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Amy Gutmann

Former University President

Professor of Political Science, Philosophy, Education, and Communication


Ph.D. Harvard

Research Interests

  • Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Education 

Dr. Amy Gutmann’s research addresses religious freedom, equal opportunity, race and affirmative action, education, democracy, multiculturalism, and ethics and public affairs. She is an award-winning author and editor of 17 books, including Democratic Education (recognized as “the finest contribution to the literature,” “courageous,” “belongs to a liberal tradition that goes back to the birth of the Republic”), The Spirit of Compromise (“required  reading,” “excellent, much needed corrective to the contemporary political scene”), and Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America (“clear and compassionate,” “a tour de force”) with an Afterword on Pandemic Ethics for the paperback edition.