Professor of Genetics
Senior Associate Vice Provost for Under Graduate Education and the Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities
Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and at the Hoover Institution and Professor, by courtesy, of Sociology and of Political Science
Larry Diamond is Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and also Professor by Courtesy of Political Science and Sociology. He also co-edits the Journal of Democracy and consults extensively on global democratic development. He is the author of The Spirit of Democracy, Developing Democracy, and the forthcoming book, Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency.
Janet M. Peck Professor of International Communication and Professor, by courtesy, of Political Science
James Fishkin holds the Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford where he also directs the Center for Deliberative Democracy. He is the author of When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation and other books.
Phil and Penny Knight Professor of Creative Writing
Adam Johnson won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and he is evangelical about the transformative power of storytelling. Johnson is the author of short stories and novels and loves spontaneous, collaborative storytelling. In this course, students will learn that how a story is told can reveal even more than what a story contains. To this end: he (I) is (am) still trying to decide if this (my) brief biography (story of me) is best written in the first- or third-person point of view!
Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Law
Jim Joseph Chair in Education and Jewish Studies and Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Religious Studies
Professor of Pathology, of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Biology
Professor Lipsick’s career as a poet went astray when he found a job at the unemployment office working in a laboratory, fell in love with research, and eventually became obsessed with understanding how mistakes in our own genes cause cancer. He is a professor of Pathology, Genetics, and Biology.
Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute and the Freeman Spogli Institute and Professor, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
Thomas A. Raffin Professor in Medicine and Biomedical Ethics and Professor (Teaching) of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health)
Professor Magnus is Thomas A. Raffin Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics and Professor (Teaching) of Pediatrics, and the Director of the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics. He is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Bioethics and President of the Association of Bioethics Program Directors.
Senior Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences and the Luke Blossom Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences
Professor Michelson, the Luke Blossom Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, is an experimental physicist who leads an international team of physicists and astronomers who have developed and use instrumentation to observe the very high-energy Universe.
Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor in Classics
Ian Morris is the Jean and Rebecca Willard Professor of Classics. He has excavated in Britain, Greece, and Italy, most recently as director of Stanford’s dig at Monte Polizzo, a native Sicilian site from the age of Greek colonization. His book Why the West Rules—For Now (2010) was translated into thirteen languages, and his most recent publication, War! What is it Good For? (2014), was translated into five.
Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Professor in Honor of Constantine Mitsotakis, Professor of Classics, and Professor, by courtesy, of Philosophy
Professor Ober teaches courses and writes books and articles on Greek history, political thought, and what the ancient theory and practice of citizenship could teach leaders of modern organizations. He is the Tsakopoulos Kounalakis Professor in Honor of Constantine Mitsotakis.
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, of Medicine (Primary Care and Population Health) and, by courtesy, of Sociology
Eva Chernov Lokey Professor in Jewish Studies and Professor, by courtesy, of German Studies
Caroline S. G. Munro Memorial Professor in Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Scott D. Sagan is the Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science, the Peter and Mimi Haas University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). He is a specialist on nuclear weapons and international security and the recipient of four major teaching awards. His distant relative, Major General George E. Pickett, led the final Confederate charge at Gettysburg.
Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Blakey Vermeule writes and thinks about cognitive science and human artistic expression. She has come to appreciate how deeply the stories we learn about (from our families, our churches, synagogues, and mosques, our media, our surroundings) shape our sense of identity; and in turn how the stories we tell can immeasurably shape the world we find.
Senior Lecturer of Law
Professor Weiner served as an attorney in the U.S. State Department for over a decade before joining the Stanford faculty and is currently the Director of the Stanford Program in International and Comparative Law, and Co-director of the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation at Stanford Law School. He specializes in international law, with a focus on international security issues.