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February 4, 2014

Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson

The Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley welcomes back Dr. Victor Davis Hanson as the guest speaker for the February, 2014 monthly meeting.

Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution; his focus is classics and military history. Hanson was a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California (1992–93), a visiting professor of classics at Stanford University (1991–92), the annual Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Visiting Fellow in History at Hillsdale College (2004–), the Visiting Shifron Professor of Military History at the US Naval Academy (2002–3),and the William Simon Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Pepperdine University (2010). He has been awarded numerous teaching and journalism awards, including the National Humanities Medal (2007) and the Bradley Prize (2008).

Dr. Hanson is the author of some 250 articles, book reviews, and newspaper editorials on Greek, agrarian, and military history, and essays on contemporary culture. He has written or edited 23 books that focus on military history and Greek history, as well as two books on family farming. Currently, he is a syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services and a weekly columnist for the National Review Online and PJ Media. His column also appears periodically in the San Jose Mercury News.

Hanson received a BA in classics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (1975), was a fellow at the American School of Classical Studies, Athens (1977–78), and received his PhD in classics from Stanford University (1980).

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