The Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights is a division of the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI).
ARI's Board of Directors
Michael S. Berliner
Michael S. Berliner, Ph.D. in philosophy, is the editor of Letters of Ayn Rand. For many years a department chairman at California State University, Northridge, he has extensive experience in university administration and has published articles in philosophy and the philosophy of education.
Arline Mann is a retired attorney. She was formerly a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel of Goldman, Sachs & Co.
President and Executive Director
Yaron Brook is president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is a regular contributor to Forbes.com. 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.
Carl Barney, among other business activities, is the Chairman and CEO of Independence University, Stevens-Henager Colleges, CollegeAmerica, and California College San Diego. These colleges offer exclusively degree programs—associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees.
Harry Binswanger, Ph.D. in philosophy, teaches for the Objectivist Academic Center. He was an associate of Ayn Rand and is editor of The Ayn Rand Lexicon and the revised edition of Ayn Rand’s Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology. He is the author of The Biological Basis of Teleological Concepts and the founding editor/publisher of The Objectivist Forum.
Peter LePort, M.D., is a surgeon in private practice. Active in the fight against government control of health care, he is a co-founder and board member of Americans for Free Choice in Medicine. He owns and runs LePort Schools, a group of private primary and elementary schools, which enroll more than 500 students in Orange County, California.
Tara Smith is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, where she holds the BB&T Chair for the Study of Objectivism and has taught since 1989. She is the author of three books (including Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics: The Virtuous Egoist) as well as numerous articles, focused primarily in moral, legal and political philosophy.