Joshua Cherniss

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow
(Georgetown University)
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Joshua Cherniss is an Assistant Professor of Government at Georgetown University. His teaching and research centers on political ethics, with a particular focus on the moral problems of violence and ruthlessness; liberal political theory and its history; and the history of political thought in the twentieth century. He published A Mind and its Time: The Development of Isaiah Berlin's Political Thought (Oxford University Press, 2013), as well as several articles and book chapters on the political and ethical ideas of Berlin, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Max Weber. He is currently working on a book examining the challenges to and defense of liberalism as a political-ethical outlook in the twentieth century. He holds a D.Phil in history from Oxford and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard.