Professor of Political Science
Courtesy Appointments in Philosophy and at the Graduate School of Education
Faculty Director, Center for Ethics in Society
Faculty Co-Director, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Aspen -- Talk at the Aspen Ideas Festival
Basel -- Keynote at European Research Network on Philanthropy Conference, University of Basel
Washington, D.C -- Authors Meets Critics Panel, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting
Stockholm -- Keynote Address at Third Annual Seminar on Philanthropy, Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College
Chicago, IL -- Keynote at Good Tech Fest
May 7, 6:00PM
Chicago, IL -- Seminar Co-Op Bookstore with Chiara Cordelli and Elisabeth Clemens
Los Angeles -- UCLA Luskin Transdisciplinary Speaker Series
Montclair, NJ -- Montclair Literary Festival Main Program, speaking with Dale Russakoff
Washington, D.C -- Conversation with Jane Mayer at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Menlo Park -- Rob Reich with Larry Kramer, President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, at Kepler's Books
Los Angeles -- Keynote, Annual Meeting of the Western Conference on Tax Exempt Organizations
San Francisco -- Commonwealth Club Book Talk
Seattle -- Town Hall Seattle Discussion with Jeff Raikes, former CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Stanford -- Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society Book Launch
Los Angeles -- Upswell Conference Discussion with Paul Brest and David Callahan
London, UK -- Public Lecture , London School of Economics
Digital Technology and Democratic Theory (manuscript in preparation, co-edited with Hélène Landemore and Lucy Bernholz).
Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better (Princeton University Press, 2018).
Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values (with Cordelli and Bernholz, eds., University of Chicago Press, 2016).
“Trust, Transparency, and Replication in Political Science,” with David Laitin, PS: Political Science and Politics. Jan 2017: 172-175.
“Repugnant to the Whole Idea of Democracy? On the Role of Foundations in Democratic Societies,” PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 49, July 2016.
“Philanthropy and Intergenerational Justice,” co-author with Chiara Cordelli, in Institutions for Future Generations, Axel Gosseries and Iñigo González, eds., Oxford University Press (2016).
“Can Charitable Compensation Diminish Complicity?” Yale Human Rights & Development Journal, Vol. XVII 2014: 113-119.
“Gift Giving and Philanthropy in Market Democracy,” Critical Review Vol. 26, Nos. 3-4, 2014.
Not Very Giving, op-ed in New York Times, Sept. 5, 2013
“Equality, Adequacy, and K-12 Education,” in Education, Justice, and Democracy, Danielle Allen and Rob Reich, eds., University of Chicago Press, 2013.
“What are Foundations For?” Boston Review, March/April 2013. A Boston Review forum discussion, with responses by Stanley Katz, Paul Brest, Larry Kramer, Diane Ravitch, Christopher J. Coyne, Deborah Fung, Rick Cohen, Scott Nielsen, Tyler Cowen, Seana Shiffrin, Pablo Eisenberg, Robert K. Ross, Eric Beerbohm, Gara LaMarche, and Emma Saunders-Hastings
Education, Justice, and Democracy, Danielle Allen and Rob Reich, eds., University of Chicago Press 2013
(Awarded 2013 PROSE Award for the best book in education).