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Robert Reich

Courtesy Professor

reich@stanford.edu

http://robreich.stanford.edu

Biography

Rob Reich is professor of political science and, by courtesy, professor of philosophy and at the Graduate School of Education, at Stanford University. He is the director of the Center for Ethics in Society and co-director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (publisher of the Stanford Social Innovation Review), and associate director of the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. His scholarship in political theory engages with the work of social scientists and engineers. His next book is Digital Technology and Democratic Theory (edited with Helene Landemore and Lucy Bernholz, University of Chicago Press). He is the author of Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better (Princeton University Press, 2018) and Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values (edited with Chiara Cordelli and Lucy Bernholz, University of Chicago Press, 2016). He is also the author of several books on education: Bridging Liberalism and Multiculturalism in American Education (University of Chicago Press, 2002) and Education, Justice, and Democracy (edited with Danielle Allen, University of Chicago Press, 2013).

Reich is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the Walter J. Gores award, Stanford’s highest honor for teaching. He was a sixth grade teacher at Rusk Elementary School in Houston, Texas before attending graduate school. He is a board member of the magazine Boston Review, of Giving Tuesday, and at the Spencer Foundation.

Other Titles

Professor, Political Science
Professor (By courtesy), Graduate School of Education

Research Interests

Civic Education | Philosophy | Poverty and Inequality | Sociology

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Recent Publications

Reich, R. (2018). Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better. Princeton University Press.

Laitin, D. D., & Reich, R. (2017). Trust, Transparency, and Replication in Political Science. PS-POLITICAL SCIENCE & POLITICS, 50(1), 172–75.

Reich, R. (2016). Repugnant to the Whole Idea of Democracy? On the Role of Foundations in Democratic Societies. PS-POLITICAL SCIENCE & POLITICS, 49(3), 466–71.

Rob Reich in the News & Media

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