Honorary Fellows

Maurizio Ferraris

An Italian philosopher and scholar, a Full Professor at Department of Literature and Philosophy, University of Turin, where he also runs the CTAO (Inter-University Centre for Theoretical and Applied Ontology) and the LabOnt (Laboratory for Ontology). One of the leading figures of the Italian philosophical current named new realism and author of Manifesto of New Realism. Author on numerous articles in the cultural section of La Repubblica and winner of many philosophical awards, including Ringrose Prize awarded by Berkeley University. His main areas of expertise are hermeneutics, aesthetics and ontology.

Peter Eisenman

An American architect whose professional work is often referred to as formalist, deconstructive, late avant-garde or high modernist. Eisenman currently teaches theory seminars and advanced design studios at the Yale School of Architecture. He is Professor Emeritus at the Cooper Union School of Architecture, and he formerly taught at Cambridge University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and the Ohio State University. Eisenman has embarked on a larger series of building projects in his career, including the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin and the new University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. His largest project to date is the City of Culture of Galicia in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Michael Walzer

A prominent American political philosopher, polemicist and public intellectual. He is a professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey and co-editor of an intellectual magazine Dissent, as well as contributing editor to The New Republic. He has written 27 books and published over 300 articles, essays, and book reviews on a wide range of topics, many in political ethics, including just and unjust wars, nationalism, ethnicity, Zionism, economic justice, social criticism, radicalism, tolerance, and political obligation.

Libby Morris

The Zell Miller distinguished professor of higher education and director of the Institute of Higher Education, Professor Morris’ teaching and research interests include evaluation and assessment, faculty development, academic programs, and online education. In recognition of her work, she has received awards for excellence in teaching and in public service. In 2005, she was invited into membership in the UGA Teaching Academy. Serving as program director for the Georgia College Advising Corp, an affiliate of the National College Advising Corps, which places recent college graduates in high schools to assist underserved students with the college search, financial aid, and application process, Libby Morris also leads the Institute’s Faculty Development in Georgia program.