Josiah Bunting III, Distinguished Lehrman Institute Fellow in American History.
Lehrman Fellow Josiah Bunting III is president of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. Before assuming that responsibility in 2004, he was superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia for eight years. General Bunting, a leading educator for over two decades, was the thirteenth Superintendent of VMI where he was promoted to Lieutenant General. Bunting graduated from VMI in 1963. He later studied at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and at Columbia where he was a John Burgess Fellow. After receiving a B.A. and M.A. from Oxford, where he was President of the American Students Association, he entered the United States Army in 1966. General Bunting spent a year at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island before being named President at Briarcliff. During that year he was professor and acting head of the Department of Strategy, and he finished the last year of a three-year fellowship in the Department of History at Columbia University.
Prior to being superintendent General Bunting was headmaster of the Lawrenceville School, an independent boarding school near Princeton, New Jersey. He had been at Lawrenceville School since 1987, following a ten-year tenure as President of Hampden-Sydney College. Prior to that time, he served as President of Briarcliff College, a women's college in Briarcliff, New York, from 1973 to 1977. He also serves as chairman of the National Civic Literacy Board at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute in Wilmington, Delaware—an enterprise committed to the reestablishment of the regular study of the staple subjects of liberal education in American universities and colleges. His books include a biography of Ulysses Grant, and a biography of George C. Marshall. Among Mr. Bunting’s four novels, The Lionheads, was selected as one of the "Ten Best Novels of 1973" by Time Magazine; his utopian fantasy about an ideal college—An Education for Our Time—was a main selection of the Conservative Book Club (1998).
"George Marshall: An American for All Seasons"
"Marshall, Stimson, Roosevelt: Strategic Decisions 1940-1945"
John Mueller, Distinguished Lehrman Institute Fellow in Economics.
Lehrman Institute Fellow John D. Mueller is Director of the Economics and Ethics Program of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Mueller is also president of LBMC LLC, a firm in Washington, D.C., specializing in economic and financial-market forecasting and economic policy analysis. Mueller graduated in 1974 from Haverford College. In 1974-75 he was a Thomas J. Watson Traveling Fellow. In 2001-2002 he was among the first Fellows of Princeton University’s James Madison Program. Mueller became a nationally known forecaster by devising a money measure he called the World Dollar Base to predict the 1990-91 inflation and 1991 recession, which surprised most forecasters. From 1988 to 2001 he was a principal and chief economist of Lehrman Bell Mueller Cannon, Inc.. Mueller has advised many American and foreign economic policymakers on monetary policy and exchange rates, policies for reducing unemployment, and income-tax, welfare and Social Security reform. From 1979 through 1988, Mueller was economist and speechwriter to then-Congressman Jack Kemp, mostly as Economic Counsel to the House Republican Conference (caucus) of which Kemp was chairman. In that capacity he drafted bills originating some key features of President Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts of 1981 and Tax Reform Act of 1986. Mr. Mueller has been a Fellow of The Lehrman Institute since 2000. He was a founding board member of the G.K. Chesterton Institute, which is now at Seton Hall University.
"What should be a Culture of Enterprise in an Age of Globalization"
"How Does Fiscal Policy Affect the American Worker"
"Family-Friendly Fiscal Policy to Weather "Demographic Winter""
"The Economics of Loving Your Neighbor"
"Hey, Reagan Did That!"
"Social Security Endgame"
"Social Security and Fertility"
"Taxes, Social Security and the Politics of Reform"
Lehrman Institute Senior Fellow Richard J. Behn has developed seven web sites on American History for the Lehrman Institute and the Lincoln Institute, focusing on the Founders and Abraham Lincoln. He has taught courses in political strategy at George Washington University and consulted on presidential elections in Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Panama. He has done extensive research in and training in leadership studies. He received his BA. in government from Trinity College and his M.Ed. from the University of Hartford.
"Getting the Kinks Out"
"Mr. Lincoln and Cupid"
"Mr. Lincoln and the Press"
"Mr. Lincoln's Search for Meaning"
"The American Founders and the American University"