On this episode of Reaganism, Roger sits down with Shannon Clark and Anand Gupta of Palantir Technologies. Shannon Clark is a Senior Vice President at Palantir, where she leads innovation, strategy, and growth with their defense clients. Anand Gupta oversees building Palantir’s most frontier products including those at the intersection of Space and Artificial Intelligence. Roger, Shannon, and Anand talked about Palantir and the role that software plays in protecting our national security.

On this episode of Reaganism, Roger sits down with Troy Senik. A former speechwriter to President George W. Bush and co-founder of the digital media company Kite & Key, Troy is the author of A Man of Iron: the Turbulent Life and Improbably Presidency of Grover Cleveland. Roger and Troy discussed Grover Cleveland, the only president thus far to serve two non-consecutive terms in office as both America’s 22nd and 24th president.

On this episode, Reagan Institute Director of Scholarly Initiatives Dr. Anthony Eames speaks with Dr. Ben Griffin, an Army officer who currently teaches at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. They discussed Ben’s new book, Reagan’s War Stories, which examined how Ronald Reagan’s reading of Tom Clancy novels and other science fiction books influenced his worldview and national security policies.

On this episode of Reaganism, Roger speaks with Dr. Henry Nau, professor emeritus at George Washington University and the author of, among other books, Conservative Internationalism: Armed Diplomacy Under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan. He also worked on international economic issues on the White House National Security Council under President Reagan. Roger and Henry discussed his recent article in National Review titled, “Why Reagan Matters”.

On this episode of Reaganism, Roger speaks with Joe Laurienti, Founder & CEO of Ursa Major. Ursa Major is a the first American company to develop rocket engines for application in both hypersonic systems and space launches. Roger and Joe discuss his background working at SpaceX and Blue Origin, founding Ursa Major, hypersonics technology, and the national security innovation base.

On this episode of Reaganism, Roger sits down with Dr. John Hillen, the James C. Wheat Visiting Professor in Leadership at Hampden-Sydney College. He previously served in the U.S. Army, for George W. Bush, and as a business executive. Roger and John discussed leadership, what a conservative foreign policy should consist of, and how the United States should approach competition with China.(we apologize for audio issues in this episode)

On this episode of Reaganism, guest host Dr. Anthony Eames, Director of Scholarly Initiatives at the Reagan Institute, speaks with Dr. James Cooper, Associate Professor in History and American Studies at York St John University in the United Kingdom. Anthony and James spoke about the relationship between Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher as well as broader U.S.-U.K. relations.

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On this episode of Reaganism, Roger sits down with Barbara Comstock, who served as the Congresswoman from Virginia’s 10th District from 2015 to 2019. This recording took place live at the 2022 Social Innovation Summit. Operating at the nexus of technology, philanthropy, and business, the Social Innovation Summit brings together the brightest minds – across industries, sectors, and generations – to catalyze inspired partnerships that are disrupting social impact.

On this episode of Reaganism, Roger sits down with Dr. Diana Schaub, a Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Maryland. Roger and Dr. Schaub discuss her recent book, His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation.

On this episode of Reaganism, Roger sits down with Dr. Glenn Hubbard, the Dean Emeritus and a Professor at Columbia Business School. From 2001 to 2003, he also served as the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors. Roger and Dr. Hubbard discuss his new book, The Wall and the Bridge: Fear and Opportunity in Disruption’s Wake.

On this episode of Reaganism, we are joined by former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to talk about his new book, A Sacred Oath: Memoirs of a Secretary of Defense During Extraordinary Times. Roger and Secretary Esper discuss how the Pentagon addressed growing threats like terrorism, China, and a global pandemic.

In The Right, Matthew Continetti gives a sweeping account of movement conservatism’s evolution, from the Progressive Era through the present. He tells the story of how conservatism began as networks of intellectuals, developing and institutionalizing a vision that grew over time, until they began to buckle under new pressures, resembling national populist movements. Drawing out the tensions between the desire for mainstream acceptance and the pull of extremism, Continetti argues that the more one studies conservatism’s past, the more one becomes convinced of its future.

On this episode of Reaganism, we are joined by Chris Christie, former Governor of New Jersey and former U.S. Attorney. Roger and Gov. Christie discussed his speech in the Time for Choosing Series at the Reagan Library as well as the future of the Republican Party and upcoming elections.

On this episode of Reaganism and recent live event at the Reagan Institute in Washington, D.C., we hear keynote remarks from Dr. Kathleen Hicks, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Hicks’s address focuses on the Department’s recently-released unclassified summary of the National Defense Strategy—the guiding doctrine of U.S. defense policy and priorities—as well as the Fiscal Year 2023 budget request. Following her remarks, Dr. Hicks participated in a moderated conversation with Reagan Institute Director Roger Zakheim. A panel discussion followed with insights from The Honorable Michèle Flournoy, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Representative Elaine Luria, U.S. Representative (VA-02), and The Honorable Mac Thornberry, Former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

On this episode, we are joined by Senator Joni Ernst. She was elected from Iowa in 2014 and is the first female combat veteran to serve in the U.S. Senate, after a distinguished career in the Army Reserve and in the Army National Guard. She is the Vice Chair of the Senate Republican Conference and a member of the House Armed Services Committee. Roger and Sen. Ernst talked about the war in Ukraine, including her personal connection to the country and the Ukrainian military’s need for additional lethal aid. They also discussed China, and how the China threat affects everyday Iowans.

On this episode of Reaganism, we are joined by Juan Zarate, Global Co-Managing Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at K2 Integrity. Juan previously served in the George W. Bush Administration as deputy National Security Advisor. Roger and Juan discussed the future of the dollar as the global reserve currency, cryptocurrencies, SWIFT, sanctions, and the war in Ukraine.

On this episode of Reaganism, we are joined by David Feith, an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a Senior Fellow with the Commanding Heights Initiative of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE). David was previously a U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and an editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong. Roger and David discussed China, their reaction to Russia’s War in Ukraine, and how finance fits into their broader strategy.

On this episode of Reaganism, we are joined by Rep. Victoria Spartz, a freshman Republican member of Congress that grew up in Ukraine until the age of 22.

Roger and Rep. Spartz discuss Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine, her connections to the conflict, and how the United States should respond.

On this episode of Reaganism, we are joined by Managing Director of the Defense Innovation Unit, Mike Brown. Roger and Mike discussed DIU’s efforts to help the military attain more innovative technologies and ensure that the United States can win in the future of warfare.

On this episode of Reaganism, we are joined by Presidential historian and prolific Reagan biographer Craig Shirley. Shirley is the author of the new book, April 1945: The Hinge of History, which tells the story of the American victory at the end of the Second World War. The discussion consists of the new book, the leadership of Franklin Roosevelt and Generals Patton and MacArthur, and what President Reagan learned from FDR’s example.