On June 20, 2013, William McGurn, the Editorial Page Editor of The New York Post, delivered a plenary address to participants in Acton University at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Prior to assuming the editorship of the Editorial Page of the New York Post, he was a vice president for News Corporation, where he wrote speeches for the CEO and the weekly "Main Street" column for The Wall Street Journal. From 2005 to 2008, he served as chief speechwriter for President Bush in the West Wing of the White House.
Prior to the White House, most of Bill's career was in journalism. He was the chief editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal, and spent more than 10 years overseas -- in Europe and in Asia -- for Dow Jones. He has also written for a wide variety of publications, from Esquire, the Washington Post, and the New York Post to the Spectator of London and the National Catholic Register.
Bill is author of "Perfidious Albion: The Abandonment of Hong Kong 1997," as well as a monograph on terrorism. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame, and a master's degree in communications from Boston University. And he has served on a variety of voluntary organizations, including the Presidential Commission on White House Fellows. Finally, he serves on the boards of Notre Dame's Center for Ethics and Culture, the social networking website Ricochet.com, and Ave Maria University in Florida.