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Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law



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

Ilya Rudyak
Director of Research

Ashling Gallagher

Research Fellow

Executive Board

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Harold Berger
Senior Partner and Managing Principal
Berger&Montague P.C.

William Craven
Chairman of Federal Systems
Norristown, NJ
Kevin Govern
Associate Professor of Law
Ave Maria School of Law

Paul G. Haaga, Jr.
Retired, former Chairman of the Board, Capital Research and Management Company

Duncan MacIntosh
Professor of Philosophy
Dalhousie University


Christopher W. Morris
Professor of Philosophy
University of Maryland
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Jens Ohlin
Professor of Law
Cornell University Law School
Connie Rosati
Associate Professor, Philosophy
University of Arizona
Harvey Rubin
Director of the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis and Response (ISTAR), and Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Stephen Xenakis
Brigadier General (Ret) U.S. Army

Erik Erikson Scholar
The Austen Riggs Center

Jules Zacher
Board Member Council For a Livable World

Advisory Council

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Anita Allen
Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy
University of Pennsylvania
David Gauthier
Professor Emeritus, Philosophy Department
University of Pittsburgh

Dell L. Dailey
Dell Dailey and Family   Former Ambassador-at-Large for Combating Terrorism
Department of State 
Board Member Emeritus, CERL

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
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Larry May 
W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science
Vanderbilt University
Jeff McMahan

White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy,
University of Oxford

Paul E. Menoher, Jr.
Lieutenant General (Ret.), US Army

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


Rogers Smith
Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science
University of Pennsylvania

William Burke-White
Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director, Perry World House
Deputy Dean and Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania