Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Nile Gardiner

Nile Gardiner is Director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at The Heritage Foundation, and a leading authority on Brexit. Before joining Heritage, Dr. Gardiner served as a foreign policy aide to Lady Thatcher in her private office in London, assisting her with her final book, Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World and advising her on a number of international issues. His work for Lady Thatcher helped shape her foreign policy vision, including her powerful call in Statecraft for Great Britain to consider leaving the European Union, which laid the foundations for Brexit over a decade later.

Dr. Gardiner is a prominent expert on US-British relations, US foreign policy, and the transatlantic alliance, and received his M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in History from Yale University, and B.A. and M.A. in Modern History from Oxford University. He has served as a foreign policy adviser to three US presidential candidates: Senator Ted Cruz, Governor Mitt Romney and Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Dr. Gardiner has testified several times before Congress on foreign policy issues. Most recently he testified before the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs Europe Subcommittee on the Brexit negotiations as well as the prospects for a US-UK Free Trade Agreement.

Nile Gardiner frequently provides analysis of global events for US and international television networks including Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, CNN, CNBC, Sky News and the BBC. He is a regular contributor to The London Daily Telegraph, and his writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The London Times, The London Sunday Times, The London Daily Mail, USA Today, The New York Times Room for Debate, The Washington Times and The Boston Globe.