William Anthony Hay
He served as book review editor and then associate editor of FPRI’s quarterly Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs. His first book, entitled The Whig Revival, 1808-1830 (Palgrave: 2005) examines how the party moved from the political wilderness to gain power in 1830 through an alliance with provincial interest groups. His research focuses primarily on the transitional period of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and Hay is currently writing a biography of Lord Liverpool, Britain’s prime minister from 1812 through 1827.
A regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Hay has also written for the National Interest, Wilson Quarterly and Modern Age, along with academic journals in history and international relations. The Southern Conference on British Studies elected Hay to its executive board in 2004, and he currently serves as its vice-president for program. He also coordinates a distinguished lecture series for Mississippi State’s Institute for the Humanities. In 2009 he was elected as a Fellow of Britain’s Royal Historical Society. He lives in West Point, Mississippi with his wife Carolyn Jane and their three children.