohac discuss the future of the European Union.

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Featured Speakers:
John Fonte
Todd Huizinga
Jeremy A. Rabkin
Dalibor Rohac
Nile Gardiner
11
December 2014
Past Event
Immigration After Executive Action: A Symposium on Reform
Featured Speakers:
John Fonte
Michael Barone
Mark Krikorian
Andrew C. McCarthy
Alex Nowrasteh
George F. Will
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December 2014
Past Event
Immigration After Executive Action: A Symposium on Reform

A symposium of competing views on immigration reform features John Fonte, Michael Barone, Mark Krikorian, Andrew McCarthy, Alex Nowrasteh, George Will

Featured Speakers:
John Fonte
Michael Barone
Mark Krikorian
Andrew C. McCarthy
Alex Nowrasteh
George F. Will
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