Carl A. Anderson

Carl A. Anderson

Vice President

Professor of Family Law
B.A., Philosophy, Seattle University
J.D., University of Denver


Professor Anderson has served as vice president of the Washington Session of the Institute since its founding in 1988, and as its dean until 1998. Since 1983 he has also taught as a visiting professor at the Institute’s session at the Pontifical Lateran University. Professor Anderson is also Supreme Knight (chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors) of the Knights of Columbus. From 1983 to 1987, he served in the executive office of President Ronald Reagan in various positions, including special assistant to the president.

Select Publications

Called to Love: Approaching John Paul II's Theology of the Body (with José Granados).  New York: Image Books, 2012.

Beyond a House Divided: The Moral Consensus Ignored by Washington, Wall Street, and the Media. New York: Image Books, 2010.

Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love (with Eduardo Chavez).  New York: Doubleday, 2009.

A Civilization of Love: What Every Catholic Can Do to Transform the World.  New York: Harper Collins, 2009.

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