Joshua Mitchell is currently professor of political theory. He has been Chairman of the Government Department and also Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs at SFS-Q. During the 2008-10 academic years, Dr. Mitchell took leave from Georgetown and was the Acting Chancellor of The American University of Iraq - Sulaimani (see www.auis.edu.iq/). His research interest lies in the relationship between political thought and theology in the West. He has published articles in The Review of Politics, The Journal of Politics, The Journal of Religion, APSR, and Political Theory. In 1993 his book, Not by Reason Alone: Religion, History, and Identity in Early Modern Political Thought, was published by the University of Chicago Press. A second book, The Fragility of Freedom: Tocqueville on Religion, Democracy, and American Future, was published in 1995, also by the University of Chicago Press. Dr. Mitchell's most recent book, Plato's Fable: On the Mortal Condition in Shadowy Times, was published by Princeton University Press in 2006. He is currently working on two book manuscripts, Tocqueville in Arabia, and Reinhold Niebuhr and the Politics of Hope.
Andrew Litschi holds an M.A. in philosophy of religion from Yale University and a B.A. in the philosophy and theology joint major program at the University of Notre Dame. After undergraduate, he taught at Dallas Jesuit Preparatory school in Dallas, Texas and subsequently studied Attic Greek and Literature at the University of Texas-Austin before attending Yale, where he was a member of the Yale Graduate Rugby Club, a private tutor, and teacher of Classical Latin at Career Magnet High School in New Haven, Ct. His research interests include Aristotle, Kant, philosophy of religion, political philosophy, ethics, and contemporary accounts of neo-Aristotelianism. He has presented papers on these topics at the University of Notre Dame, Baylor University, and Yale University, some of which have included “The Political Drama of Jacques Maritain’s Man and the State” and “How Aristotelian Friendship Might Transform Contemporary Society.” Prior to his time at the Tocqueville Forum, Andrew was Assistant Director of the Lumen Christi Institute for Catholic Thought at the University of Chicago.
Board of Trustees
Chairman of the Board: Mr. Bill Mumma, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc.
Mr. Jonathan Farber, Managing Director, Lime Rock Partners
Mr. George Mimura, Managing Director, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA)
Mr. Michael Maibach, Senior Fellow, Aspen Institute
Mr. Jay Coyle, Managing Director, Massif Partners