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Director

Alan Levine

Alan Levine

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Director, Political Theory Institute and Associate Professor

Alan M. Levine is Associate Professor of political theory in the Department of Government and the founding director of the Political Theory Institute. He is also an Affiliate Associate Professor in AU’s Department of Philosophy. He has held fellowsh... [More]

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Core Faculty

G. Borden Flanagan

G. Borden Flanagan

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Assistant Professor

On research leave at the University of Toronto for the academic year 2014-2015. Borden Flanagan’s area of expertise is the history of Western political philosophy. His teaching and research interests include ancient, renaissance, modern and postmoder... [More]

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Thomas Merrill

Thomas Merrill

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Assistant Professor

Thomas W. Merrill is an assistant professor in the Department of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University. His research and teaching interests include political philosophy, especially early modern political philosophy, bioeth... [More]

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Sarah Houser

Sarah Houser

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Professorial Lecturer

Sarah L. Houser is a professorial lecturer in the Department of Government in the School of Public Affairs at American University. Her research and teaching interests include patriotism and cosmopolitanism, the role of place in political life, and t... [More]

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Faculty Associates

Daniel Dreisbach

Daniel Dreisbach

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Professor

Professor Dreisbach's principal research interests include American constitutional law and history, First Amendment law, church-state relations, and criminal procedure. He has written extensively on these topics. He has authored or edited five books ... [More]

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Jeffrey Reiman

Jeffrey Reiman

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Professor

Jeffrey Reiman is the William Fraser McDowell Professor of Philosophy. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1942. After receiving his PhD, he joined the American University faculty in 1970, in the Center for the Administration of Justice (now called... [More]

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202-885-2927
CAS - Philosophy and Religion


Paul Wapner

Paul Wapner

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Professor

Dr. Paul Wapner is Professor of Global Environmental Politics in SIS, and author of Living Through the End of Nature: The Future of American Environmentalism, and Environmental Activism and World Civic Politics. His research focuses on Environmental ... [More]

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Robert Garrow

Robert Garrow

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Professorial Lecturer

Robert Garrow is the Political Theory Institute's 2013-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow. His main areas of expertise are modern liberalism and American political thought. His research focuses on the statesmen and statesmanship of the Founding, the challenge... [More]

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