Anne R. Pierce is an author, commentator and scholar in the areas of American presidents, American foreign policy, and American society. She combines historical perspective with up-to-the-minute analysis of forces shaping our world. Her foreign policy work emphasizes both moral and strategic concerns, stressing human rights and political freedom, and national security and global stability. With a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Pierce is an appointed member of Princeton University’s James Madison Society and a Political Science Series Editor for Transaction Publishers. Pierce has written three books, and contributed to three others. Her articles have been published in USA Today, The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner, USEmbassy.gov, Society, Ricochet.com, WorldandIJournal.com, and elsewhere.
Presentations and Interviews
- Presentation entitled “Forgetting Lessons Learned the Hard Way: American Amnesia Regarding Hitler’s Meteoric Rise,” at Boston University (Political Science Department), April 16, 2015.
- Invited Participant and Panelist in the Liberty Fund Colloquium “Liberty and Civilization,” March 26-29, 2015.
- Presentation entitled “Forgetting Lessons Learned the Hard Way: American Amnesia Regarding Hitler’s Meteoric Rise,” at conference hosted by Princeton University’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, entitled “The Totalitarian Epoch: The Fate of Law and Liberty in the 20th Century and Beyond.” May 19-20, 2014. (Aired on C-SPAN.)
- Hour-long radio interviews with host Coy Barefoot of Inside Charlottesville on WCHV- AM (2014), and host Joy Cardin on Wisconsin Public Radio (2009); numerous shorter interviews with radio stations such as ABC Radio and The Catholic Channel.
- Article entitled The American Foreign Policy Tradition was recommended reading by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Programs (IIP), April 2004. IIP provides information outreach support to U.S. embassies and consulates in more than 140 countries worldwide. IIP communicates with foreign opinion makers and an international audience through materials published in English, Arabic Chinese, Persian Russian and Spanish on issues of foreign policy, society and values.
- Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman and Ships Without a Shore received positive reviews by, among others: author Jane Healy, Brad Wilson of Princeton, James Swain of Yale, and Judith Swanson of Boston University. Ships Without a Shore was designated “highly recommended” by Choice.
- Positive reviews and features on these books appeared on websites including the following: Claremont Review online; Suite101; Bookviews; BellaOnline; JimAgnew.com.
- University of Chicago, Doctor of Philosophy
- Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts with Distinction
- Appointed member of the James Madison Society of International Scholars at Princeton University (Appointed in June, 2014)
- Political Science Series Editor for Transaction Publishers
- The American Political Science Association
- The Churchill Society
- The James Madison Program In American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University
- The Fund for American Studies
Books and Contributions
- A Perilous Path: The Foreign Policy Legacy of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. Post Hill Press, 2016.
- Globalism’s Conundrum, Chapter in Asia-Pacific in the Age of Globalization, edited by Robert David Johnson, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
- Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman: Mission and Power in American Foreign Policy. Praeger Publishers, hardcover 2003; Transaction Publishers, paperback 2007.
- Introduction to Walter Lippmann’s The Stakes of Diplomacy, Transaction Publishers, reprint 2007.
- Ships Without a Shore: America’s Undernurtured Children. Transaction Publishers, hardcover, 2008, paperback, 2009.
- Modernity and the Destruction of Boundaries in John Ford’s The Grapes of Wrath, Chapter in Print the Legend: Politics, Culture and Civic Virtue in the Movies of John Ford, edited by Sidney Al Pearson. Lexington Press, 2009.
- Who’s Raising Baby?: Challenges to Modern-Day Parenting, in annual editions of The Family and Human Development. McGraw Hill 2003-2010.