Chair Holders

2020

2018

  • Biography
    Seth Masket A professor of political science and director of the Center on American Politics at the University of Denver, Seth Masket is the 2018 Kluge Chair American Law and Governance and the author of “The Inevitable Party: Why Attempts to Kill the Party System Fail and How They Weaken Democracy.” He teaches and researches on political […]

2017

  • Biography
    T.H. Breen Breen is William Smith Mason Professor of American History at Northwestern University and is a distinguished Early American historian interested in the history of political thought, material culture, and cultural anthropology. At a scholar-in-residence at the Kluge Center, Breen worked on a project titled, “Enforcing the American Revolution: Law and Disorder During the War for […]

2016

  • Biography
    John Sexton The immediate past president of New York University and a legal scholar, Sexton is the Benjamin Butler Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law. He is also dean emeritus of the NYU School of Law, where he served as dean for 14 years. He joined the law school’s faculty in 1981, was named […]

2015

  • Biography
    Mary Dudziak Prominent U.S. legal historian, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, and Director of the Project on War and Security in Law, Culture, and Society at Emory University, Duziak is an expert in constitutional law, legal history, diplomatic history, and civil rights history.Dudziak serves on the Historical Advisory Committee at the U.S. Department of State and […]
  • Biography
    William Julius Wilson For a generation, Wilson has remained one of America’s most distinguished thinkers on issues of urban poverty, race, and class relations, and social inequality. His 1987 book, “The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, The Underclass and Public Policy,” is a staple in American college courses that address issues of race, class, and poverty. Former President […]

2011

  • Biography
    Jennifer L. Hochschild A scholar of the intersection of American politics and political philosophy, Hochschild has been Professor of Government at Harvard University since 2001. A graduate of Oberlin College, Hochschild received her Ph.D. from Yale University and joined the faculty of Princeton University in 1981. She was the founding editor of “Perspectives on Politics,” published by the […]

2007

  • Biography
    Gerhard Casper Casper served as the ninth president of Stanford University and is scholar of constitutional law, constitutional history, comparative law, and jurisprudence. Born in Germany, Casper studied law at the universities of Freiburg and Hamburg before earning his master’s in law from Yale in 1962 and doctorate in law from Freiburg in 1964. Casper was assistant […]

2002

  • Biography
    John Thomas Noonan Noonan is an accomplished jurist of the federal courts and philosopher, historian, theologian and a scholar of law. A graduate of Harvard University and recipient of a Ph.D. in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America and LL.B. from Harvard Law School, he began his career as Special Staff to the U.S. National Security Council […]