William English

Council Member

William English

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William Edward English is an assistant professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and a member of the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics. He previously served as the research director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and as a post-doctoral research associate with the Political Theory Project at Brown University. While at Harvard, he cofounded the Abigail Adams Institute, a nonprofit educational institution devoted to humanistic learning and interdisciplinary scholarship. His research has focused on the philosophy of the social sciences, traditions of ethical inquiry, and institutional change. English received a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, a Master’s from Oxford University, and a PhD in Political Science from Duke University.