Sergio Imparato teaches Political Philosophy, American Foreign Policy, and Policy Writing at Harvard University.
He is a Lecturer on Government at the Department of Government. He also serves as the Course Administrator and Head Teaching Assistant for Michael Sandel’s courses “Justice" and "Money, Markets and Morals" at Harvard Extension School.
Dr. Imparato’s research focuses on ethical dilemmas in social justice, biotechnology and entrepreneurship, the development of ideas and traditions in American foreign relations, and the ethics and politics of executive power in advanced democracies. He is the author of The Sovereign President (Pisa University Press, 2015; in Italian), a study on the ethics and politics of presidential leadership in foreign affairs. He is currently working on a book project on the "Ethics of giftedness", an analysis of the moral duties that stem from natural talent.
While at Harvard, Dr. Imparato was awarded several teaching awards and was chosen twice among the “best 12 professors at Harvard” to give a lecture at “Harvard Lectures that Last”. He is the recipient of the Harvard Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, the Harvard Certificate of Teaching Excellence, and the Dean's Commendation for Distinguished Teaching Performance.
Before joining Harvard, Dr. Imparato was a visiting graduate student at the University of Cambridge, and a parliamentary assistant stagiare at the European Parliament.