Faculty Committee

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Arthur I. Applbaum

Director, Edmond & Lily 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

Selim Berker

Selim Berker

Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University

Selim Berker is Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. His primary research interests are in ethics and epistemology, which he sees as two aspects of the same field—ethics being the study of what, if anything, we ought to do, and epistemology being the study of what, if anything, we ought to believe.... Read more about Selim Berker

I. Glenn Cohen

I. Glenn Cohen

James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Faculty Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics, Harvard Law School

I. Glenn Cohen is one of the world's leading experts on the intersection of bioethics (sometimes also called "medical ethics") and the law, as well as...

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Katrina Forrester

Assistant Professor of Government and Social Studies, Harvard University

Katrina Forrester is Assistant Professor of Government and Social Studies at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the history of twentieth-century political thought and its implications for social and political theory; she is currently working on a book about feminist theories of work. She is the author of the multi-award-winning In the Shadow of JusticePostwar Liberalism and the Remaking of Political Philosophy (Princeton University Press, 2019) and co-editor of Nature, Action and the Future: Political Thought and the Environment (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Her writing and research has appeared in the The New YorkerHarper's,  London Review of BooksThe GuardianHistorical JournalModern Intellectual HistoryClimatic ChangeEuropean Journal of Political Theory, The Nation, and elsewhere.... Read more about Katrina Forrester

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Archon Fung

Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government

Professor Fung is Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research explores policies, practices, and institutional designs that deepen the quality of democratic governance. He focuses upon public participation, deliberation, and transparency.... Read more about Archon Fung


David S. Jones

A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine

David Jones completed his A.B. at Harvard College in 1993 (History and Science), and then pursued a Ph.D. in History of Science at Harvard University and an M.D. at Harvard Medical School, receiving both in 2001. After an internship in pediatrics at Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center, he trained as a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, and then worked for two years as a staff psychiatrist in the Psychiatric Emergency Service at Cambridge Hospital. He joined the faculty at MIT in 2005 as an Assistant Professor of the History and Culture of Science and Technology.... Read more about David S. Jones

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Meira Levinson

Co-Director, Graduate Fellowship Program
Director, DKP Design Studio
Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society

Meira Levinson is Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society at Harvard Graduate School, co-director of the Graduate Fellowship Program at the Edmond & Lily 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 & Lily 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
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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