Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon is a Senior Fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization. Her books include The Utopian Conceit and the War on Freedom, The Art of Peace: Engaging a Complex World, Soulmates: Resurrecting Eve, Why America is Such a Hard Sell: Beyond Pride and Prejudice, The Bloody Flag: Post-Communist Nationalism in Eastern Europe -- Spotlight on Romania, Notes From the Other Side of Night, and three anthologies. She has published over two hundred articles and reviews on international affairs, human rights, literature, and philosophy, and has made frequent appearances on radio and television.
Born in Romania, she emigrated with her family and arrived in the United States as a teenager. After receiving her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago, she held post-doctoral fellowships in international relations at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and at the Institute of Humane Studies. During the 1990s, she was first the Director and later the Vice President for Programs at IFES, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, where she designed, conducted, and managed projects related to a wide variety of democratization projects. She has also taught at Emory University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, American University, and the Institute of World Politics where she was Director of the Center for Culture and Security. Selected to membership in the Council on Foreign Affairs, she served on the International Advisory Board of B‘nai Brith, and is a member of the Israel Journal for Foreign Affairs Board of Advisors.
“Ironically, and contrary to so many professed good intentions, Jews do most to advance the liberal idea when they stand up to their enemies on their own behalf, and least when they assume excessive guilt in the hope of political absolution, or camouflage the defense of Jews as [...]