Bradley Watson

Distinguished Fellow in Jurisprudence, Graduate School of Government

Bradley Watson is Distinguished Fellow in Jurisprudence at Hillsdale College’s Van Andel Graduate School of Government in Washington, D.C. His expertise lies in American political thought and political philosophy. Dr. Watson is a Professor of Politics at St. Vincent College and serves as the chairman of the politics department; he holds the Philip M. McKenna Chair in American and Western Political Thought, and serves as the Co-Director of the Center for Political and Economic Thought. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Princeton, Visiting Scholar at Bowling Green State University, Visiting Professor at Claremont McKenna College, and National Fellow at Stanford University. Additionally, he is a Senior Scholar of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy. He serves on the board of directors for numerous organizations and has received fellowships from both national and international organizations. He is the author of multiple books and publications, including Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Idea and Living Constitution, Dying Faith: Progressivism and the New Science of Jurisprudence. Educated in three countries, Watson received his B.A. from the University of British Columbia, his J.D. from Queen’s University Faculty of Law, his M.Phil. from the Institute of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Louvain, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate Universi