Our Team

Our Team

Public intellectuals committed to making better, smarter public policy  

We are a team of public intellectuals, from diverse scholarly backgrounds, who bring our academic training to bear on public-policy discourse. Our team is grounded in the the scholarly culture of the university, and we extend our network to government, think tanks, and public-policy organizations in Washington, D.C.   

Resident Members

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Andrew Light PhD

Director (on leave)

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Jesse Kirkpatrick PhD

Acting Director

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Shannon Fyfe JD PhD

Faculty Fellow

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Andrew Peterson PhD

Faculty Fellow

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Mark Sagoff PhD

Distinguished Senior Fellow

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Roger Paden PhD

Senior Fellow

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Wesley Buckwalter, PhD

Faculty Fellow

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Daniel Nicholson, PhD

Faculty Fellow

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Sarah W. Denton MA

Research Fellow

Non-Resident Members

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Erik Angner PhD

Stockholm University

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Gil Hersch PhD

Virginia Tech University

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Eric Katz PhD

New Jersey Institute of Technology

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Elizabeth Lanphier PhD

University of Cincinnati

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David Morrow PhD

American University

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Gwynne Taraska PhD

Climate Advisers

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C. Anthony Pfaff PhD

Strategic Studies Institute

Our Alumni

The leading-edge of public philosophy

Since its founding, the Institute has been a home to many scholars who have launched prestigious careers in public philosophy. These scholars, serving as either resident scholars or visiting fellows through the Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Program, have laid the disciplinary foundations for public philosophy. We highlight some of our alumni below. A complete list of our alumni is linked here

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Peter Brown PhD

McGill University

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William Galston PhD

The Brookings Institution

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Amy Gutmann PhD

University of Pennsylvania

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Nancy Jecker PhD

University of Washington

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Judith Lichtenberg PhD

Georgetown University

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David Luban PhD

Georgetown University

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Claudia Mills PhD

University of Colorado

Henry Shue PhD

Oxford University

David Wasserman JD

National Institutes of Health