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Senior Fellow in Residence at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Distinguished Fellow in History, Hillsdale College; Columnist, Author
Dr. Hanson is an American classicist, military historian, columnist and farmer. He has been a commentator on modern and ancient warfare and contemporary politics for National Review, The Washington Times and other media outlets. He is a professor emeritus of Classics at California State University, Fresno, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in classics and military history at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute and visiting professor at Hillsdale College. He was a presidential appointee in 2007–2008 on the American Battle Monuments Commission.
He is a supporter of Donald Trump, authoring a 2019 book A Case for Trump. Hanson defends Trump's insults and vile language as "uncouth authenticity", and praises Trump for "an uncanny ability to troll and create hysteria among his media and political critics. This book will be available for sale and autographed at the event.