LOGAN BEIRNE is an Olin Scholar at Yale Law School. Prior to this appointment, Logan practiced as an attorney with the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City and was a Fulbright Scholar at Queen’s University. He received his JD from Yale Law School, where he was a Coker Fellow and was awarded the Edgar M. Cullen Prize for his constitutional scholarship.
Marcello Pera teaches political philosophy at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. He has been a professor of the philosophy of science at the universities of Catania and Pisa, and a visiting fellow in many universities and institutes in the United States, England, and Israel. Mr. Pera served as president of the Italian Senate from 2001 to 2006. The author of several publications on the history and philosophy of science, he co-authored a book with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) titled Without Roots: The West, Relativism, Christianity, Islam (2005).
Born in San Francisco, Mark Stricherz earned a B.A. in political science from Santa Clara University and an M.A. in social sciences from the University of Chicago. After working in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps to redevelop an inner-city neighborhood in Baton Rouge, he became a newspaper reporter; his articles have appeared in many national publications, including the Washington Post, The Weekly Standard, the New Republic, and Christianity Today. He lives in Washington with his wife and daughter.
Meghan Clyne is the managing editor of National Affairs. She has worked as a special assistant and speechwriter to President George W. Bush, speechwriter to First Lady Laura Bush, a reporter in New York and Washington for the New York Sun, and an associate editor at National Review. Her writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the Weekly Standard, the Guardian, and elsewhere. She holds a BA from Yale University.