Research Themes

The Center's Faculty Director, in consultation with the Faculty Committee, chooses a theme to guide the Center's programming and to focus our selection of Fellows. Under Director Danielle Allen, the Center's themes have changed roughly every two years and have frequently resulted in an edited volume of work in different disciplines on the topic. The theme guides the choice of public lecture speakers and much of our other programming, but is not so all-encompassing as to exclude work and programming outside of its boundaries.