William F. Podlich Distinguished Fellows

Academic Year 2016-2017

Bruce Hoffman

Professor, Director of the Center for Security Studies, and Director of the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

John Prendergast

Human rights activist and author; former Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council; Founding Director of the Enough Project.


Academic Year 2015-2016

Amos Guiora

Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah.

John Prendergast

Human rights activist and author; former Director for African Affairs at the National Security Council; Founding Director of the Enough Project.


Academic Year 2014-2015

Mary Weatherford

Artist in residence at Claremont McKenna College.

August Kleinzahler

Poet and essayist. Recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and the Berlin Prize.


Academic Year 2013-2014

William Deresiewicz

Contributing Writer, The Nation; Contributing Editor, The New Republic; Contributing Editor, The American Scholar.

August Kleinzahler

Poet and essayist. Recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and the Berlin Prize.

Mary Gaitskill

Writer In Residence at Hobart and William Smith College.

Daniel Mendelsohn

Professor of Humanities at Bard College. Recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Volker Stanzel

Former German ambassador to Japan.

Mary Weatherford

Artist in residence at Claremont McKenna College.


Academic Year 2012-2013 (no visitors)


Academic Year 2011-2012

Richard N. Boyd

Susan Linn Sage Professor Philosophy and Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University.

Ian Frazier

Writer, The New Yorker and Author of; Great Plains, Family, and On the Rez.


Academic Year 2010-2011

Matthew Crawford

Fellow at University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture; New York Times-bestselling author of Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of work (2009).

Charles W. Calomiris

Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and Professor at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Rohini Somanathan

Professor of economics at Delhi School of Economics; Executive Committee of the International Economic Association; editorial board of the Journal of Demographic Economics.


Academic Year 2009-2010

Abdourahman Waberi

Novelist, journalist, essayist, poet. Recipient of the Grand Prix Littéraire de l’Afrique noire (1996), the Prix biennal “Mandat pour la liberté” (PEN CLUB France, 1998), and the Prix Albert Bernard 1994 of the Académie des Sciences d’Outre-mer de Paris (1994) awards.

Angus S. Fletcher

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature, Graduate School of the City University of New York; Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Herbert H. Lehman College; Co-Editor, Shakespearean International Yearbook


Academic Year 2008-2009

Leonard V. Smith

Frederick B. Artz Professor of History, Oberlin College; Author of: The Embattled Self: French Soldiers’ Testimony of the Great War.

Pierre Hassner

Research Director Emeritus, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches en Internationales, Paris.


Academic Year 2007-2008

Daniel C. Kurtzer

Lecturer in Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor in Middle East Policy studies; Commissioner, Israel Baseball League; former Ambassador to Israel and Egypt.

William B. Quandt

Professor of Politics, University of Virginia; Former Senior Staff Member, National Security Council; Former Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; Honorary Woodrow Wilson Fellow.


Academic Year 2006-2007

Jerry Fowler

Staff director, the Committee on Conscience, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.


Academic Year 2005-2006 (no visitors)


Academic year 2004-2005

Joanna Zach-Ronda

Professor of International Polish Studies, Jagiellonian University in Krakow.

Adam Michnik

Author; editor-in-chief of Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland's largest newspaper; one of the primary leaders of the Solidarity Movement.


Academic Year 2003-2004

William A. Darity, Jr.

Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Economics, UNC-Chapel Hill; Research Professor of Public Policy Studies, African and African American Studies and Economics, Duke University.

Lee J. Alston

Professor of Economics, University of Colorado-Boulder; Professor of Economics, Political Science and Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Academic Year 2002-2003

Michael Berenbaum, Ph.D.

Conceptualized the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C. and now serves as president and CEO of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation.


Academic Year 2001-2002

Leszek Kolakowski

Philosopher and historian, recipient of the MacArthur Prize.


Academic Year 2000-2001

Michael Ghiselin

MacArthur Prize recipient and senior research fellow, California Academy of Science.

David Hull

Dressler Professor of Philosophy, Northwestern University.

Richard Lewontin

Alexander Agassiz Research Professor of Biology, Harvard University.

Dame Gillian Beer

King Edward VII Professor of English, Cambridge University, author, and former chair of the Booker Prize Committee.


Academic Year 1999-2000

Alan Wolfe

Author and Professor of Political Science, Boston College.

Nelson Polsby

Professor of Political Science, University of California-Berkeley.

Ernesto Cortez

Recipient of the MacArthur Prize; Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) and Communities Organized for Public Service (COPS).

John Lewis Gaddis

Author and Professor of History, Yale University.


Academic Year 1998-1999

David McCullough

Historian and bestselling author; two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

Sir Michael Howard

Former professor of history at Oxford and Yale; dean of Britain's military historians.

James M. McPherson

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Professor Emeritus of American History, Princeton University.

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