Authors Christine and Frido Mann build on their family legacies as well as on the work of writer Thomas Mann and physicist Werner Heisenberg to illuminate the relationship between the humanities and the sciences and to bring their fight for democracy to Dartmouth, America, and the world.
George Yancy is an American philosopher and public intellectual. He is the author, editor and co-editor of over 20 books. Some of his books include Black Bodies, White Gazes: The Continuing Significance of Race in America, Look, A White! Philosophical Essays on Whiteness, On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis, and Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly about Racism in America.
Jake Sullivan was the top policy adviser for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Prior to that, he served as National Security Advisor to Vice President Joe Biden and Director of Policy Planning at the State Department under Secretary Hillary Clinton, a job he took at 34 years of age. Among his diplomatic achievements were the opening to Iran that led to the negotiation of the Iran nuclear pact. He is widely considered one of the foremost analysts of international affairs today.
Cornel West is professor of philosophy with a focus on American Pragmatism and Religion and a faculty of member of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University. He is also Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. Known also as a proactive public intellectual who frequently appeared on television shows such as the Bill Maher show, CNN, C-Span and Democracy Now, West is one of the most outspoken public intellectuals in the US.
The Montgomery Fellows Program has reached out across the disciplines and beyond academic life, installing on campus playwrights and film directors, novelists, musicians scientists, politicians, and journalists.