Benjamin Storey and Jenna Silber Storey are both senior fellows in the Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies department at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where they concentrate on political philosophy, civil society, classical schools, and higher education, and organize a conference series on the future of the American university. They are concurrently Research Fellows at the University of Texas at Austin, and Tocqueville Scholars at Furman University.
Together, they co-authored Why We Are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment (Princeton University Press, 2021). They are currently working on a book about liberal education and civic life.
Jenna Silber Storey
Jenna Silber Storey was previously assistant professor in politics and international affairs and the executive director of the Tocqueville Program at Furman University. Dr. Storey is also an alumni-in-residence at the University of Chicago (2022-23). She has taught at the University of Chicago; the Buckley Program at Yale University; the Hertog Summer Studies Program in Washington, DC; and the Tikvah Fund in Princeton, New Jersey. Earlier she worked as executive assistant to the superintendent for the Boston University–Chelsea Schools partnership. She served as a board member of Veritas Preparatory School in Greenville, South Carolina, from 2019 to 2021.
Dr. Storey’s work has been published in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post’s Outlook section, Humanities, the Boston Globe, National Review, American Purpose, Society, the New Atlantis, City Journal, the Claremont Review of Books, and First Things. She has lectured at institutions such as Oxford University, West Point, the City College of New York, American University, the University of Notre Dame, the Institute for Classical Education, and the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. She has also delivered papers at the American Political Science Association conference and other disciplinary conferences.
Dr. Storey has a PhD from the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought and a BA from the University Professors Program at Boston University. She spent time in Germany as a visiting student at the University of Tübingen and as an exchange student at Dresden University.
Benjamin Storey previously served as Jane Gage Hipp Professor of Politics and International Affairs and director of the Tocqueville Program at Furman University. In 2016–17, Dr. Storey was a visiting fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. From 2010 to 2012, he was the director of a National Endowment for the Humanities “Enduring Questions” course development project. He has also taught at the Hertog Political Studies Program, the Tikvah Fund, and the William F. Buckley, Jr. Program at Yale.
Dr. Storey’s work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Humanities, the Journal of Politics, the Review of Politics, Perspectives on Political Science, Society, American Purpose, Law & Liberty, the New Atlantis, City Journal, the Claremont Review of Books, and First Things. He has lectured at Oxford University, Princeton University, the US Military Academy at West Point, American University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Virginia, and the annual conference of the Institute for Classical Education.
He has a PhD and MA from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.