Dr. John Fonte is a senior fellow and director of the Center for American Common Culture at the Hudson Institute specializing in civic identity and global democratic issues. He has been a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a senior researcher at the U.S. Department of Education. Fonte has testified before Congress and has served as an educational consultant for the states of California, Texas, and Virginia, as well as for the American Federation of Teachers, and the Ministry of Education of Lithuania. He has taught at the higher education and secondary school levels. He received his Ph.D. in world history from the University of Chicago. Fonte’s writing has appeared in numerous American periodicals, including The Chronicle of Higher Education, and the National Interest, as well as in LeFigaro (France), Nativ (Israel), Perfiles Liberales (Mexico), Review, Policy, and The Weekend Australian (Australia), and the National Post (Canada). Dr. Fonte is co-editor of Education for America’s Role in World Affairs. He has appeared on The Lou Dobbs News Hour and Voice of America. His ideas on international law and "post-democracy" were cited in the annual New York Times Magazine’s "Year in Ideas" as among the most noteworthy of 2004.