Visiting Speakers

Martin E.  Jay

Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History
University of California, Berkeley

Martin Jay is the Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley.

Rosanne Kennedy

New York University

Rosanne Kennedy's research interests include Modern Political Theory, Feminist Theory, Rousseau Studies, Enlightenment Thought, Continental Philosophy, and Contemporary Ethics.

Ismail Khalidi


Ismail Khalidi is an award-winning playwright. His plays include Tennis in Nablus, which premiered at Atlanta’s Alliance Theater in 2010.

Hagar Kotef

Assistant Professor, Gender Studies
Bar Ilan University

Hagar Kotef is Assistant Professor, Gender Studies at  Bar Ilan University and an affiliate of the Minerva Humanities Center, Tel Aviv University. She works on political theory, specializing in feminist theory, early liberal philosophy, women’s activism and contemporary continental philosophy.

Sudhir Krishnaswamy

Azim Premji University, Bangalore

Sudhir Krishnaswamy is on the faculty of Azim Premji University. His research interests include constitutional law, administrative law, and intellectual property law, as well as reform of the legal system, legal profession, and legal education in India.

Brooke Kroeger

Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University

Brooke Kroeger is a professor at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and directs its graduate unit, Global and Joint Program Studies.

Terra Lawson-Remer

Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Economics
New School and Council on Foreign Relations

Terra Lawson-Remer is Assistant Professor of International Affairs and Economics at The New School, and Fellow for Civil Society, Markets & Democracy at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Karuna Mantena

Associate Professor of Political Science
Yale University

Karuna Mantena's research interests include modern political thought, modern social theory, the theory and history of empire, and South Asian politics and history.