Danielle Allen

Harvard University Professor; Author; Fmr MA Gov. Candidate

Danielle Allen is James Bryant Conant University Professor and Director of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics. A professor of political philosophy, ethics, and public policy, she is also a seasoned nonprofit leader, democracy advocate, national voice on pandemic response, distinguished author, and mom. During the height of COVID, Danielle’s leadership in rallying coalitions and building solutions resulted in the country’s first-ever Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience; her policies were adopted in federal legislation and a presidential executive order. 

A past chair of the Mellon Foundation and Pulitzer Prize Board, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Philosophical Society. She is Founder and President of Partners In Democracy and serves on the boards of the Cambridge Health Alliance, New America, and the Democracy Fund. A widely acclaimed author of several books, she writes a column on constitutional democracy for the Washington Post.