Stephen Macedo

Stephen Macedo

Stephen Macedo is the Director for the Center for Human Values at Princeton University and is also the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics.


Macedo has taught at Harvard University and at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He earned his B.A. at the College of William and Mary, Masters degrees at the London School of Economics and Oxford University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Princeton University.

He writes and teaches on political theory, ethics, American constitutionalism, and public policy, with an emphasis on liberalism, justice, and the roles of schools, civil society, and public policy in promoting citizenship. He served as founding director of Princeton’s Program in Law and Public Affairs (1999-2001). He recently served as vice president of the American Political Science Association and Chair of its first standing committee on Civic Education and Engagement, and in this capacity he is principal co-author of "Democracy at Risk: Public Policy and the Renewal of American Citizenship".


*"Diversity and Distrust: Civic Education in a Multicultural Democracy" (2000)
*"Liberal Virtues: Citizenship, Virtue, and Community in Liberal Constitutionalism" (1990).
*"American Constitutional Interpretation", 3rd edition, (with W. F. Murphy, J. E. Fleming, and S. A. Barber).
*"Educating Citizens: International Perspectives on Civic Values and School Choice" (edited) (2004)
*"Universal Jurisdiction: International Courts and the Prosecution of Serious Crimes Under International Law" (edited) (2004).

External links

* [ Princeton University Center for Human Values]
* [ Macedo's Curriculum Vitae]
* [ Macedo's biography on Princeton's Politics department page]

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