2023 Distinguished Fellows
We are proud to announce the 2023 recipients of the IHS Fellowship for the Study of Liberalism and a Free Society, which explores the ongoing relevance of liberal principles within the academy and beyond. IHS Distinguished Fellows share an exemplary record of advancing liberalism and democracy through their research and public engagement.
Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili is a Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, where she also serves as Director of the Center for Governance and Markets. Her work deals with questions of governance, security, and development from a bottom-up perspective. Her most recent book is “Land, the State, and War: Property Institutions and Political Order in Afghanistan” (Cambridge, 2021), written with Ilia Murtazashvili.
Jennifer Doleac is Associate Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University, where she studies the economics of crime and discrimination. She is President of Doleac Initiatives, a non-profit which encompasses several ventures related to criminal justice research and policy, including the Justice Tech Lab and the Criminal Justice Expert Panel. She organizes the Texas Economics of Crime Workshop (TxECW) and the Virtual Crime Economics (ViCE) seminar and also hosts Probable Causation, a podcast about law, economics, and crime.
Kate Klonick is an Associate Professor of Law at St. John’s University Law School. Her work explores the intersection of law and technology, especially the governance of online speech. In 2019, Klonick was the only scholar invited to observe the development of Facebook’s Oversight Board, the independent body that hears appeals on content from Facebook users and advises the platform about its online speech policies. Her work on related topics has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, New Yorker, New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, Slate, Lawfare, Vox, and many other publications.
Jacob T. Levy is the Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory, Chair of the Department of Political Science, and an associate member of the Department of Philosophy at McGill University. He studies questions of pluralism, liberalism, and non-ideal theory in historical and contemporary political thought. He is also the Founding Director of the Yan P. Lin Centre for the Study of Freedom and Global Orders in the Ancient and Modern Worlds at McGill and coordinates the Research Group on Constitutional Studies. His most recent book is “Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom” (Oxford, 2014).