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Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law



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

Paul G. Haaga, Jr.
Chair, CERL’s Executive Board; Chair, NPR’s Board of Directors; Chair of the Board (retired), Capital Research and Management Company

Christopher Welsh
Executive Director

Eileen Kenney
Director of Engagement 

Research Fellows

Christopher Jacobs
Senior Fellow

Alexandra (Xander)
A.K. Meise

Senior Fellow

Cassandra Steer
Senior Non-resident

Executive Board Members 

Harold Berger
Of Counsel and Managing Shareholder Emeritus
Berger Montague

Vivian Berger
Professor Emeritus
Columbia Law School,

Sean P. Carter
Cozen O’Connor


William Craven
Federal Systems

Arlene Fickler
Schnader Harrison  


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

Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker
Dean Emerita
McGeorge School of Law; Former General Counsel, CIA and NSA

Connie Rosati Professor of Philosophy
University of Arizona


Shawn Turner
Professor of National Security Communication Michigan State University; National Security Analyst, CNN


Joseph Votel
General (Ret.), U.S. Army; President & CEO, Business Executives for National Security (BENS)

Paul Welsh
Vice President
Analytical Graphics, Inc.

Stephen Xenakis Brigadier General (Ret.), U.S. Army Jules Zacher
Attorney, Jules Zacher, P.C.; 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, 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

Mark Fallon
Former Sr. Executive, Department of Homeland Security; International Security Consultant

Edna B. Foa
Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Robert G. Fuller, Jr.
Captain, U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General’s Corps (Ret.); Author

David Gauthier
Professor Emeritus Philosophy Department
University of Pittsburgh

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Derek Gillman

Distinguished Teaching Professor
Art History and Museum Leadership
Drexel University
Michael C. Horowitz
Director, Perry World House; 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

Professor from Practice
Georgetown University Law Center

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

Richard W. Painter
S. Walter Richey Professor of Corporate Law
University of Minnesota 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

Faculty Support Staff

Elisabeth Aulepp
Events Coordinator
Jennifer Evans
Assistant Director of Faculty Support