Herbert Ira London, PhD

Herbert London

Title: President
Company: London Center for Policy Research
Location: New York, New York, United States

Herbert Ira London, President of the London Center for Policy Research, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in activism.

Seeking the truth, Dr. London thrived as the president of the London Center for Policy Research. He founded the think-tank in 2012, and is backed by more than five decades as a conservative activist, commentator, author, and academic. His goal is to conduct research on topics like national security, energy, and risk analysis, to add to policy debates, and to build support for positions that support the national interest and the interest of key allies.

Over the years, Dr. London has garnered a strong reputation for professional excellence. He was notably the president of the Hudson Institute and a senior research fellow at the Manhattan Institute, as well as a longstanding member of the New York University community. Dr. London served the institution in many roles during his time there, including John M. Olin Professor of Humanities and dean of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. He accepted the distinguished title of professor emeritus in 2005. To further spread his knowledge, Dr. London has spoken as a guest lecturer on many major radio and television programs and at universities across the country, and remains an affiliated professor at the University of Haifa in Israel.  He also appeared as the co-host of the CNN program, “Crossfire.”

Another major aspect of Dr. London’s career is writing. He most recently co-authored “The BDS War Against Israel: The Orwellian Campaign to Destroy Israel Through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement” in 2014, and authored “The Transformational Decade: Snapshots of a Decade from 9/11 to the Obama Presidency” in 2012. Other notable publications include “Decline and Revival in Higher Education,” “America’s Secular Challenge: The Rise of a New National Religion,” “Decade of Denial: A Snapshot of America in the 1990s,” “From the Empire State to the Vampire State,” and “Armageddon in the Classroom.” Dr. London has also contributed numerous articles to magazines and newspapers like the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Fortune, and New York Times Magazine, and has authored the plays “My Most Embarrassing Moment,” “A Love That Cannot Speak Its Name,” and “Mr. Tin Pin Alley.” Additionally, he created the television program, “Myths That Rule America,” and a 47-part CBS series called “The American Character,” and was a contributing editor for “St. Croix Review, “American Arts Quarterly,” and “The American Spectator.”

Dr. London considers some of his greatest achievements to be running for governor of New York as the conservative candidate and generating more votes than any third-party candidate running for governor in American history, and having his book, “Why Are They Lying to our Children?”, be the subject of a speech given by then-President Ronald Reagan. He was also proud to create the “University Without Walls” (now the Gallatin School), which was the first new college at New York University in 100 years. It provided interdisciplinary and out-of-the-classroom learning, organized around the study of great books and classic texts. In recognition of his hard work, dedication, and success, Dr. London was honored with the Jeane Kirkpatrick Prize for Academic Freedom from The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in 2012, the Harbour League’s Founders Award in 2011, the Liberty and Media Award in 2002, the America Jewish Congress Award in 2001, and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2000. Some of his other accolades include the Jacques Maritain Humanitarian Award from the American Maritain Association, the Templeton Honor Roll Award, the Peter Shaw Memorial Award for Exemplary Writing from the National Association of Scholars, the Martin Luther King Award from the Congress of Racial Equality, the Defense Science Award from the Defense Science Journal, the Fulbright Award from Australian National University, and both the Anderson Award and Presidential Citation from New York University.

To enhance his career, Dr. London earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from Columbia University in 1960 and 1961, respectively, and a PhD in history from New York University in 1966. He also earned a Doctor of Letters from Aix-Marseille University in 1982 and from Grove City College in 1993. He also became affiliated with professional organizations like the American Historical Association, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the American Council on Science and Health. He founded the National Association of Scholars.

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