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).
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).
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.'
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 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.
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 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.
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 (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.
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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.
Claude Lefort is at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in France.
Marx: From One Vision of History to Another, Vol. 45 No. 4 (Winter 1978)
Thinking With and Against Hannah Arendt, Vol. 69 No. 2 (Summer 2002)
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).
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.'
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, 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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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, author of Bush’s Law: The Remaking of American Justice (2008), 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.
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.
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)
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, 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).
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 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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.