William Smith

William S. Smith (Bill) is Senior Research Fellow and Managing Director at the Center for the Study of Statesmanship at The Catholic University of America (CUA). He earned his PhD with distinction at CUA. He holds a master’s degree in political philosophy from CUA and a bachelor’s in history from Georgetown University. His recent book, Democracy and Imperialism, explores war and peace in democratic societies by applying critiques of Romanticism offered by Irving Babbitt, the esteemed Harvard scholar. He has published in The American Conservative, The National Interest, Spectator USA, The Hill, The Imaginative Conservative, Humanitas and other publications. Mr. Smith also has 25 years of experience in government and in corporate roles.


His career has included senior staff positions for the House Republican leadership on Capitol Hill, the White House, and in the Governor’s office in Massachusetts. He then spent ten years at Pfizer Inc as Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy where he was responsible for Pfizer’s corporate strategies for the U.S. policy environment. He later served as a consultant to major pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

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