Dr. Tom G. Palmer is the executive vice president for international programs at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, where he is among other responsible for establishing operating programs in 14 languages and managing programs for a worldwide network of think tanks. He is also a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and director of Cato University. In the past, Dr. Palmer was an H. B. Earhart Fellow at Hertford College, Oxford University and a vice president of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.
Dr. Palmer frequently lectures all over the world on political science, public choice, civil society, and the moral, legal, and historical foundations of individual rights. He is the author of "Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice" and editor of "The Morality of Capitalism" and the forthcoming book "After the Welfare State." He has published reviews and articles on politics and morality in scholarly journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and Constitutional Political Economy, as well as in publications such as Slate, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Die Welt and the Washington Post.
He received his M.A. in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, USA and his doctorate in politics from Oxford University, UK.