Donald Keene

Shincho Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature
Columbia University

Donald Keene is an internationally renowned scholar, Columbia University professor, and interpreter of Japanese literature and culture to the West.

Wolfgang Mann

Columbia University

Wolfgang Mann joined the Columbia Philosophy Department in 1992 and is the author of The Discovery of Things: Aristotle’s Categories and Their Context (Princeton, 2000).

Mark Mazower

Ira D. Wallach Professor of World Order Studies
Department of History
Columbia University

Mark Mazower is a historian and writer, specialising in modern Greece, 20th century Europe, and international history.

Emmanuelle Saada

Associate Professor of French and Romance Philology; Director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies
Columbia University

Emmanuelle Saada’s main field of research and teaching is the history of the French empire in the 19th and 20th century, with a specific interest in law.

James Schamus

Professor of Professional Practice, Film Division, School of the Arts
Columbia University

James Schamus is an award-winning screenwriter (The Ice Storm) and producer (Brokeback Mountain), and former CEO of Focus Features, the motion picture production, financing, and worldwide distribution company whose films have included Milk, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Pianist, Coraline, and The Dallas Buyers Club.

Pamela H. Smith

Seth Low Professor of History
Columbia University

Pamela Smith's research interests include Early modern European history and the history of science; attitudes to nature in early modern Europe and the Scientific Revolution; and craft knowledge and historical techniques.

Anders Stephanson

Andrew and Virginia Rudd Family Foundation Professor of History
Columbia University

Anders Stephanson, Andrew and Virginia Rudd Family Foundation Professor of History, specializes in 20th-century American foreign relations as well as history and theory.

Joseph E. Stiglitz

University Professor
Columbia University

Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University, where he teaches at the Business School, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Department of Economics), and the School of International and Public Affairs.