Roy Speckhardt

Roy Speckhardt has served as executive director of the American Humanist Association since 2005. He also serves on the boards of The Institute for Humanist Studies, the United Coalition of Reason, The Humanist Institute, and the Secular Coalition for America Education Fund. He served as deputy director of The Interfaith Alliance from 1995 to 2001.

Speckhardt holds an M.B.A. from George Mason University and B.A. in sociology from Mary Washington College. He is the author of Creating Change Through Humanism, available here through Humanist Press. He currently lives in Washington, DC.

Posts by Roy Speckhardt

Humanist in the House

The following is adapted (with permission) from my presentation of the Humanist of the Year Award to Rep. Huffman at the American Humanist Association’s... Read More

Marching toward Gilead

Margaret Atwood wrote in The Handmaid’s Tale that “nothing changes instantaneously: in a gradually heating bathtub, you'd be boiled to death before you knew... Read More

Supporting Impeachment

We find ourselves at a pivotal moment in American history—the kind of moment that forces us to take stock of our moral positions and... Read More

Achieving Democracy

Americans today are thwarted on many fronts from achieving true democracy for all. Paramount are questions about the behavior of the commander in chief,... Read More