Meet Anne R. Pierce

Anne R. Pierce

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 was 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, US News,, The Hill, The Washington Examiner, The National Interest, The Washington Times,, Society, Providence Magazine,,, 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;

Professional Associations

  • 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