Visiting Speakers

Denise Ferreira Da Silva

Director of Centre for Ethics & Politics
School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London

Denise Ferreira da Silva's areas of interest include political theory, feminist theory, globalization, law & human rights, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and cultural studies.

Hanoch Dagan

Tel Aviv Law School

Prof. Hanoch Dagan is a former Dean of the Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law (2006-2011) and the founding director of the Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies (2007-2011). 

Lorraine Daston

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Lorraine Daston has published on a wide range of topics in the history of science, including the history of probability and statistics, wonders in early modern science, the emergence of the scientific fact, scientific models, objects of scientific inquiry, the moral authority of nature, and the history of scientific objectivity. She is the Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

Olivier De Schutter

Professor and UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food
Louvain School of Law

Olivier De Schutter is the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food and a Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain and at the College of Europe (Natolin). He is also a Member of the Global Law School Faculty at New York University and is a visiting Professor at Columbia University.

Klaus Deininger

Lead Economist, Development Economics Group
The World Bank

Klaus Deininger is a Lead Economist in the rural development group of the Development Economics Group at the World Bank.

William Deringer

Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

William Deringer is Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his doctorate in the History of Science from Princeton University, where his research focused on the history of economic knowledge. From 2012 -'15, he was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University, before joining the MIT faculty in 2015.

Benedetto Fontana

Associate Professor of Political Science
Baruch College

Benedetto Fontana's research interests include ancient, medieval and modern political theory, as well as contemporary political and social theory.  Currently he is working on Antonio Gramsci’s political thought, on Machiavelli and his Romans, and on the relation between politics and rhetoric.

Marion Fourcade

Associate Professor of Sociology
University of California, Berkeley

Marion Fourcade ia an Associate Professor of Sociology at UC Berkeley.  A comparative sociologist by training and taste, she is interested in variations in economic and political knowledge and practice across nations.