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David Blankenhorn

President, Institute for American Values

<p>David Blankenhorn is president of the <a href="http://www.americanvalues.org/index.php" target="_blank">Institute for American Values</a>, a nonpartisan organization devoted to strengthening families and civil society in the U.S. and the world. He is a signatory to <a href="http://www.americanvalues.org/marriage-a-new-conversation/index.php" target="_blank">A Call for a New Conversation on Marriage</a>. Click here, to <a href="http://www.americanvalues.org/marriage-a-new-conversation/index.php" target="_blank">sign</a>.</p><br /> <br /> <p>Blankenhorn is the author of <i><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Fatherless-America-Confronting-Urgent-Problem/dp/006092683X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1360675706&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Fatherless+America" target="_blank">Fatherless America</a></i> (Basic Books, 1995), <i><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Future-Marriage-David-Blankenhorn/dp/1594032416/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1360675736&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=the+future+of+marriage" target="_blank">The Future of Marriage</a></i> (Encounter Books, 2007), and <i><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Thrift-Cyclopedia-David-Blankenhorn/dp/1599471426/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1360675768&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=Thrift+A+Cyclopedia" target="_blank">Thrift: A Cyclopedia</a></i> (Templeton Foundation Press, 2008). He is the co-editor of eight books, including <i><a href="http://www.newthrift.org/" target="_blank">Franklin's Thrift: The Lost History of an American Virtue</a></i> (Templeton Press 2009).</p><br /> <br /> <p>A frequent lecturer, Blankenhorn's articles have appeared in scores of publications, including the <i>New York Times</i>, the <i>Washington Post</i>, the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, <i>USA Today</i>, <i>The Public Interest</i>, <i>First Things</i>, and <i>Christianity Today</i>. He has been profiled by the <i>New York Times</i>, <i>USA Today</i>, CBS <i>Evening News</i>and other news organizations, and has been featured on numerous national television programs, including <i>Oprah</i>, <i>20/20</i>, CBS <i>This Morning</i>, <i>The Today Show</i>, <i>Charlie Rose</i>, ABC <i>Evening News</i>, and C-SPAN's <i>Washington Perspectives</i>.</p><br /> <br /> <p>In 1977, he graduated magna cum laude in social studies from Harvard, where he was president of Phillips Brooks House, the campus community service center, and the recipient of a John Knox Fellowship. In 1978, he was awarded an M.A. with distinction in comparative social history from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England.</p>