Alan Keyes spent 11 years with the U.S. State Department. He served in the U.S. Foreign Service and on the staff of the National Security Council before becoming Ronald Reagan’s ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, where he represented the interests of the United States in the U.N. General Assembly (1983-85). In 1985, he was appointed Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations (1985-88).
Keyes was President of Citizens Against Government Waste (1989-91) and founder of National Taxpayers’ Action Day. As the two-time Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Maryland, he challenged liberal Democrats Paul Sarbanes (1988) and Barbara Mikulski (1992). In the 1996 Republican presidential campaign, Alan Keyes eloquently elevated the national political debate. With his unequivocal pro-life, pro-family message, he forced the GOP leadership to address America’s moral crisis. His political views are consistently based on America’s founding ideals, those in the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.
Keyes has a Ph.D. in government from Harvard and wrote his dissertation on constitutional theory. He served as Interim President of Alabama A&M University in 1991. He speaks French and Spanish and a little Russian and ancient Greek, and is the author of Masters of the Dream: The Strength and Betrayal of Black America (1995); and Our Character, Our Future: Reclaiming America’s Moral Destiny (1996).
Keyes has unashamedly and consistently raised the standard of unalienable rights–and Biblical truth–in defense of the unborn. Keyes confronts the culture of death with compelling and inspiring reasons why abortion must be banned from our land.
Keyes and his wife Jocelyn have three children: Francis, Maya, and Andrew. Alan’s stated purpose in life, like that of America’s Founders, is to provide a secure future for our posterity.