Spring 2011

Javeed Alam

Chairman
Indian Council of Social Science Research

Javeed Alam is Chairman of the Indian Council of Social Science Research.

Edward Albee

Playwright

Edward Albee, the leading American playwright of his generation, has been confounding, challenging and stimulating theater audiences for almost half a century.

Paul Audi

Philosopher

Paul Audi graduated from the École Normale Supérieure, and is Doctor and Professor of Philosophy. He is the author of about fifteen books and thirty articles on the relation between ethics and aesthetics.

Kaushik Basu

C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics
Cornell University

Kaushik Basu is Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He is on leave from Cornell University where he is Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies. Till 2009 he was Chairman of the Department of Economics and during 2006-9 he was Director of the Center for Analytic Economics at Cornell.

Barry Bergdoll

Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History
Columbia University

Professor Bergdoll's broad interests center on modern architectural history, with a particular emphasis on France and Germany between 1750 and 1900. Trained in art history rather than architecture, he has an approach most closely allied with cultural history and the history and sociology of professions. He has studied questions of the politics of cultural representation in architecture, the larger ideological content of nineteenth-century architectural theory, and the changing role of both architecture as a profession and architecture as a cultural product in nineteenth-century European society.

Robin Blackburn

Professor
University of Essex

Robin Blackburn teaches at the New School in New York and the University of Essex in the UK. He is the author of many books, including The Making of New World Slavery, The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery, Age Shock, Banking on Death, and The American Crucible.

Alan Brinkley

Allan Nevins Professor of American History
Columbia University

Alan Brinkley specializes in the history of twentieth-century America. From 2003 to 2009, he was University Provost, and before that he was chair of the Department of History. In 1998-99, he was the Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University, and in 2011-2012, he was the Pitt Professor of American History at the University of Cambridge. He has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 1991.

Christopher L.  Brown

Professor of History
Columbia University

Christopher L. Brown, professor, specializes in the history of eighteenth century Britain, the early modern British Empire, and the comparative history of slavery and abolition, with secondary interests in the age of revolutions and the history of the Atlantic world.