CHS Senior Fellow Danielle Allen named University Professor at Harvard

The CHS team wishes to express its sincerest congratulations to Danielle Allen, a current senior fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies, for being named a University Professor, Harvard’s highest faculty honor. Renowned political philosopher, director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, professor of government in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), and professor of education at the Graduate School of Education, Danielle Allen sets an example of exceptional academic achievement and true dedication.
allen_2aDanielle Allen (2016-2021) is Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and professor in Harvard’s Department of Government and Graduate School of Education. She is a political theorist who has published broadly in democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought. Widely known for her work on justice and citizenship in both ancient Athens and modern America, Allen is the author of The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens (2000), Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown vs. the Board of Education (2004), Why Plato Wrote (2010), Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality (2014), and Education and Equality (University of Chicago Press, 2016). She is the co-editor of the award-winningEducation, Justice, and Democracy (2013, with Rob Reich) and From Voice to Influence: Understanding Citizenship in the Digital Age (2015, with Jennifer Light). She is a Chair of the Mellon Foundation Board, past Chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Philosophical Society.
Her appointment as James Bryant Conant University Professor will begin on January 1, 2017.
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