Juliana Geran Pilon

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Juliana Geran Pilon is a Romanian-born naturalized American writer. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization in Clinton, NY. For many years, she was 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, Pilon emigrated with her family to the United States as a teenager. She attended the University of Chicago under a scholarship and graduated with a B.A. in philosophy in 1969. Between 1969 and 1970 she studied history and philosophy at Princeton University, but returned to the University of Chicago where she earned an M.A. in philosophy in 1971 and a Ph.D. in philosophy in 1974. [1] She is married to Roger Pilon



After earning her doctorate, Pilon served as an assistant professor in the department of philosophy at Emory University in Atlanta from 1977 to 1979. In 1979, she relocated to Stanford University, where she was a Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution. 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.http://www.julianapilon.com/experience From 1992 to 2002, she joined the International Foundation for Election Systems, serving as Director of Programs for Europe and Asia, then Vice President for Programs, and as 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, American University, and George Washington University,http://www.julianapilon.com/experience a visiting professor at St. Mary's College of Maryland, and an adjunct professor at Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as the National Defense University. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization.

Published works[edit]

Pilon has an extensive publication history. As of 2016, she has several books and monographs on her resume, with dozens of articles and reviews.http://www.julianapilon.com/publications-1 Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The American Spectator, National Review, The National Interest, Humanitas, and other publications.



  1. ^ "Author Event: Juliana Geran Pilon". Eisenhower Institute. March 15, 2007. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 

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