Christopher DeMuth was president of AEI from December 1986 through December 2008. Previously, he was administrator for information and regulatory affairs in the Office of Management and Budget and executive director of the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief in the Reagan administration; taught economics, law, and regulatory policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; practiced regulatory, antitrust, and general corporate law; and worked on urban and environmental policy in the Nixon White House.
President of AEI, December 1986-December 2008
Managing Director, Lexecon Inc., 1984-1986
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Regulation magazine, 1986
Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 1981-1984
Executive Director, Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief, The White House, 1981-1983
Lecturer in Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government; Director, Harvard Faculty Project on Regulation, Harvard University, 1977-1981
Associate General Counsel, Consolidated Rail Corporation, 1976-1977
Attorney, Sidley & Austin, 1973-1976
Staff Assistant to the President, The White House, 1969-1970
Director, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 2004-present
Chairman of the Board, Clean Burn, Inc., and Millcreek Manufacturing Company, 1993-present
Visiting Committee, University of Chicago Law School, 1998-2001; Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1995-1998
In mid-September 2011, as part of AEI’s Program on American Citizenship, we celebrated Constitution Day. In conjunction with that remembrance, we thought it appropriate to honor our longtime colleague and friend Walter Berns with a panel dedicated to discussing his scholarship on the Constitution and the American regime it supports.
The European Union's Brussels summit on December 8-9 is its latest, most urgent attempt to calm the bond markets, save the euro, and create firmer mechanisms that promise to ensure long-term fiscal discipline among eurozone nations.
Our constitutional order is becoming markedly less competitive--making government less responsive and leaving critical sectors of our society less dynamic and free. To understand the sources of this trend and its importance, we need first to understand the nature, advantages, and challenges of competition itself.
At this event, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will give opening remarks, and Leon R. Kass (Madden-Jewett Chair, AEI), Jeremy A. Rabkin (Professor, George Mason University School of Law), and Christopher Demuth (D.C. Searle Senior Fellow, AEI) will provide further insight into the work of Walter Berns.