Visiting Speakers

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.

Samuel Moyn

Professor of Law
Harvard University

Samuel Moyn is professor of law and history at Harvard University. He earned a doctorate in modern European history from the University of California-Berkeley in 2000 and a law degree from Harvard Law School in 2001.

Richard Tuck

Professor of Government
Harvard University

Richard Tuck is Professor of Government at Harvard University.