Larry Greenfield is the Vice President & Fellow in American Studies at the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship & Political Philosophy and recently completed 5 years as the California Regional Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, overseeing 10 growing chapters in the Golden State, and a broadening of the Jewish political conversation.
He has undertaken his new position in 2009 and helps to oversee the scholarship of one of America’s leading think tanks, which publishes the highly regarded quarterly, The Claremont Review of Books.
Larry lectures widely on American foreign policy and national security issues, and he served in the Armed Forces of the United States in Naval Intelligence.
He is a frequent traveler to the Middle East, and has focused on the strategic and political responses in the West to the rise of Radical Islam, including energy diversification, independence and security.
Larry grew up in Southern California, and was a classmate of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. He earned his BA in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, graduating in 3 years as Class Speaker.
He picked up his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he worked on an arrest warrant for PLO chief Yasir Arafat, which helped to deter his appearance before the United Nations.
Prior to joining The Claremont Institute as Vice President, Larry worked professionally in law, business, philanthropy, and politics.