Faculty

Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, details the intricacies of whistle-blowing, the moral risk-taking that is involved, and the contours of judging whether or not a disclosure is justified: So long as there are secrets, whistle-blowing will remain a...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, writes about American leftists and U.S. foreign policy: First and foremost, the left needs to think seriously about the use of force, which is the central issue in foreign-policy debates. It is right...
In an interview with Sonya Faure of Libération, Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, discusses his forthcoming book Life: A Critical User’s Manual and the new edition of Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the...
Michael Walzer , Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, joins Marty Moss-Coane of WHYY in a discussion of the American left's approach to foreign policy and his latest book A Foreign Policy for the Left (Yale University Press, January 2018), which...
Free speech makes no distinctions as to quality; academic freedom does. Are all opinions equally valid in a university classroom? Are professors being "ideological" when they refuse to accept the Bible as scientific evidence? What, then, becomes of certified professorial expertise? Does the university have...
Foreign Affair 's G. John Ikenberry reviews Professor Emeritus Jonathan Israel 's The Expanding Blaze: How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775–1848, writing, "This book’s wide-angle account of the nineteenth-century spread of revolutionary democratic ideals makes it impossible to see the American founding...
Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, will give a public lecture, " The Moral Economy of Resentment ," which will take place at 4:30 p.m. on December 7 in the Louis A. Simpson International Building at the...
Elisabeth von Thadden of Die Zeit writes about Didier Fassin , James D. Wolfensohn Professor in the School of Social Science, on the occasion of the publication of Fassin's Das Leben: Eine kritische Gebrauchsanweisung (Suhrkamp Verlag, 2017), which presents a dialogue on...
Caitlin Fitz of the Wall Street Journal reviews The Expanding Blaze by Jonathan Israel , Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, writing, "A relative newcomer to U.S. history, Mr. Israel sometimes brings a refreshing outsider’s perspective, as when he shows...
Yve-Alain Bois , Professor in the School of Historical Studies, discussed Picasso's complex relationship with abstraction with Artsy' s Abigail Cain, saying “I thought that it was a very interesting thing. If someone as fearless as Picasso could recoil in front of the possibility...
Joan Wallach Scott , Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, discusses the threats to academic freedom that exist in the current political atmosphere with Bill Moyers, former White House Press Secretary, saying: "The thing about education — and why I’m so passionate...
The Expanding Blaze: How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775-1848 (Princeton University Press, 2017) by Jonathan Israel, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, has been named the Times Higher Education 's Book of the Week. Reviewer Elizabeth Cobbs writes, " The...