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Danielle Allen

Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics
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. ... 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

Meira Levinson

Meira Levinson

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

Meira Levinson is a normative political philosopher who writes about civic education, multiculturalism, youth empowerment, and educational ethics. In doing so, she draws upon scholarship from multiple disciplines as well as her eight years of experience teaching in the Atlanta and Boston Public Schools.... Read more about Meira Levinson

Jess Miner

Jess Miner

Research Director

Jess is a Classicist with primary interests in ancient Greek oratory and comedy, higher education administration, and practical ethics pedagogy. In her role as Research Director, she focuses on connecting the Center’s research activities with initiatives across campus and with broader public discussions on related themes. Jess is responsible for the Center's programming and oversees several of the Center's initiatives, including the Ethics Pedagogy Initiative and the Emergent Trends in Teaching and Learning Ethics at Harvard (ETTLE), part of the National Ethics Project. Prior to joining the Center, she spent five years implementing an ethics across the curriculum program at The University of Texas at Austin.... Read more about Jess Miner

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Mathias Risse

Mathias Risse

Co-Director, Graduate Fellowship Program
Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School

Professor Risse is the Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School. He works primarily in social and political philosophy and in ethics.... 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