Stuart Butler is Director of the Center for Policy Innovation at The Heritage Foundation in Washington DC, one of the nation's largest and most influential public policy foundations. Prior to this position he was Vice-President for Domestic and Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, where he planned and oversaw the Foundation's research and publications on all domestic issues. He has been at Heritage since 1979.
Dr Butler has authored books and articles on a wide range of issues, including health care, welfare, privatization and urban policy. In his 30 years with Heritage, Stuart Butler has been widely recognized for his influence in shaping the policy debate and for his ability to work constructively with individuals of widely differing ideologies and backgrounds. During the Reagan Administration, he was included in the National Journal's list of the 150 individuals outside government who have the greatest influence on decisions in Washington. He was cited by National Journal as one of the "dozen key players" in the debate over how to deal with the uninsured.
In the Fall of 2002, Dr Butler was a Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University. A native of Britain, he was educated at St. Andrews University in Scotland.