"Congratulations to our own Peter Berkowitz, the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, on being named a recipient of this year’s prestigious Bradley Prize.  Peter has dedicated his career to advancing the ideals of constitutional government, freedom and national security -- the same principles that guide the Bradley Foundation.  I can’t think of a more deserving recipient of this esteemed honor, and I look forward to joining Peter at the awards ceremony in April as he receives this distinguished recognition."


Peter Berkowitz, a political scientist and the Tad and Diane Taube Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, is one of four recipients of the 2017 Bradley Prize. The honor recognizes individuals of extraordinary talent and dedication who have made contributions in areas consistent with the mission of The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. Dr. Berkowitz, a former law professor and professor of government, has published numerous influential articles, essays and books. He holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College, an M.A. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and a J.D. and Ph.D. from Yale University.

The Bradley Prize will be awarded to Dr. Berkowitz at a ceremony to be held on April 6, 2017 at Sidney Harman Hall, Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.

“Dr. Berkowitz, one of our nation’s leading public intellectuals, advocates for the principles of freedom through his writings on conservatism, liberal education, national security and the Middle East,” said Richard Graber, President and CEO of the Bradley Foundation.

The selection was based on nominations submitted by more than 200 prominent individuals across the country and chosen by the Bradley Prizes Selection Committee.

“Through the Bradley Prizes, we recognize individuals like Dr. Berkowitz, whose lifelong commitment to promoting liberty sets an example for others to follow,” stated Graber.

Founded in 1985, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation’s vision is for a nation whose principles and institutions honor our inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Its mission is to restore, strengthen and protect the principles and institutions of American exceptionalism. The core principles which guide the Foundation’s grant making include a commitment to free markets; fidelity to the Constitution with its principles of limited government, federalism, separation of powers and individual liberties; defense and promotion of the fundamental institutions of civil society; and dedication to the formation of informed citizens capable of self-government.

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