Teaching

 

Meritocracy and its Critics, Professor Michael Sandel (Teaching Fellow, Fall 2022)

A course on the justice of distributive principles associated with 'meritocracy.' This course considers questions of contemporary public philosophy, with course readings from Frederick A. Hayek, John Rawls, Daniel Markovits, Michael Sandel and others.

Leviathan and the Making of the Modern State (designed and led) (Spring, 2021)

A course designed and led as part of the sophomore tutorial, exploring the central themes of modern political thought by way of Hobbes's systematic outline in Leviathan. Topics include, obligation, representation, democracy, political psychology, law, justice and right.

Justice: Ethics in an Age of Pandemic and Racial Reckoning, Professor Michael Sandel (Assistant Head Teaching Fellow, Fall 2020)

A course considering the ethics associated with the Covid-19 pandemic and issues of race. Different frameworks considered include liberatianism, utilitarianism, deontology, liberal egalitarianism, and virtue ethics. 

History of Modern Political Thought, Professor Harvey Mansfield (Teaching Fellow, Spring 2020)

A survey of key texts of modern political philosophers including Niccolò Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, Karl Marx, David Hume, Friedrich Nietzsche and others.

 Enlightenment Political Thought, Professor Ryan Hanley (Teaching Fellow, Fall 2019)

An examination of key texts and figures of the Enlightment including, John Locke, François Fénelon, Baron de Montesquieu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, David Hume, Adam Smith, Alexander Hamilton, Edmund Burke, and Immanuel Kant.

Money, Morals and Markets, Professor Michael Sandel (Teaching Fellow, Fall 2018)

An interrogation of the role of money and markets in our society, and the appropriate limits to these. Topics examined include, bioethics, the environment, employment, immigration, privacy, citizenship and others, utilizing ethical frameworks developed from the thought of Jeremy Bentham, John Stuart Mill, Immanuel Kant, and Aristotle. 

Quantitative Analysis and Empirical Methods, Harvard Kennedy School (Course Assistant, Spring 2015)

Introduction to quantitative methods of analysis for public policy research.