Alexander Stille

San Paolo Professor of International Journalism
Columbia University

Professor Stille graduated with a B.A. from Yale University and earned an M.S. at Columbia. He has worked as a contributor to The New York Times, La Repubblica, The New Yorker magazine, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Correspondent, U.S. News & World Report, The Boston Globe, and The Toronto Globe and Mail.

Mark Strand

Professor of English
Columbia University

Mark Strand is the author of twelve books of poems, including Blizzard of One (Alfred A. Knopf, 1998), which won the Pulitzer Prize; Man and Camel (2006); New Selected Poems (2007); Dark Harbor (1993); The Continuous Life (1990); Selected Poems (1980); The Story of Our Lives (1973); and Reasons for Moving (1968). 

Nadia Urbinati

Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory and Hellenic Studies
Columbia University

 Nadia Urbinati is a political theorist who specializes in modern and contemporary political thought and the democratic and anti-democratic traditions. 

Gauri Viswanathan

Class of 1933 Professor in the Humanities
Columbia University

Gauri Viswanathan is Class of 1933 Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.  She has published widely on education, religion, and culture; nineteenth-century British and colonial cultural studies; and the history of modern disciplines.

Katja Vogt

Columbia University

A specialist in ancient philosophy and ethics as well as a recipient of the Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award, Professor Katja Vogt joined the Philosophy Department in 2002. 

Carl Wennerlind

Associate Professor of History
Barnard College

Professor Wennerlind specializes in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe, with a focus on intellectual history and political economy.

Nancy Worman

Associate Professor
Barnard College

Nancy Worman is a Barnard alumna (class of 1987). She received her Ph.D. in Classics from Princeton in 1994; before coming to Barnard in 1996 she taught at Rutgers University and at Yale.