Board of Advisors (affiliations for identification only)

Emma Ashford, Atlantic Council
Andrew J. Bacevich, Quincy Institute
Richard K. Betts, Columbia University
Christopher Coyne, George Mason University
Michael C. Desch, University of Notre Dame
Louis Fisher, The Constitution Project
Eugene Gholz, University of Notre Dame
Douglas M. Gibler, University of Alabama
Michael J. Glennon, Tufts University Fletcher School
David C. Hendrickson, Colorado College
A. Trevor Thrall, George Mason University
Paul R. Pillar, Georgetown University
Harvey Sapolsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Board of Directors

William Ruger
Edward King
Michael C. Desch


David C. Hendrickson is president of the John Quincy Adams Society and professor emeritus of political science at Colorado College. He has written many books on U.S. foreign policy, including Republic in Peril: American Empire and the Liberal Tradition (Oxford, 2018), Union, Nation, or Empire: The American Debate over International Relations, 1789-1941 (University Press of Kansas, 2009) and Peace Pact: The Lost World of the American Founding (University Press of Kansas, 2003). His Ph.D. is from Johns Hopkins University.

John Allen Gay speaking at Johns Hopkins University.

John Allen Gay is executive director of the John Quincy Adams Society, a national network of student groups centered on a vision of foreign policy restraint. He is a former managing editor of the National Interest, where his writing focused on U.S. foreign policy and the Middle East. He is coauthor, with Geoffrey Kemp, of War with Iran: Political, Military, and Economic Consequences. He holds a master’s degree in international relations from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the College of William & Mary.

John Goodnight is a regional director at the John Quincy Adams Society.  John has served as the Director of Events and Northeast Regional Director at Young Americans for Liberty, and has campaign organizing experience. John is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Ryan Nuckles is a program associate with the John Quincy Adams Society. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where he was actively involved with a JQA Society chapter throughout his college career, including service as its president in 2018-2019.

Julie Thompson-Gomez is a program manager with the John Quincy Adams Society. She holds a master’s degree in political science from the George Washington University, a master’s degree in international affairs from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, and a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of North Texas. Julie previously worked at the Charles Koch Institute as a foreign policy analyst and in various defense contractor roles at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.