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Paolo Sylos Labini
Paolo Sylos Labini is professor of economics in the department of statistics in the University of Rome. He is the author of Trade Unions, Inflation, and Productivity (1974).
Marguerite La Caze
Marguerite La Caze is an associate professor in philosophy at the University of Queensland. She has authored or edited seven books, including Ethical Restoration after Communal Violence: The Grieving and the Unrepentant (2018), Phenomenology and Forgiveness (2018), Contemporary Perspectives on Vladimir Jankélévitch (2019), and Truth in Visual Media (2021).
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Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe teaches in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Strasbourg and is codirector of the Centre de Recerches Philosophiques sur le Politique at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris. His most recent book is Le Sujet de la philosophie (1979).
David Laibman is associate professor of economics at Brooklyn College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York.
George Lakoff is professor of linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently working on The Moral Agenda: What Conservatives Know That Liberals Don't about Morality, the Family, and Politics.
Sanford Lakoff is research professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. He recently contributed "Between Either/Or and More or Less: Sovereignty versus Autonomy Union Federalism to Publius, The Journal of Federalism (Winter 1994).
Martin Landau is professor of political science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He is currently working on methodological problems in political science.
Carl Landauer is emeritus professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent books are Die Sozialdemokratie (1972) and Die linksradikale Romantik (1975).
Werner S. Landecker
Werner S. Landecker, who did his graduate work at the University of Berlin and the University of Michigan, is associate professor of sociology at the latter institution. He has written numerous articles, and is co-author of Principles of Sociology.
Charles Landesman, professor of philosophy at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, wrote Discourse and Its Presuppositions (1972).
Chris Landsberg is a political scientist and the director of the Centre of Policy Studies in South Africa. He has written and lectured widely on South Africa’s foreign policy and the international relations of South Africa and Africa, with a specific focus on democratic governance and peace. He coedited From Cape to Congo: Southern Africa’s Emerging Security Challenges.
Jacob W. Landynski
Jacob W. Landynski is professor of political science in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. His most recent book is Fundamental Rights and Public Policy in the New Supreme Court (1982).
Neal Lane is Malcolm Gillis university professor at Rice University. He also holds appointments as senior fellow of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy and in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Tomila Lankina is a senior research fellow at De Montfort University's Local Governance Research Unit.
G. Lanteri-Laura, psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry at the University of Strasbourg, has written extensively on pathological language in psychiatry. He has just published Histoire de la Phrenologie.
Joseph LaPalombara is Wolfers professor of political science at Yale University. He recently published "International Firms and National Governments: Some Dilemmas" in the Washington Quarterly (Spring 1994).
Father Michael Lapsley, SSM, is the director of the Institute for Healing of Memories in South Africa. He was the GTECH visiting professor in democracy at The New School in the spring of 1998 and is the author of Neutrality or Co-option? (Mambo Press, Zimbabwe).
Thomas W. Laqueur
Thomas Walter Laqueur is Helen Fawcett professor of history at the University of California. His writings about the dead include “The Dead Body and Human Rights” in The Body (Eds. Sweeny and Hodder, 2002). He is currently completing a book to be titled The Work of the Dead.
Walter Laqueur is director of the Institute of Contemporary History in London and chairman of the Research Council at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University.
David LaRocca studied philosophy, film, rhetoric, and religion at Buffalo, Berkeley, Vanderbilt, and Harvard. He is the author or contributing editor of more than a dozen books, including The Philosophy of Documentary Film, and the author of more than 100 articles, chapters, and reviews. Currently Associate Editor at the journal Philosophical Investigations and on the Advisory Board at Conversations: The Journal of Cavellian Studies, he has held visiting research or teaching positions at Binghamton, Cornell, Cortland, Harvard, Ithaca College, the School of Visual Arts, and Vanderbilt.
Mark Larrimore is associate professor and director of the Program in Religious Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts. Editor of The Problem of Evil (2001) and The German Invention of Race (with Eigen, 2006), his The Book of Job: A Biography is forthcoming.
Simone Lässig is director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC, and professor of history at the University of Braunschweig. She is at work on a study of Jewish “self improvement” in nineteenth-century Germany.
Harold D. Lasswell
Harold D. Lasswell (1902-1978) was a political scientist who brought psychology and psychoanalysis to bear on his work in behavioral political science. He taught or researched at such institutions as the University of Chicago, United States Library of Congress, Yale University, and City University of New York. His books include World Politics and Personal Insecurity (1935), Psychopathology and Politics (1930), and Power and Personality (1948).
Pierre Laszlo is a professor of chemistry at the École polytechnique in France and the Université de Liège ar Sart-Tilman in Belgium. His publications include, most recently, Le Trésor, dictionnaire des sciences (1997). He also writes critical essays in literature and teaches French literature.
Terra Lawson-Remer is fellow for civil society, markets, and democracy at the Council on Foreign Relations, assistant professor of International Affairs at The New School, where she serves as chair of the university's advisory committee on investor responsibility, and a Harvard Law School fellow.
Richard S. Lazarus
Richard Lazarus is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. His publications include Stress and Emotion: A New Synthesis (1999) and Emotion and Adaptation (1991).
Anthropologist Tess Lea focuses on ongoing dispossessive tactics through policy-enabled settler extractivism. She is the author of Wild Policy: Indigeneity and the Unruly Logics of Intervention (2020).
Sir Edmund Leach
Sir Edmund Leach is provost of King's College, Cambridge. He is the author, among other works, of Claude Levi-Strauss (1970).
Eleanor Leacock is professor of anthropology at City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. With Nancy Lurie she edited North American Indians in Historical Perspective (1971).
David E. Leary
David E. Leary is the dean of arts and sciences at the University of Richmond. He is the co-editor (with Sigmund Koch) of A Century of Psychology as Science (1992).
Diana Leat is a visiting professor at Cass Business School London. Her most recent publication, Private Battles, examines the role of the Rockefeller Foundation in Europe during World War II.
Hugues Leclercq, director of the Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales, Lovanium University, Republic of the Congo, is making a study of fiscal and monetary policy in the Congo.
Alena Ledeneva is professor of politics and society at the University College London. Her publications include Can Russia Modernize? Sistema, Power Networks and Informal Governance (2013), How Russia Really Works (2006), and Russia’s Economy of Favours (1998).
Joshua Lederberg is Sackler Foundation scholar and president emeritus at the Rockefeller University, New York.
Emil Lederer (1882–1939), a Bohemian-born German economist and sociologist, was forced out of his position at Humboldt University of Berlin in 1933 for being Jewish. Having fled the country, he helped Alvin Johnson create the University in Exile, which became the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science at the New School, and served as its first dean and as a professor until his death in 1939. His books include Technical Progress and Unemployment: An Inquiry into the Obstacles to Economic Expansion (1931) and State of the Masses: The Threat of the Classless Society (1939).
Walther Lederer (1882–1939) was assistant at the Institut für Sozial und Staatswissenschaften of the University of Heidelberg, working under Jacob Marschak. He was a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo in Japan from 1923 to 1925. Among his many contributions to the field of economics include his book Japan in Transition (with Emy Lederer-Seidlar, 1938).
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Michele Le Doueff
Michèle Le Doeuff teaches philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure at Fontenay. He is the author of L'Imaginaire philosophique (1980).
Joseph LeDoux is Henry and Lucy Moses professor of science and professor of neural science and psychology at New York University. He is the author of The Synaptic Self (2002) and The Emotional Brain (1996).
Benjamin Lee is university professor of anthropology and philosophy and senior vice president for international affairs at The New School. From 2006 to 2008, he served as its provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. He is also currently the New School's international programs and partnerships with a special focus on East Asia, and continues his research on culture(s) of finance and the semiotics of subjectivity.
Erika Lee is is Regents Professor of History and Asian American Studies, and director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of four award-winning books, including America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in America (2019), which was recently re-published with a new epilogue on xenophobia and racism during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Morton Leeds' doctoral dissertation was a study of the AFL in national politics. He also published a number of articles in the field of psychology.
Claude Lefort is at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in France.
Ted Leggett has been researching crime and justice issues in South Africa for most of the last decade, first in the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and then at the Institute for Security Studies. His interests include ethnographic work in crime and policing, and highly localized crime analysis. He is the author of Rainbow Vice: The Drugs and Sex Industries in the New South Africa (2001).
Claus Leggewie is director of the Center for Media and Interactivity at Giessen University, Germany, where he teaches political science. His publications include Ein Ort, an den man gerne geht. Das Holocaust-Mahnmal und die deutsche Geschichtspolitik nach 1989 [A place one wants to go: The Holocaust memorial and German politics of history after 1989] (with Meyer, 2005).
Julian Le Grand
Julian Le Grand is the Richard Titmuss professor of social policy at the London School of Economics. His most recent book is Motivation, Agency, and Public Policy: Of Knights and Knaves, Pawns and Queens (2003).
Fritz Lehmann was assistant and lecturer in banking at the University of Frankfurt am.
Harvey Leibenstein is professor of economics and population at Harvard University. His most recent book is General X-Efficiency Theory and Economic Development (1978).
Martine Leibovici is a member of the faculty at the Université Paris 7-Denis Diderot Centre de Sociologie des Pratiques et des Représentations Politiques. She is the author of Hannah Arendt et la tradition juive: le judaïsme à l'preuve de la secularisation (2003) and Hannah Arendt, une Juive: experience, politique et histoire (1998).
Christina Leijonhufvud is managing partner of Tideline Advisors, a boutique impact investment consulting firm. She advises clients on strategies to align their capital with their social and environmental goals. Her published work focuses on both failures in the capital markets and the potential of impact investments.
Edmund Leites is professor of philosophy at Queens College of the City University of New York. He is currently working on Reflections of a Child of a Heidelberg Emigre: Can the Lost Germany Be Recovered?
Michael Leja teaches history of art and is director of the Visual Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Looking Askance: Skepticism and American Art from Bakins to Duchamp (2003) and Reframing Abstract Expressionism: Subjectivity and Painting in the 1940s (1993).
Robert Lekachman, chairman of the Department of Economics of Barnard College, has written A History of Economic Ideas and edited several books on economics. He is at present preparing a study, "Keynes and the American Experience."
Nicholas Lemann teaches at Columbia Journalism School, where he is dean emeritus, and is a staff writer for the New Yorker. His most recent book is Transaction Man (2019).
Gertrud Lenzer is associate professor of sociology at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She was coeditor of Sociology and Religion (1969) and editor of Auguste Comte and Positivism (1975).
William M. LeoGrande
William M. LeoGrande, professor of government in the School of Public Affairs at American University, is the author of Our Own Backyard: The United States in Central America, 1977–1992 (2000) and coauthor of Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana (2014, 2015).
M. Rainer Lepsius
M. Rainer Lepsius is professor of sociology in the Institute of Sociology at the University of Heidelberg. He is currently editing the collected works and letters of Max Weber.
Abba P. Lerner
Abba P. Lerner is distinguished professor of economics at Florida State University and coauthor of "MAP" - A Market Mechanism Anti-inflation Plan (1980).
Lawrence Lessig is professor of law at Stanford Law School. His publications include The Future of Ideas (2001) and Code And Other Laws of Cyberspace (1999) as well as articles on cyberspace regulation.
Brian P. Levack
The John E. Green Regents professor in history at the University of Texas at Austin, Brian P. Levack is the author of Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe (2006) and editor of the Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America (2013).
Annabelle Lever is assistant professor of political science at the University of Rochester. Her book, A Democratic Conception of Privacy, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press, and her article, "The Politics of Paradox: A Response to Wendy Brown" appeared in Constellations (June 2000). Her current work involves the ethics of patenting human genes.
Isaac Levi is John Dewey professor of philosophy emeritus at Columbia University where he taught from 1970 until 2003. He is author of eight books, the most recent of which is Mild Contractions (Oxford University Press 2004), and many articles on the rational conduct of scientific and value inquiry.
Margaret Levi professor of political science at the University of Washington, is the author of Of Rule and Revenue (1988).
Gail Levin is distinguished professor of art history, American studies, and women’s studies at the City University of New York. She is the acknowledged authority on Edward Hopper, author of his catalogue raisonné, his biography, and other publications.
Michael E. Levin
Michael E. Levin, assistant professor of Philosophy, City College of New York, is the author of several articles, including Fine, Mathematics and Theory Change, and On Explanation in Archaeology.
Donald N. Levine
Donald N. Levine is Peter B. Ritzma professor at the University of Chicago. He recently published Visions of the Sociological Tradition (1995).
Robert V. Levine is professor of psychology and associate dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University, Fresno. His book, A Geography of Time (1997), was awarded the Otto Klineberg Intercultural and International Relations Award. Levine’s most recent book is The Power of Persuasion: How We're Bought and Sold (2003).
Sanford Levinson is the W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood Jr. centennial chair in law at the University of Texas Law School and professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin. His most recent book is Our Undemocratic Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It) (2006).
Beryl Harold Levy
Beryl Harold Levy, an attorney, is lecturer in Law at Columbia University, and also director of Division of Policy and Inquiry in the New York City Department Labor.
Daniel Levy is a professor of sociology at Stony Brook University and a political sociologist. His interests revolve around the global transformations of social, political-cultural phenomenon and the attendant academic concepts to study them.
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Allan Lewis is director of the Shakespeare Institute and Littlefield professor of Shakespearean studies at the University of Bridgeport. He has written The Contemporary Theatre and American Plays and Playwrights of the Contemporary Theatre, and is currently preparing a monograph, Shakespeare Today.
Michael Lewis is university distinguished professor of pediatrics and psychiatry, director of the Institute for the Study of Child Development at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and professor of psychology at Rutgers University.
Oscar Lewis, professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois, has spent about four years in field research in Mexico. His most recent work, Five Families of Mexico, which he calls "Case Studies in the Anthropology of Poverty" is to be published shortly by Basic Books.
Paul Leyhausen, director of research, Wuppertal Study Group of the Max-Planck-Institut fur Verhaltensphysiologie, is author of Verhaltensstudien an Katzen and Antriebe tierischen und menschlichen Verhaltens. He is now conducting research on the evolution of motivation systems in mammals and man.
Eric Lichtblau, is author of Bush’s Law: The Remaking of American Justice (2008) and writer for the New York Times. He won a 2006 Pulitzer Prize for breaking the story of the National Security Agency’s wiretapping program.
Robert Lichter is a senior research fellow at the Institute on International Change at Columbia University. With Stanley Rothman he wrote Radical Christians, Radical Jews, which will be published in 1979.
George Lichtheim, whose latest book is The New Europe: Today and Tomorrow has written many articles concentrating on political sociology and contemporary history.
Richard Lichtman is a staff member of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, and lecturer at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is completing a monograph entitled Liberalism and Social Welfare.
Alicia F. Lieberman
Alicia F. Lieberman is a research psychologist at the Mental Health Center of the National Institute of Mental Health, Adelphi, Maryland.
Samuel S. Lieberman
Samuel S. Lieberman is a staff associate at the Center for Policy Studies of the Population Council.
Jonathan Lieberson is a fellow at the Center for Policy Studies of the Population Council and visiting professor of philosophy at Barnard College.
Burkhard Liebsch teaches philosophy at the University of Bochum. His recent publications include Unaufhebbare Gewalt: Umrisse einer Anti-Geschichte des Politischen (2015) and In der Zwischenzeit. Spielräume menschlicher Generativität (2016).
Reid Lifset is associate director of the Program on Solid Waste Policy at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and editor of the Journal of Industrial Ecology. His publications include "Take It Back: Extended Producer Responsibility as a Form of Incentive-based Environmental Policy" (Journal of Resource Management and Technology 21:4, 1993)
Robert Lilienfeld is assistant professor of sociology at the City College of the City University of New York. With Joseph Bensman he wrote Craft and Consciousness (1973).
George Liska is professor of political science at the Johns Hopkins University and its School of Advanced International Studies. His most recent book is Russia and World Order (1980).
Daniel Little is professor of philosophy and associate dean of the faculty at Colgate University. His most recent book is Varieties of Social Explanation (1991).
Michael Littleford is associate professor in foundations of education at Auburn University.
Jasmine E. Livingston
Jasmine E. Livingston’s main research interests lie among environmental governance, science and technology studies, and environmental science, with a particular focus on the role that science-policy interactions play in the shaping of objects of governance and scientific assessment. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University.
Alain Locke (1885–1954) was an African American scholar who graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1907. Locke earned his 4 year degree in 3 years and won the prestigious Bowdoin Prize for an essay in English. He was the first African American Rhodes Scholar. After graduating Oxford in 1910 with a B.A. in literature, Locke went on to study philosophy at the University of Berlin for a year. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Howard University where he was a professor until he retired in 1953. He was a visiting professor at the New School for Social Research in 1948. His many writings include The New Negro: An Interpretation (1925) and The Negro in America (1933).
Dietrich Andre Loeber
Dietrich Andre Loeber, member of the Bar of the City of Hamburg and research fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law in that city, is editor of the journal Osteuropa?Recht. Though he received his doctorate at Marburg University, he also did graduate work at Columbia, in New York (1953).
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Christine Loh served as a legislative councilor in Hong Kong from 1992-2000, contributing significantly to the advancement of issues such as gender equality and environmental protection. As founder and chief executive of the independent think tank Civic Exchange, she continues to promote civic education and public policy studies in Hong Kong.
Christopher London is assistant professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School. He is a specialist in the analysis and organization of social change initiatives, especially with regard to citizen engagement in planning and development.
Norton E. Long
Norton E. Long is James Gordon professor of community government, Brandeis University. He published The Polity in 1961, and is at present investigating federally sponsored programs to combat juvenile delinquency.
Felix Lopez is a researcher at the Institute of Applied Economic Research, a member of the Interdisciplinary Research Network on Inequality, and a professor at the Brazilian Institute of Development and Research.
Lewis L. Lorwin
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Richard Lourie is a fellow of the Society for the Humanities, Cornell University. His Letters to the Future: A Study of Sinyavsky/Tertz will be published this fall.
Adolph Lowe (1893–1995) was professor of economics from 1941 and is now professor emeritus at the Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research. Among his works are On Economic Knowledge: Toward a Science of Political Economics and The Path of Economic Growth.
Richard Lowenthal, professor emeritus of international relations at the Free University of Berlin, is presently a fellow of the National Humanities Center in North Carolina. His books include World Communism: The Disintegration of a Secular Faith (1964).
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David Luban is associate professor in the University of Maryland School of Law and Research Scholar at the Center for Philosophy and Public Policy. His Lawyers and Justice: An Ethical Study will be published this year.
Fatos Lubonja editor-in-chief of Perpjekja [Endeavor] in Albania, is the author of four books, including Ne Vitin e Shtatembedhjete ([In the Seventeenth Year], 1994), a diary of his seventeenth year in prison, and the winner of a 1997 award from Human Rights Watch for his work as a human rights activist.
Roy Lubove is instructor in the Department of History at Harvard. He has written for scholarly journals on various aspects of housing reform, and is at present preparing a monograph on the development of professionalism in social work.
Thomas Luckmann, who received his doctorate under the Graduate Faculty of the New School, is now assistant professor and chairman of the Department of anthropology and sociology at Hobart College.
Peter Christian Ludz
Peter Christian Ludz (1931-1979) taught at the universities of Berlin, Bielefeld, and Munich. His books include The German Democratic Republic from the Sixties to the Seventies (1970).
Ursula Ludz, a sociologist in Munich, is the editor of several German works by Hannah Arendt and a translator. Her latest book publication is the two-volume Hannah Arendt, Denktagebuch (with Nordmann, 2002), and her most recent translation (2005) is Hannah Arendt, Uber das Bose (Arendt’s 1965 lecture course on moral philosophy).
Niklas Luhmann is professor of sociology at the University of Biefeld. He wrote Soziologische Aufklarung (2 vols., 1970-75) and Macht (1975).
Timothy W. Luke
Timothy W. Luke is assistant professor of political science at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is currently working on a book entitled Departures from Marx: Constructing a Critique of the Information Revolution.
Steven Lukes, recently retired as professor of sociology at New York University, is the author of numerous books and articles on social and political theory, the philosophy of the social sciences, moral relativism, and Marxism. His books include Emile Durkheim: His Life and Work; Power: A Radical View; and the satirical novel The Curious Enlightenment of Professor Caritat.
Fyodor Lukyanov is the editor-in-chief of the Moscow-based Russia in Global Affairs, the foremost journal of Russia’s perspective on global economic and social issues.
Arthur Lupia is the Hal R. Varian professor of political science at the University of Michigan and its Institute for Social Research. He examines how 760 social research people learn about politics and how to improve science communication. His books include Uninformed: Why People Know so Little about Politics and What We Can Do about It.
Stanford M. Lyman is professor of sociology and Asian Studies in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. His books include The Seven Deadly Sins: Society and Evil (1978).