Jacob T. Levy is Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory, Professor of Political Science, associated faculty in the Department of Philosophy, coordinator of the Research and founding director of the Yan P. Lin Centre for the Study of Freedom and Global Orders in the Ancient and Modern Worlds at McGill University.

He is the author of The Multiculturalism of Fear (OUP 2000) and Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom (OUP 2015) (discussed here) , and editor or coeditor of Colonialism and Its Legacies, Nomos LV: Federalism and Subsidiarity, and the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Classics in Contemporary Political Theory. He is the incoming field editor for political theory of The Journal of Politics. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University, an M.A. and Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University, and an LL.M. from the University of Chicago Law School. His academic writing includes, most recently, “Political Libertarianism,” in The Cambridge Handbook of Classical Liberal Thought. Levy is an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Niskanen Center. His writing on contemporary questions has been published in Foreign Policy, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, Salon, The Australian, Slate (France), The Chronicle of Higher Education, Reason, The Boston Review, and The New Republic online.

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