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Danielle Allen and W. B. Allen Share Thoughts on the American Experiment

Conversation with Father-Daughter Duo of Political Scholars

Harvard professor Danielle Allen and her father, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Michigan State University, W. B. Allen visited Wheatley Institute to sit down with director Paul Edwards. The trio discussed a wide range of topics including what growing up in the Allen home was like, the state of democracy, and agency.

You can watch a recording of the full conversation here.

Danielle and W. B. Allen Conversation Highlights

Danielle Allen is the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University where she also directs the Safra Center for Ethics. Her work focuses on political philosophy, ethics, and public policy. Professor Allen, a former Marshall Scholar and MacArthur Foundation Fellow, has chaired the Pulitzer Prize board and the Mellon Foundation Board. She is a distinguished author and columnist.

W. B. Allen is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Michigan State University where he taught political philosophy, American government, and jurisprudence. A nationally recognized expert on George Washington and the American Founding, Professor Allen has served on numerous boards and commissions including the National Council on the Humanities and as chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.