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Roger Hertog is an American businessman, financier and conservative philanthropist. Born and raised in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York, Hertog pursued a career in business, eventually becoming chairman and CEO of Sanford Bernstein.
Hertog has been associated with various conservative and neoconservative think tanks and publications. He is a chairman emeritus of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and board member of the American Enterprise Institute and the Club for Growth. He also helped found the Shalem Center in Israel. He was a part-owner of now-defunct The New York Sun, was a part-owner of The New Republic, and is a board member of Commentary. Inspired by John Lewis Gaddis and Paul Kennedy's Grand Strategy Program at Yale University, Hertog funded similar programs at Duke University, William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY and elsewhere.
Hertog also funds the Hertog Global Strategy Initiative, a research program Columbia University that uses historical analysis to confront problems in world politics. Participants include high-ranking government officials, scholars, and graduate students.
Outside of politics, Hertog has been a supporter of arts and culture in New York City and has held various responsibilities in the New-York Historical Society, the New York Public Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the New York Philharmonic.
On November 15, 2007, Hertog was awarded a National Humanities Medal in a White House ceremony with U.S. President George W. Bush. The citation accompanying the award praised Hertog for "enlightened philanthropy on behalf of the humanities. His wisdom and generosity have rejuvenated institutions that are keepers of American memory." He is also a winner of the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership.
See also 
- ""Where Policy Makers Are Born". The Wall Street Journal. December 20, 2008.
- ""Hertog Global Strategy Institute Summer Program". Hertog Strategy Institute Summer Program. February 2, 2010.
- "6 Academics Receive National Honors in Arts and Humanities". The Chronicle of Higher Education. November 16, 2007.
- ""Humanities Medals Awarded by President Bush". NNEH News Archive November 15, 2007.
- "President and Mrs. Bush Attend the Presentation of the 2007 National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals". November 15, 2007, formerly posted on WhiteHouse.gov, now in the Internet Archive (accessed January 22, 2009).
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