Fall 2007

David Lieberman

Jefferson E. Peyser Professor of Law and Professor of History
University of California, Berkeley

David Lieberman is Jefferson E. Peyser Professor of Law and Professor of History and the Director of the Kadish Center for Morality, Law and Public Affairs at UC Berkeley.

Saskia Sassen

Professor of Sociology
Columbia University

Saskia Sassen is professor of sociology at Columbia University and is noted for her analyses of globalization and international human migration.

George Ainslie

Professor of Economics
University of Cape Town, South Africa

George Ainslie is a research psychiatrist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Coatesville, PA, and Professor of Economics at University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Charles Altieri

Rachael Anderson Stageberg Endowed Chair
University of California at Berkeley

Charles Altieri is Stageberg Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

Amanda Anderson

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and English
Brown University

Amanda Anderson is Caroline Donovan Professor of English Literature at Johns Hopkins University. 

David Armitage

Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History
Harvard University

David Armitage, MA, PhD, CorrFRSE, FRHistS, FAHA, is the Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History and Chair (2012-14, 2015-16) of the Department of History at Harvard University, where he teaches intellectual history and international history. He is also an Affiliated Professor in the Harvard Department of Government, an Affiliated Faculty Member at Harvard Law School and an Honorary Professor of History at the University of Sydney. He is on leave for the academic year 2014-15.

Bernard Bailyn

Professor of Early American History, emeritus
Harvard University

Bernard Bailyn, whose historical work centers on early American history, the American Revolution, and the Anglo-American world in the pre-industrial era, is Adams University Professor and James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History, emeritus, at Harvard University.

Elif Batuman


Elif Batuman is a staff writer for The New Yorker and writer-in-residence at Koç University in Istanbul. Her first book, The Possessed, was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, not to mention a runner-up for The Pen/Diamondstein-Speilvogel Award (for upholding the dignity of the essay form). It was also longlisted for the 2011 Guardian First Book Award. Given the sucess following the publishing of The Possessed, it has been translated into several languages.