Dinesh D'Souza has been called one of the "top young public-policy makers in the country" by Investor’s Business Daily. The New York Times Magazine named Dinesh D'Souza one of America's most influential conservative thinkers. The World Affairs Council lists Dinesh D'Souza as one of the nation's 500 leading authorities on international issues. Newsweek cited Dinesh D'Souza as one of the country's most prominent Asian Americans.
Before joining the Hoover Institution, Dinesh D'Souza was the John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. In 1987-88 Dinesh D'Souza served as senior policy analyst at the Reagan White House. From 1985 to 1987 Dinesh D'Souza was managing editor of Policy Review. Dinesh D'Souza graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College in 1983.