Daniel Hannan is a writer and journalist. He has been a Conservative MEP for South East England since 1999, winning re-election in the top slot in 2004 and 2009. In the European Parliament, he led the campaign for a referendum on the European Constitution. He was also the first MEP to write in detail about the allowances and expenses available in Brussels.
In March 2009, a YouTube clip of his speech to Gordon Brown in the European Parliament attracted 1.4 million hits within 72 hours making it by far the most watched political clip in British history.
Daniel was educated at Marlborough and Oriel College, Oxford. He worked as a speechwriter for William Hague and Michael Howard. He speaks French and Spanish, and is married with two young children.
Daniel has been writing for The Daily Telegraph since 1996, and also contributes to numerous other publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Times, The Washington Examiner, The Spectator, The Mail on Sunday, The Australian, The Catholic Herald, Die Welt (Germany) and Weltwoche (Switzerland).
He is the author of nine books of which the most recent – The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America – is a New York Times best-seller.
Alison Acosta Fraser, Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies
Alison Acosta Fraser oversees The Heritage Foundation’s research on federal spending, taxes, energy and environment, retirement savings, and regulation. One of the Roe Institute’s priorities is reform of Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. Under Fraser’s leadership, Heritage has helped to define the long-term fiscal threats from spending and taxes and to identify proposals for reform.
J. D. Foster, Ph.D., Norman B. Ture Senior Fellow in the Economics of Fiscal Policy, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies
J. D. Foster’s primary focus is long-term changes in tax policy to ensure a strong economy. He also examines changes in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security so that they are both affordable and more effective. Foster came to Heritage in 2007 after serving at the White House, in the executive branch, on Capitol Hill, and in private policy institutions. He has been Associate Director for Economic Policy at the White House Office of Management and Budget and Senior Adviser in Economics at the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy.
Nina Owcharenko, Director, Center for Health Policy Studies
Nina Owcharenko oversees The Heritage Foundation’s research and policy prescriptions on such issues as federal and state health care reform, Medicare and Medicaid, children’s health, and prescription drugs. She has made the case for consumer-based health policy solutions as a guest expert on dozens of radio and television programs, and her research and analysis have been published in newspapers and periodicals around the country, as well as in such noted policy journals as Health Affairs. She has also made presentations at national, state, and professional conferences.