Dr. James R. Harrigan earned his PhD in political science from the Claremont Graduate School and taught political science at the college level for a number of years. He became Dean of the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani, a private university in the Kurdish region of Iraq, and later served as Director of Academic Programs at the Institute for Humane Studies.
Dr. Harrigan has written extensively for the popular press, with articles appearing in the Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, Forbes, Investor's Business Daily, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and a host of other outlets. He is a fellow of the Lehrman Center, the Miller Center, and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Political Economy at Utah State University. He is presently the Director of Academic Programs at Strata, in Logan, Utah.