Dan Lipinski

Teacher. Author. Problem Solver.

Former Congressman Dan Lipinski grew up in the blue-collar “bungalow belt” on the Southwest Side of Chicago and went on to earn two engineering degrees (Northwestern and Stanford) and a Ph.D. in political science from Duke. Dan taught American Politics as an assistant professor before serving 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives where he was known as a commonsense problem solver who brought people together and got things done. Dan is currently the Pope Leo XIII Fellow on Social Thought at the University of Dallas, a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and President of Lipinski Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm. He has recently published articles in First Things, America, The Atlantic, and Public Discourse, as well as op-eds in the The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, and Chicago Tribune.  Dan is working on a book about his work in Congress and what needs to be done to mend the dangerous divide in America.  He also serves on the boards of Lewis University, Empower Illinois, and the Belmont House in Washington.

Learn more about his writing, speaking, and policymaking leadership as a Catholic, congressional scholar & reformer, and advocate for transportation, science, tech, & innovation, and human rights.

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“One of those politicos, sadly rare these days, who brought distinction to public office rather than gaining distinction from it.”

— George Weigel