Wilson Center Experts
Allan Lichtman is Distinguished Professor of History at American University in Washington, DC. He is the author of nine books and hundreds of scholarly and popular articles and has served as an expert witness in more than 80 voting and civil rights cases. His book, The Keys to the White House presents a historically based prediction system that has correctly forecast the outcome of the popular vote for president in all eight elections since 1984. His book, White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement, was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle award in non-fiction. FDR and the Jews won the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish studies.