Meet the Authors

Daniel and Jordan Allott

Daniel Allott

Before embarking on The Race To 2020 project, Daniel Allott was the Washington Examiner’s deputy commentary editor. Before joining the Examiner in 2015, he worked as a freelance writer and contributor to Investor’s Business Daily’s Leaders and Success page. He was also a senior writer at American Values, a Washington, D.C. based public policy organization. 

Daniel has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Politico, USA Today, National Review and dozens of other publications. He has also edited several books. He’s a former National Review Institute Washington Fellow. Daniel is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute. He was born in Reading, England and has lived in England, New York, Wisconsin, Hawaii, Spain, and Washington, D.C. 

Jordan Allott is a documentary filmmaker, founder of In Altum Productions and media advisor to In Defense of Christians. Jordan has filmed projects in over 25 countries, from China and Syria to Nigeria and Cuba, with themes ranging from international human rights and American politics to Catholic spirituality. 

In 2009-10, Jordan went into Cuba to film a documentary about Dr. Oscar Biscet, a Castro dissident and human rights advocate. Oscar’s Cuba screened across Europe, the U.S. and South America.  More recently, Jordan’s international human rights work has focused on the Middle East, with many trips to Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. His latest film, Our Last Stand, highlights the heroic struggle of Christians to survive in their ancestral homeland of Syria and Iraq. The film has screened across the world, including events at the parliaments of four European countries.

Jordan and his work have been seen on Fox News, EWTN News and CNN International, and he has co-produced projects with the George W. Bush Institute, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the U.S State Department, among others. Jordan has also written opinion pieces for National Review and the Weekly Standard, and he is a 2012 National Review Institute Washington D.C. Fellow. Jordan was born in Reading, England, received a B.A. in Political Science, Philosophy and Film from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and resides in McLean, Virginia.

Jordan Allott