Prof. James Redfield is the Emeritus Edward Olson Distinguished Service Professor of Classics at the University of Chicago. James is best known for his seminal work on Homer, Nature and Culture in the Iliad, which offered an anthropological perspective on Homeric society and values, and on the role of poetry and literature within it. Together with his studies of society and values in the later Greek world, this research provides invaluable points of reference for philosophical theories, especially of the Socratic circle. For the past fifteen years, James has been focusing his research on the Greek philosophers in the Socratic circle, and has written several articles on the subject.
Prof. Gabriel Danzig is Associate Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at Bar Ilan University. Gabriel has published on Plato and Aristotle's political and ethical thought, and numerous articles on different aspects of Xenophon's writing and thought. His recent articles have placed a special emphasis on the comparative study of Xenophon's ethical and political concepts. Together with Dave Johnson and Don Morrison, he edited a collection of essays from an international conference held in Israel, the first collection we know of on the comparative study of Plato and Xenophon. This project is a natural extension of his previous research.
Prof. Luke Yarbrough’s research deals with two topics that are of direct relevance to “Cultural brokerage in premodern Islam.” First, he publishes on the Muslim normative orders that governed the presence of non-Muslims in premodern Islamic societies, including law—the socalled “dhimma system”—but encompassing the normative outlooks of Muslim rulers and belletrists as well those of as jurists.
I am interested in morality and ethics in organizational contexts. In one program of research, I study how humanizing organizations (thinking that organizations are similar to human beings) influences how people perceive and judge them. These include, for example, how people assign responsibility, empathize, and trust the organizations. In another area of research, I study how moral motivations, such as loyalty, influence people's attitudes and behaviors. Outside research, I like going to the theatre, such as musicals and plays, going to museums, exploring cities by doing restaurant crawls, hiking, running, going to classical concerts and going to comedy shows. I love playing the piano.
Professor Michal Barzuza researches and teaches corporate law, corporate governance, corporate finance, regulatory competition and law and economics. Her scholarship studies the optimal balance between regulation and laissez-faire in corporate law, focusing on issues such as the effects of interstate competition on the shape of corporate law, firm heterogeneity and the choice of corporate governance terms, cross-listing, boardroom dynamics, outside directors and the general counsel, and firms with controlling shareholders.
Prof. Holger Spamann is the Lawrence R. Grove Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he teaches corporate law and corporate finance. His research focuses on the law and economics of corporate governance and financial markets, judicial behavior, and comparative law. Before embarking on his academic career, he practiced with Debevoise & Plimpton in New York and clerked for two years in Europe. He holds too many degrees, among them a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. He is a member of the bar of New York and qualified for the German bar.