A distinguished group of scholars who research and write about the Western intellectual tradition and about the ideals of the American founding serve on the Hamilton Center’s Academic Advisory Board.  



Peter Berkowitz 

Hoover Institution, Stanford University  

Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. From 2019 to 2021, he served as the director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, executive secretary of the department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights, and senior adviser to the Secretary of State. He is a 2017 winner of the Bradley Prize. At Hoover, he is a member of the Military History/Contemporary Conflict Working Group. In addition, he serves as dean of studies for the Public Interest Fellowship and teaches for the Tikvah Fund in the United States and in Israel. He studies and writes about, among other things, constitutional government, conservatism and progressivism in the United States, liberal education, national security and law, and Middle East politics.  




Russell A. Berman  

Stanford University  

Russell A. Berman is the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities, appointed in the departments of German studies and comparative literature. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1979 and has received many awards, including a Mellon Faculty Fellowship at Harvard, an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in Berlin, the best book award from the German Studies Association, and in 1997 he was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Federal Service Cross) of the Federal Republic of Germany. He received Stanford’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching (2013) and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching (2014). Berman served as senior advisor on the Policy Planning Staff of the United States Department of State (2019-2020), as a member of the Commission on Unalienable Rights, and a member of the National Humanities Council. He is also a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution where he directs the Working Group on the Middle East and the Islamic World. For many years, he served as the editor of the journal Telos, a quarterly journal of critical theory. At Stanford, he has served in numerous administrative capacities, and is now director of the department of Comparative Literature.  




James Hankins  

Harvard University 

James Hankins is Professor of History at Harvard University and a Fellow of the British Academy. His main research interests are the history of Renaissance political thought, history of philosophy and history of the classical tradition. He is the founder and general editor of the I Tatti Renaissance Library (Harvard University Press) and associate editor of the Catalogus Translationum and Commentariorum (Union Academique Internationale).  




Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde 

University of Pennsylvania 

Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde is Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and Penn’s Population Studies Center, and a research affiliate for the Centre for Economic Policy Research. His research agenda is in macroeconomics and econometrics, with a focus on the computation and estimation of dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models.  



Robert P. George

Princeton University 

Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He has served as chairman of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and before that on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He has also served as the U.S. member of UNESCO’s World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST). He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. A graduate of Swarthmore College, he holds J.D. and M.T.S. degrees from Harvard University and the degrees of D.Phil., B.C.L., D.C.L., and D.Litt. from Oxford University. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


Mary Ann Glendon  

Harvard Law School 

Mary Ann Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor of Law, emerita, at Harvard University, and a former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. She writes in the fields of human rights, comparative law and political theory. Glendon chaired the U.S. State Department Commission on Unalienable Rights (2019-2020) and served as a member of the Commission on International Religious Freedom (2012-2016), and the U.S. President’s Council on Bioethics (2001-2004). She received the National Humanities Medal in 2006. In 1991, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences from 2003 to 2013, a member of the Board of Supervisors of the Institute of Religious Works (Vatican Bank) from 2013 to 2018, and represented the Holy See at various conferences including the 1995 U.N. Women’s conference in Beijing where she headed the Vatican delegation. Glendon has contributed to legal and social thought in several widely translated works, bringing a comparative approach to a variety of subjects.  




Vincent Philip Muñoz 

University of Notre Dame 

Vincent Philip Muñoz is Tocqueville Associate Professor of Political Science and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame. He is the founding director of Notre Dame’s Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government. Dr. Muñoz writes and teaches across the fields of constitutional law, American politics, and political philosophy with a focus on religious liberty and the American Founding.  




Asya Sigelman  

Bryn Mawr College 

Asya Sigelman is Associate Professor of Greek, Latin and Classical Studies at Bryn Mawr College. Her research pursues a synthesis of traditional Classical philology with modern perspectives and rigorous textual analysis with the approaches of literary theory. She is currently working on a monograph on time and space in Pindar.