James Skillen became director of the Center for Public Justice in 1982 and has served as its president since 2000. The Center is an independent, non-partisan, public-policy research center and a civic-education organization established in 1977. He earned his PhD in political science at Duke University in 1974, a divinity degree in 1969 at Westminster Theological Seminary, and a B.A. in philosophy in 1966 at Wheaton College. His most recent books are With or Against the World? America’s Role Among the Nations (2005) and In Pursuit of Justice: Christian-Democratic Explorations (2004). He is the editor of the Center’s biweekly Capital Commentary and an occasional column Root & Branch: The Religion and Society Debate. He and Doreen were married in 1966 and have two children—Jeanene and Jamie—and two grandchildren—Samuel and Benjamin.