Danielle Allen

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Danielle Allen
Born 1971
Alma mater Princeton University, University of Cambridge, Harvard University
Main interests
political theory, history of political thought, political sociology, Greek and Roman political history

Danielle S. Allen (born 1971)[1] is an American classicist and political scientist, UPS Foundation Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study[2][3] and, in 2015, a Harvard University professor and center director.

Education and career[edit]

Allen graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Classics in 1993, from Cambridge University with a Ph.D. in Classics in 1996, and from Harvard with a Ph.D. in Government in 2001. She taught at University of Chicago, and was Dean of the Division of Humanities from 2004 to 2007. She organized The Dewey Seminar: Education, Schools and the State, with Robert Reich.[4]

She currently serves as a trustee of Amherst College [5] and is chair of the Pulitzer Prize board.[6] In 2015, she will join the Government Department of Harvard University and will become the director of Harvard's Safra Center for Ethics.[7]

Awards and honors[edit]



  1. ^ a b "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 15 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Bio, IAS.edu.
  3. ^ Press release, March 21, 1987, IAS.edu.
  4. ^ madisonian.net
  5. ^ amherst. edu. Access date 13 January 2015.
  6. ^ pulitzer.org. Access date 13 January 2015
  7. ^ "Danielle Allen named to Harvard posts", Harvard Gazette, December 18, 2014.
  8. ^ Fournier, Arthur, "Danielle Allen, Associate Professor in Classical Languages & Literatures", chronicle.uchicago.edu, May 24, 2001.

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