Roger Pilon, Ph.D., JD
"Since 1988, Roger Pilon has held the B. Kenneth Simon Chair in Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute and served as the founder and director of Cato's Center for Constitutional Studies. Before joining the Institute, he held five senior posts in the Reagan Administration, in the Office of Personal Management, the Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, the U.S. delegation to the UN Human Rights Commission, and the Department of Justice.
"Dr. Pilon has published and lectured widely on moral, political, and legal theory. He testifies often before Congress and appears on television and radio programs discussing legal issues of the day. In 1989, the National Press Foundation and the Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution presented to him the Benjamin Franklin Award for excellence in writing on the U.S. Constitution.
"In 1971, Dr. Pilon earned a BA in philosophy from Columbia University. In 1979, he completed his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Chicago. In 1988 he earned a JD from the George Washington University School of Law. He has been a national fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, California."