Biography of Mallory Factor

Professor Sir Mallory Factor KCN is the John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government at The Citadel and is a FoxNews Contributor.

Mallory is currently the Visiting Senior Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Politics at the University of Oxford (Department of Pharmacology) and a member of St. Edmund Hall and Christ Church.   He is also a Visiting Senior Fellow at the University of Buckingham.  He was previously the Senior Visiting Mellon Fellow in the Department of History and a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Political Science and International Studies from 2014 – 2015 at the University of Cambridge.

Mallory is the co-founder and host of The New York Meeting, a nationally-recognized gathering of elected officials, journalists, business leaders and conservative authors in New York City.  He hosted a similar meeting, The Charleston Meeting, in Charleston, South Carolina.

Mallory is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served as Vice-Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on Terrorism Financing. He has frequently testified in front of the U.S. House and the Senate on terror financing, regulation of the financial services industry and other economic issues.  Mallory was previously senior fellow at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and prior to that, was senior fellow to the House Republican Study Committee.

Previously, he served as chairman of the Free Enterprise Fund, a free market “do” tank advocating economic growth, lower taxes and limited government, and brought the Constitutional challenge to the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to the Supreme Court.

Mallory is the best-selling author of Shadowbosses, the exposé of government employee union power in America today. His book, Big Tent, released in April 2014, is also a New York Times bestseller and serves as an intellectual history of the American conservative movement.

He was awarded the Most Distinguished Order of the Nation (Knight Commander) by the Grenada for his service to the nation.