The following bio is that of an event speaker or guest author. This person is not directly affiliated with the John Locke Foundation.

Anthony J. Papalas received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1968 and has been a member of the history department at East Carolina since 1970. His area of specialty is ancient Greece and Rome. He is the author of Ancient Icaria, and Rebels and Radicals: Icaria, 1600-2000. He has published many scholarly articles on topics such as the Panhellenic festivals and ancient naval warfare.