Mark Milke, Ph.D. is an author, policy analyst, and columnist with five books and dozens of studies published across Canada and internationally in the last two decades. His newest book, Ralph vs, Rachel: A tale of two Alberta premiers, has just been published by Thomas & Black.
Mark’s ongoing policy work has been published by think tanks in Canada, the United States and Europe including the Fraser Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, the Montreal Economic Institute and the Brussels-based Centre for European Studies. He has also served as the Alberta and then BC director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. He recently served as the chief “architect” of the United Conservative Party’s 2019 election platform.
Mark has a Ph.D. in International Relations and Political Philosophy from University of Calgary, is past President of Civitas—a Society for Ideas, and is president of the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Calgary.
Mark’s columns appear regularly in the Globe and Mail, National Post and Maclean’s. His topics touch on everything from taxes, civil rights, and private property to airline competition, insurance, aboriginal policy, government monopolies and the folly of crony capitalism to lighter topics such as architecture, art, and hiking.
Mark’s doctorate dissertation analyzed the rhetoric of anti-Americanism in Canada while his Master’s thesis chronicled the double standards on human rights in East Asia. Mark lives in Calgary and is an active hiker, skier and runner with an interest in architecture, photography, cities, and history.