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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

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Andrew Peterson PhD

Faculty Fellow

Jesse Kirkpatrick PhD

Assistant Director

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Mark Sagoff PhD

Distinguished Senior Fellow

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Shannon Fyfe JD PhD

Faculty Fellow

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Roger Paden PhD

Senior Fellow

Sarah W. Denton MA

Research Fellow

Non-Resident Members

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Erik Angner PhD

Stockholm University

Edward Perello MPhil

Arkuity Ltd. 

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Gil Hersch PhD

Virginia Tech University

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Gwynne Taraska PhD

Climate Advisers

David Morrow PhD

American University

Sara Usher DPhil

Tower Strategy Group

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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Nancy Jecker PhD

University of Washington

Claudia Mills PhD

University of Colorado

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William Galston PhD

The Brookings Institution

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Judith Lichtenberg PhD

Georgetown University

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Henry Shue PhD

Oxford University

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Amy Gutmann PhD

University of Pennsylvania

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David Luban PhD

Georgetown University

David Wasserman JD

National Institutes of Health