Tom Rogan

  • Columnist for National Review & Opportunity Lives
  • Youngest-Ever Panelist on PBS/CBS-NY Political Talk Show, The McLaughlin Group
  • Senior Fellow, The Steamboat Institute

A foreign policy columnist for National Review, domestic policy columnist for Opportunity Lives, and a book reviewer for The Washington Free Beacon, Tom is a Washington D.C. based analysis journalist.

At just 30 years-old, he was the youngest panelist in the history of the multi-award winning television debate show, The McLaughlin Group.

Tom has written multiple times on many different topics for media outlets including The Telegraph, The Guardian, CNN, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, Fox News, The Weekly Standard, Reuters, USA Today, The Washington Times and The Washington Post

He has also been a repeat guest for the BBC, Fox News, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, and Al Jazeera. 

 
  

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From the beginning to the end, Tom Rogan inspired our audience of 250 students and faculty to think about and engage in geopolitics. His presentation was enriched by an eloquent delivery and the use of vivid examples to illustrate his points.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Tom Rogan
  • Civitas Institute
  • Leadership Program of the Rockies
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The Next 10 Years: Challenges and Opportunities in US Foreign Policy

A talk with Q+A that assesses the geopolitical challenges and opportunities that lay ahead, and does so in an accessible manner! Some questions to consider: What will Trump’s foreign policy mean for you, your children, and for the nation? What is President Putin of Russia planning? Will Iran cheat ...

A talk with Q+A that assesses the geopolitical challenges and opportunities that lay ahead, and does so in an accessible manner!

Some questions to consider:

  • What will Trump’s foreign policy mean for you, your children, and for the nation?
  • What is President Putin of Russia planning?
  • Will Iran cheat on the nuclear deal?
  • Are we heading for war with China?
  • How can we best defeat ISIS and Al Qaeda?
  • How can the U.S. encourage its allies to do more to support international security?

The State of Politics

A discussion and Q+A with two veterans of The McLaughlin Group, Clarence Page and Tom Rogan! Clarence and Tom will debate the state of U.S. politics and what to expect in the months and years ahead. ...

A discussion and Q+A with two veterans of The McLaughlin Group, Clarence Page and Tom Rogan! Clarence and Tom will debate the state of U.S. politics and what to expect in the months and years ahead.

Making Conservative Politics Relevant to Younger Americans

Articulating free market opportunities offset regulatory pressure Focusing on the sharing economy (Uber/AirBnb) and the traditional economy (health care/entitlements) Forging new approaches on entitlement reform, education reform, economic revitalization, reduced welfare dependency, and empowered p ...

  • Articulating free market opportunities offset regulatory pressure
  • Focusing on the sharing economy (Uber/AirBnb) and the traditional economy (health care/entitlements)
  • Forging new approaches on entitlement reform, education reform, economic revitalization, reduced welfare dependency, and empowered personal security

Through the Looking Glass: Inside the Weird World of Modern Media

Exploring the U.S. media industry as it evolves in a digital marketplace. Questions to consider: Why do writers like/need to be on TV? What are the differences between TV journalism and written journalism? What is more important - TV or writing? How biased is the media? What will the media look lik ...

Exploring the U.S. media industry as it evolves in a digital marketplace.

Questions to consider:

  • Why do writers like/need to be on TV?
  • What are the differences between TV journalism and written journalism?
  • What is more important - TV or writing?
  • How biased is the media?
  • What will the media look like in ten years?
  • What goes into making a weekly current affairs show?

Major Priorities to Keep America Great

Arguing for: A return to realism in foreign policy Comprehensive entitlement reform Tax code simplification A greater devolution of legislative power and Federal fund authorities to states Education reform at K-12 and college level ...

Arguing for:

  • A return to realism in foreign policy
  • Comprehensive entitlement reform
  • Tax code simplification
  • A greater devolution of legislative power and Federal fund authorities to states
  • Education reform at K-12 and college level

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Biography

A widely respected political commentator and journalist, Tom Rogan was the youngest panelist in the history of the nation's longest running PBS/CBS-NY political talk show: The McLaughlin Group. Rogan has also been featured as a regular guest for the BBCFox News, HBO’s Real Time with Bill MaherAl Jazeera, and Sky News. 

A current foreign policy columnist for National Review and a domestic policy columnist for Opportunity Lives, Rogan specializes in Middle-Eastern politics and U.S. foreign policy. 

In 2014, Rogan was selected as the inaugural chair of the Tony Blankley Chair for Public Policy and American Exceptionalism. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Steamboat Institute based in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. 

Rogan grew up in Great Britain. He got his Bachelor's in War Studies from King's College London, a Master's of Science in Middle Eastern Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law in London.