Peter Robinson


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Peter M. Robinson is a prominent figure in the realms of politics, business, and media. Through his diverse career and prolific output, Peter M. Robinson has left an indelible mark on the fields of politics, business, and media.

Peter M. Robinson currently holds the position of Murdoch Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes extensively on business and politics. In addition to his writing, Robinson is the editor of the Hoover Digest, a quarterly journal published by the Hoover Institution. He also hosts the institution's video series program, Uncommon Knowledge™, which features insightful discussions on a variety of political and economic issues.

Robinson is an accomplished author with three books to his name. His works include "How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life" (Regan Books, 2003), a reflective account of his time working with the former president; "It's My Party: A Republican's Messy Love Affair with the GOP" (Warner Books, 2000), which explores the complexities of his relationship with the Republican Party; and the best-selling business book "Snapshots from Hell: The Making of an MBA" (Warner Books, 1994), which provides an insider's view of the rigors of business school and is still available in paperback.

Robinson graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College, majoring in English. His academic journey continued at Oxford University, where he studied politics, philosophy, and economics. This educational background laid a solid foundation for his future endeavors in both the public and private sectors. Robinson's career in politics began in the White House, where he served for six years. From 1982 to 1983, he was the chief speechwriter to Vice President George Bush. He then became a special assistant and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan from 1983 to 1988. During this time, Robinson penned the historic Berlin Wall address in which President Reagan famously called on General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall!"

Following his tenure at the White House, Robinson pursued an MBA at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, graduating in 1990. His experiences during this period were chronicled in his book "Snapshots from Hell." After completing his MBA, Robinson's career included a stint in New York City with Fox Television, where he reported directly to Rupert Murdoch. He also served as the director of the Office of Public Affairs, Policy Evaluation, and Research at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C.

In 1993, Robinson joined the Hoover Institution, where he has been a key contributor ever since. In addition to his books, Robinson has authored numerous essays and interviews, with publications in the New York Times, Red Herring, Forbes ASAP, the Wall Street Journal, and National Review Online. He edited "Can Congress Be Fixed?: Five Essays on Congressional Reform" (Hoover Institution Press, 1995), further showcasing his expertise in political analysis. Robinson's contributions extend beyond his professional work. In 2005, he was elected as a Trustee of Dartmouth College, reflecting his ongoing commitment to education and public service.

He currently resides in northern California with his wife, children, and their dog, Crusoe. Robinson's research papers and a wealth of his intellectual contributions are available at the Hoover Institution Archives, providing a valuable resource for scholars and the general public interested in his work. Through his diverse career and prolific output, Peter M. Robinson has left an indelible mark on the fields of politics, business, and media.

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