• Bio:

    John R. Wallach is Professor of Political Science at Hunter College & The Graduate Center of The City University of New York and, currently, President of the Hunter College Faculty Delegate Assembly. He co-edited Athenian Political Thought and the Reconstruction of American Democracy (Cornell University Press, 1994) and is the sole author of The Platonic Political Art: A Study of Critical Reason and Democracy (Penn State Press, 2001). His most recent book is Democracy and Goodness: A Historicist Political Theory (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press, 2018). He also is a co-founder of the Hunter College Human Rights Program and was Director of the NEH Summer Institute: “Human Rights in Conflict: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.” He received his Ph.D. in Politics (Program in Political Philosophy) from Princeton University.

  • Recent Publications:
    • “Deconstructing the Ancients/Moderns Trope: Historical Reception in Political Theory,” Polis, Vol. 33., No. 2 (2016), 265-290
    • “After Virtue, by Alasdair MacIntyre,” in Jacob Levy, ed. Oxford Handbook of Classics in Contemporary Political Thought (Oxford, 2016)
  • Research Areas: Democratic Theory, History of Western Political Thought, Political Interpretation, Political Theory of Human Rights