Sungho Kimlee studies ethics and political theory, both ancient and modern. He is currently writing a book comparing self-cultivation in ancient Greece, China, and India. His research interests include virtue ethics, comparative religion, and the history of democratic institutions. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 2017. His dissertation, Factions and Orders: from Machiavelli to Madison, traced the evolution of political thought on civic divides. His article, “The plebe in the Florentine Histories: Machiavelli’s notion of humours revisited,” has been recently published in the History of European Ideas. Sungho Kimlee is a Berggruen Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.