David Theroux

David J. Theroux (May 25, 1949 – April 23, 2022) was Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Institute and Publisher of The Independent Review. He received his B.S., A.B., and M.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He was a Juror for the 2017 Brock International Prize in Education, and books and films produced by Mr. Theroux have been the recipients of scores of awards, including three Eric Hoffer Book Award Grand Prizes, Templeton Freedom Award, two Mencken Awards for Best Book, eight Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards for Best Book, three Benjamin Franklin Awards, ten Independent Publisher Book Awards, Peter Shaw Memorial Award, and three Choice Magazine Awards for Outstanding Book. He was Founder and President of the C.S. Lewis Society of California, and was founding Vice President and Director of Academic Affairs for the Cato Institute and President of the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy. He previously served both as Research Assistant for the economist Yale Brozen and Director of the Lecture Series on Economic Science in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.

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