Alan W. Patten
Professor of Politics; Acting Director, University Center for Human Values
He is the author of Hegel's Idea of Freedom (Oxford, 1999), which won the APSA First Book Prize in Political Theory and the C.B. Macpherson Prize awarded by the Canadian Political Science Association. He is the co-editor, with Will Kymlicka, of Language Rights and Political Theory (Oxford, 2003). His articles include "Political Theory and Language Policy," Political Theory (2001), "Democratic Secession from a Multinational State," Ethics (2002), "Liberal Neutrality and Language Policy," Philosophy & Public Affairs (2003), and "Humanist Roots of Linguistic Nationalism," History of Political Thought (2006). He is currently writing a book on political theory and language politics and he has a longer term project underway on nationalism and the history of political thought. Professor Patten is currently serving as Chair of the Fund for Canadian Studies at Princeton.