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Danielle Allen

Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics (on leave from July 1, 2021)
James Bryant Conant University Professor

Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, and Director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, is a political theorist who has published broadly in democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought. Allen will be on leave for the 2021-2022 academic year, begining July 1, 2021. ... Read more about Danielle Allen

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Arthur I. Applbaum

Director, Edmond J. Safra Undergraduate Fellowship Program
Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Harvard Kennedy School

Arthur Isak Applbaum is Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values at Harvard Kennedy School. He directed the graduate fellowship program from 1990 to 2009 and was acting director of the Center in 2004-2005 and 2007-2009.... Read more about Arthur I. Applbaum

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Nien-hê Hsieh

Acting Director (2021-2022 Academic Year)
Co-Director of Rapid Response Impact Initiatives
Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Nien-hê Hsieh is Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. His research concerns ethical issues in business and the...

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Meira Levinson

Co-Director, Graduate Fellowship Program
Director, Democratic Knowledge Project
Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Meira Levinson is Professor of Education at Harvard Graduate School, co-director of the Graduate Fellowship Program at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and Director of the Democratic Knowledge Project. Levinson is a normative political philosopher who works at the intersection of civic education, youth empowerment, racial justice, and educational ethics.... Read more about Meira Levinson

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Mathias Risse

Co-director, Graduate Fellowship Program
Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy, Harvard Kennedy School

Mathias Risse is Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy and Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. His work primarily addresses questions of global justice ranging from human rights, inequality, taxation, trade and immigration to climate change, obligations to future generations and the future of technology, especially also the impact of artificial intelligence on a range of normative issues.... Read more about Mathias Risse

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Christopher Robichaud

Director of Pedagogical Innovation, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics;
Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Christopher Robichaud is Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Director of Pedagogical Innovation at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. He received his doctorate in philosophy from MIT. His interests surround ethics, political philosophy, and social epistemology, with a focus on examining the role of truth and knowledge in well-functioning democracies, and on understanding what the post-truth age of politcs is.... Read more about Christopher Robichaud

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Gina Schouten

Co-director, Fellows-in-Residence Program
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University

Gina Schouten received her PhD in 2013 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and prior to joining Harvard as Assistant Professor of Philosophy in 2016, occupied the same position for three years at Illinois State University. Her research interests include gender justice, educational justice, and political legitimacy. She has recently been working on projects concerning the legitimacy of political interventions to alter the gendered division of labor, in which she argues that progressive gender egalitarian political interventions can constitute legitimate exercises of political power. That work is developed in her book Liberalism, Neutrality, and the Gendered Division of Labor, (Oxford University Press, 2019). 

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