Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the US House of Representatives and Presidential Candidate, is an internationally recognized expert on world history, military issues, and international affairs. During his tenure in the House, he led Congress to restore funding to strengthen defense and intelligence capabilities, an action later lauded by the bipartisan 9/11 Commission.
He later served as a Member of the Defense Policy Board, was the longest-serving teacher of the Joint War Fighting course for Major Generals, and taught officers from all five services as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Professor at the National Defense University. He was also a member of the Terrorism Task Force for the Council on Foreign Relations.
In 2005, Newt Gingrich co-chaired the Task Force on UN Reform, a bi-partisan Congressional effort to reform the United Nations. In 1999, Gingrich was appointed to the United States Commission on National Security/21st Century, Hart/Rudman Commission, to examine our national security challenges as far out as 2025.
Today he is a Fox News contributor, and a Senior Advisor at Dentons, the world’s largest law firm with more than 6,500 lawyers in 50 countries and offices in more than 125 cities. He advises the firm’s world-class Public Policy and Regulation practice. He is also a Senior Scientist at Gallup.