Danielle Allen, James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University and Director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, has announced that she is exploring a run for governor of Massachusetts.
She made the announcement in a Tweet this afternoon:
It’s time to lay a new and fair foundation for #OurCommonwealth. With the right infrastructure beneath our feet, we can create a brighter future together. That’s why I’m exploring a run for Governor of Massachusetts.#mapoli #MAGov2022 https://t.co/LytIIFq0Hx
— Danielle Allen (@dsallentess) December 14, 2020
Dr. Allen, who has a Ph.D. in government and a Ph.D. Classics, has been at Harvard since 2015. Prior to that, she held appointments at the Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Chicago. She is the author of many works, including the books Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown vs. the Board of Education, Why Plato Wrote, Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, and Education and Equality.
She is also the principal investigator for the Democratic Knowledge Project, which “seeks to identify, strengthen, and disseminate the bodies of knowledge, skills, and capacities that democratic citizens need in order to succeed at operating their democracy.” You can learn more about Dr. Allen’s research here.
And you can learn more about her possible campaign here.