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Alan J. Ryan

Visiting Scholar, Department of Politics, James Madison Program and the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
D.Litt., Oxford University, 1993
M.A., Oxford University, 1967
B.A., Oxford University, 1962

Alan Ryan, the forrner warden of New College at the University of Oxford, teaches the short course Rights, Bills of Rights, Constitutions: The Americanization of Britain? Ryan was professor of politics at Princeton University from 1988-96, and was a fellow and tutor in politics at New College from 1969-88. Alan is currently a visiting scholar in the Department of Politics, James Madison Program and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University.

Ryan has written and edited several books on John Stuart Mill, theories of property and the philosophy of the social sciences. His most recent books are John Dewey and the High Tide of American Liberalism (1995) and Liberal Anxieties and Liberal Education (1998). Ryan has also taught at the University of Keele and the University of Essex, and served as a visiting professor at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and the University of Cape Town, both in the Republic of South Africa; the Australian National University; and the University of Texas at Austin.