Onkar Ghate

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search
Onkar Ghate
Born Onkar K. Ghate
1965 or 1966
Occupation Philosopher
Citizenship Canada
Alma mater University of Toronto (B.A.)
University of Calgary (M.A., Ph.D.)
Subject Objectivism

Onkar K. Ghate (born 1965 or 1966) is a Canadian author and writer. He is also a senior fellow and the Chief Content Officer at the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine, California.

Personal life

Ghate studied Economics and Philosophy at the University of Toronto, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990. He then earned a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Calgary in 1992 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy there in 1998.[1] He is a Canadian citizen.[2]


Ghate joined the Ayn Rand Institute in 2000, being appointed as dean and instructor to its Objectivist Academic Center, having previously worked in the financial industry. In 2007 he became a senior fellow at the Institute, and in 2013 he became the Chief Content Officer. He has been a contributing author to several books on Ayn Rand's fictional works and her philosophy, among them "Essays on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged" and Why Businessmen Need Philosophy.[2] He is the author of "A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Edition of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand".

Ghate has contributed articles to the New Statesman,[3] The Huffington Post,[4] Fox News,[5] CNN,[6] and BusinessWeek. He has also made television and radio appearances on outlets[2] such as NPR, BBC Radio, Fox News,[7] CNBC and CBS. Ghate has given many talks to academic audiences, such as at Stanford University,[8] the University of California, Los Angeles,[9] and the University of California, Irvine.[10]

See also


  1. "Onkar Ghate, Ph. D.". Ayn Rand Institute. May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Onkar Ghate". Ayn Rand Institute. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  3. "ONKAR GHATE". New Statesman. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  4. "Entries by Onkar Ghate". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  5. "Onkar Ghate". Fox News. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  6. Brook, Yaron; Ghate, Onkar. "Our Moral Code is Out of Date". CNN. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  7. "Glenn Beck's War Room". Fox News. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  8. "Onkar Ghate on Selfishness". Stanford Law School. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  9. "Individual Rights: A Revolutionary Idea". The Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights. 23 September 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  10. "Anteater Weekly - Week 3". University of California, Irvine. 15 October 2007. Retrieved 17 May 2014.