Dr. Tom Krannawitter holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Claremont Graduate University, specializing in American political thought and classical political philosophy. He has taught at Claremont McKenna College, Hillsdale College, and Colorado Christian University. He is one of the principal instructors for the Leadership Program of the Rockies, and frequently advises organizations on effective communications, development, and critical thinking. His most recent book, Crisis of Our House Divided, is now available. After many years as a classroom instructor, Dr. Krannawitter now helps Americans speak to one another with civility, instead of past each other with hostility. His research has focused on creating environments of civil trust: helping people work together to solve the real political problems we face. He enjoys discussing serious and not-so-serious matters over an evening cocktail, and is among the original brain trust of the organization, Speakeasy Ideas.