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Associate Director

Thomas Merrill Associate Professor SPA - Government

Thomas Merrill is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Affairs. He is the author of Hume and the Politics of Enlightenment (Cambridge, 2015), which won the Delba Winthrop Prize for Best Rece

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Core Faculty

G. Borden Flanagan Assistant Professor SPA - Government

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

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Sarah Houser Professorial Lecturer SPA - Government

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 cosmopolit

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Faculty Associates

Karen Baehler Scholar in Residence SPA - Public Admin and Policy

Professor Karen Baehler holds a Ph.D. in Policy Sciences from the University of Maryland (1999), where she also earned a Master of Public Policy (1991). Her B.A. is from St. Olaf College (1981), where

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Daniel Dreisbach Professor SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology

Professor Dreisbach earned a doctor of philosophy degree from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia. His principal research

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Laura Field Professorial Lecturer SIS - School of International Service

Laura K. Field is a political theorist in the School of International Service. She works on questions of character, identity, and ethics, and has a particular interest in the thought of Rousseau and N

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Bradley Hardy Associate Professor SPA - Public Admin and Policy

Professor Hardy is on leave to the Russell Sage Foundation during the 2018-2019 academic year. Hardy is an Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy and nonresident senior fellow in Ec

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Jeffrey Reiman Prof Emeritus

Please contact at Reiman is the William Fraser McDowell Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Social Policy. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1942. After receiving his

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Paul Wapner Professor SIS-School of Intl Service

Professor Paul Wapner’s research focuses on global environmental politics, environmental thought, transnational environmental activism, and environmental ethics. He is particularly concerned with unde

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