Peter Robinson
Key Player

Research Fellow, Hoover InstitutionPeter Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. After he earned a postgraduate degree from Oxford University in 1982, Robinson served as a White House speechwriter—first for then-Vice President George H.W. Bush, and later for President Reagan. Robinson wrote the famous Berlin Wall speech in which Reagan called on Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.” He also manages Uncommon Knowledge, a web-based forum consisting of interviews with leaders and scholars.

Robinson is the author of three books and has published essays in widely-read publications such as The New York Times, National Review Online, and The Wall Street Journal. A graduate of Dartmouth College, he was elected by Dartmouth alumni to serve on the College’s Board of Trustees in 2005.