Frederic C. Rich was for many years a partner of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, where he was co-head of the corporate practice and head of the Global Project Development and Finance Group. His dystopian political novel Christian Nation was published by W.W. Norton in July 2013, and he is now pursuing a second career as a writer and teacher. Mr. Rich is Chair of the Scenic Hudson Land Trust and the Foundation for Landscape Studies, Vice Chair of The Battery Conservancy, and a director of the Land Trust Alliance, Hudson Highlands Land Trust and other charities. Mr. Rich, who believes in the power of the arts to change hearts and minds, composed The Hudson Oratorio, which premiered in 1996 and was subsequently recorded. He received an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law, and studied moral philosophy as a Keasbey Fellow at King’s College, Cambridge.