Who is Dr. Os Guinness?
Dr. Os Guinness is a writer and speaker living in Northern Virginia.
He was born in China during World War II and remained there until
1951 when the communists forced most foreigners to leave. Since
then he has lived mostly in England, Switzerland, and the United
Educated in England, Os did undergraduate studies at the University
of London, and postgraduate studies at University of Oxford where
he graduated with a D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College.
He has written or edited more than twenty books, including The American
Hour (Free Press, 1993), The Call (Word 1998), Time for Truth, and
Long Journey Home (Doubleday, September 2001).
Since 1984, he has lived in the Washington, DC area. He was a Guest
Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies and
then a Guest Scholar and Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
From 1986 - 1989 he was the Executive Director of the Williamsburg
Charter Foundation, one of the drafters of the Williamsburg Charter,
and co-author of the public school curriculum Living With Our Deepest
Differences. He is currently Senior Fellow at The Trinity Forum.
His deep concern is to bridge the chasm between academic knowledge
and popular knowledge, taking things that are academically important
and making them intelligible and practicable to a wider audience,
especially as they concern matters of public policy.