Jeff Britting is Department Manager of the Ayn Rand Archives. He holds a B.A. degree in philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley, where he attended the university’s first course on Objectivism. He is the author of Ayn Rand, a biography in the Overlook Illustrated Lives Series published by Overlook Press in February 2005. His “Adapting We the Living,” an essay on the theatrical and film adaptations of Rand’s first novel, is included in Essays on Ayn Rand’s “We The Living,” edited by Robert Mayhew (Lexington Books in 2004). He has managed the Ayn Rand Archives since 1997, when he began the first systematic preservation and arrangement of its Ayn Rand Papers and special collections. Mr. Britting developed and associate-produced the feature documentary Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life and co-produced the first stage productions of Ideal and Anthem. His special interests are music and drama.
President and Executive Director
Yaron Brook is president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is a regular contributor to Forbes.com and a contributing editor of The Objective Standard. A former finance professor, he has been published in academic as well as popular publications, and his opinion-editorials appear in major newspapers. He is frequently interviewed on national TV and radio. Dr. Brook lectures on Objectivism, business ethics and foreign policy at college campuses, community groups and corporations across America and throughout the world.
Michael S. Berliner
Senior Advisor, Writer, Lecturer
Michael S. Berliner is Senior Advisor. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston University. He was executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute for its first 15 years. Previously, he taught philosophy of education and philosophy at California State University, Northridge. Dr. Berliner conducted the first detailed surveys of the papers and memorabilia left by Ayn Rand at her death, and he created the first finding aids of the Ayn Rand Papers and Special Collections at the Ayn Rand Archives. He is currently compiling definitive inventories. He is editor of Letters of Ayn Rand (Penguin Dutton, 1995), Penguin’s “Teachers Guide to Anthem” and Ayn Rand’s Russian Writings on Hollywood (ARI Press, 1999). He has lectured throughout the United States and in Europe, Australia and Israel on Ayn Rand’s life.