Charles Alan Murray is a controversial conservative American policy writer and race researcher and author of “The Bell Curve”.
Murray has been named a number of times on lists of influential Americans in national policy-making. He obtained an A.B. in history from Harvard in 1965 and a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1974 and has been a fellow of the American Enterprise Institute since 1990. He has been a frequent contributor to The Public Interest, a journal of conservative politics and culture.
Murray has published extensively in “The New Republic”, “Commentary”, “The Public Interest”, “The New York Times”, “The Wall Street Journal”, “National Review”, and “The Washington Post”. He has been a frequent witness before congressional and senate committees and a consultant to senior government officials of the United States, the United Kingdom, Eastern Europe, and the OECD. Murray was named by the National Journal as one of the 50 “People Who Make a Difference” in national policy-making.