In honor of Constitution Day, the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy is hosting David French, Lipscomb University alumnus, Harvard Law School graduate and senior writer for the National Review. The event will be held in Shamblin Theatre, beginning with free pizza at 6:30 p.m. French will speak on religious liberty at 7 p.m. French is a senior writer for National Review, a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and his name was mentioned as a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016.
French is an attorney (concentrating his practice in constitutional law and the law of armed conflict) and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is the author or co-author of several books including, most recently, the No. 1 New York Times bestselling Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the past president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and a former lecturer at Cornell Law School. He has served as a senior counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and the Alliance Defending Freedom.
French is a former major in the United States Army Reserve. In 2007, he deployed to Iraq, serving in Diyala Province as Squadron Judge Advocate for the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He lives and works in Columbia, Tennessee, with his wife, Nancy (who is also a New York Times bestselling author), and three children.