Juliana Geran Pilon

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Juliana Geran Pilon is a Romanian-born naturalized American writer. She is a Professor of Politics and Culture and Director of the Center for Culture and Security at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C.

Personal life and education[edit]

Born in Romania to a Jewish family,[1] Pilon relocated to the United States as a teenager and matriculated at the University of Chicago, earning a B.A. (1969), an M.A. (1971) and a Ph.D. in philosophy (1974).[2][3] She is married to Roger Pilon.[4]


Pilon served as an assistant professor in the department of philosophy at Emory University in Atlanta in 1977.[5] In 1979, she relocated to Stanford University, where she was a Fellow at the Hoover Institution as well as a visiting scholar. The following year, she held a fellowship at the Institute for Humane Studies in Menlo Park.

From 1981 to 1988, Pilon was a Senior Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.[5] From 1992 to 2002, she was with the International Foundation for Election Systems, serving variously as Director of Programs for Europe and Asia, Vice President for Programs, and Senior Advisor for Civil Society. In August 2002, she became Associate Director of the Center for Democracy and Election Management at American University, serving in that capacity until February 2003.

Additionally, Pilon has served as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, the Institute of World Politics at Boston University, American University, and George Washington University.[5] She has been a visiting professor at St. Mary's College of Maryland. As of 2005, she is an adjunct professor at Rochester Institute of Technology and the National Defense University. She is a research professor at the Institute of World Politics.


Pilon has an extensive publication history. As of 2012, she has ten books on her resume, with dozens of articles and reviews.[5] Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The American Spectator, National Review, The National Interest, Humanitas, and other publications.

Selected publications[edit]



  1. ^ Pilon, Juliana Geran (1979). Notes from the Other Side of Night. University Press of America. p. 116 ff. ISBN 978-0-8191-9510-4. 
  2. ^ "Juliana Geran Pilon". Institute of World Politics. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Author Event: Juliana Geran Pilon". Eisenhower Institute. March 15, 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  4. ^ David Johnston, "Ex-U.S. Worker Angry at Justice Dept. 'Misconduct' Report", The New York Times, November 10, 1989
  5. ^ a b c d "Juliana Geran Pilon Resume". Institute of World Politics. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 

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