Milwaukee, WI – The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation announced today that Kimberley Strassel, acclaimed columnist and author, will return as master of ceremonies for the 2022 Bradley Prizes. The Prizes honor individuals whose accomplishments reflect The Bradley Foundation’s mission to restore, strengthen, and protect the principles and institutions of American exceptionalism. The 18th annual awards ceremony will be held at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. 

“We’re delighted to have Kim preside over our annual celebration of America’s founding principles,” said Rick Graber, president and CEO of The Bradley Foundation. “Kim remains one of the most astute observers of Washington today, making her weekly columns required reading for anyone who wants to stay informed on politics and policy.  We look forward to joining her in honoring the achievements of the 2022 Bradley Prize winners.”

Strassel is a member of the editorial board for The Wall Street Journal. She writes editorials, as well as the weekly Potomac Watch political column. Strassel joined Dow Jones & Co. in 1994, working in the news department of The Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels, and then in London. Soon thereafter, she joined the Journal’s editorial page, working as a features editor, and then as an editorial writer. She assumed her current position in 2005 and is a regular contributor to Sunday political shows. She is the author of The Intimidation Game: How the Left is Silencing Free Speech, which chronicles recent attacks on conservative nonprofits, businesses, and donors. She is a 2014 Bradley Prize recipient. 

This year’s award winners were chosen by the Bradley Prizes Selection Committee, which included notable leaders in various fields, after careful review of over 100 distinguished nominations. Each award carries a stipend of $250,000. The 2022 recipients are: 

•   Glenn Loury, scholar; economist; Merton P. Stoltz Professor of Economics at Brown University

•   Wilfred McClay, author; scholar; the Victor Davis Hanson Chair in Classical History and Western Civilization at Hillsdale College

•   Chen Guangcheng, human rights advocate; dissident; Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Human Rights at the Catholic University of America

This year’s ceremony will include a candid “Conversation with the Winners,” an informative, engaging, and unscripted discussion on the most pressing challenges in America with some of the country’s brightest conservative minds.

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