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Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law



CERL Director Claire Finkelstein

Claire Finkelstein
Founder and Faculty Director of CERL, Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy

Paul G. Haaga, Jr.
CERL Executive Board Chair, NPR Board of Directors Chair, Chairman of the Board, Capital Research and Management Company, retired

Christopher Welsh
CERL Executive Director

Executive Board Members

Harold Berger
Senior Partner and Managing Principal Berger Montague

Vivian Berger
Professor Emeritus
Columbia Law School, Mediator

Sean P. Carter
Cozen O’Connor


William Craven
Federal Systems

Arlene Fickler
Schnader Harrison  


John Giordano
Archer Law


 Kevin Govern
Professor of Law
Ave Maria School of Law     



 Duncan MacIntosh
Professor of Philosophy
Dalhousie University    

 Alberto Mora
Associate Executive Director for Global Programs
American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative

 Christopher W. Morris
Professor of Philosophy
University of Maryland     
 Jens David Ohlin
Vice Dean and Professor of Law
Cornell University Law School
 Connie Rosati  Professor of Philosophy
University of Arizona

Shawn Turner
Director of Communication
Center for a New American Security

Paul Welsh
Vice President 
Analytical Graphics, Inc. 

Stephen Xenakis    Brigadier General    (Ret.), U.S. Army 

Jules Zacher            Attorney
Board Member
Council For a Livable World 

Advisory Council

Anita Allen
Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy
University of Pennsylvania
William Burke-White
Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director at Perry World House;
Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania
Stuart Diamond
Emeritus Practice Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
Edna B. Foa
Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

David Gauthier
Professor Emeritus Philosophy Department
University of Pittsburgh

Philadelphia, PA 12/12/2013 Derek Gillman the director of the Barnes Foundation. Gillman will be leaving the Barnes at the end of 2013 to work at Drexel University.
Derek Gillman

Distinguished Teaching Professor
Art History and Museum Leadership
Drexel University
Michael C. Horowitz
Professor of Political Science
University of Pennsylvania
David S. Jonas
Fluet Huber + Hoang PLLC
Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet 
Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History;
Director of the Middle East Center
University of Pennsylvania
Vijay Kumar
Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering
University of Pennsylvania

Martin Lederman

Associate Professor of Law
Georgetown University

Sharon Lloyd

Professor of Philosophy, Law, and Political Science
University of Southern California
Larry May 
Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus
Vanderbilt University
Jeff McMahan
White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy
University of Oxford 
Paul E. Menoher, Jr.
Lieutenant General (Ret.), U.S. Army

Mary Ellen O’Connell
Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law;
Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution
University of Notre Dame Law School

Harvey Rubin
Professor of Medicine Microbiology and Computer Science
University of Pennsylvania

Stephen Sheller

Founding Partner
Sheller P.C.
 Rogers Smith
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science
University of Pennsylvania



CERL Staff

Marie Barnett
Social Media Manager!event_id/54742/view/eventCo-hosted by CERL and the Annenberg School, the roundtable conference will convene academics, analysts, and practitioners from fields as diverse as law, journalism, media, public policy, philosophy, national security, and others to explore some of the most pressing legal and ethical challenges that lie at the nexus of national security and journalism today. The conference will be supplemented by a public conversation at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, from 5:00 – 6:30 pm on November 9, 2017, entitled, Freedom of the Press and National Security: Reconciling Competing Values in Democratic Governance, to be followed by cocktails and dinner for all conference participants.
Nicholas Saidel

Lisa Margolis

Faculty Support Staff

Elisabeth Aulepp
Events Coordinator
Jennifer Evans
Associate Director of Faculty Support