Executive Board


Morton H. Halperin

Chair of the Board; Board Member, J Street Education Fund and the ONE Campaign

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John Baker

Brigadier General (Ret.), U.S. Marine Corps; Federal Public Defender, Western North Carolina

Professor Emerita, Columbia Law School; mediator and arbitrator


James Cartwright

General (Ret.), U.S. Marine Corps; Former Vice Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff, USMC


William Craven

CERL Founding Executive Board Chair; Chair of Federal Systems (ret.)


Gary Deutsch

Managing Chief Counsel for PNC Bank, N.A.,

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Law, Ave Maria School of Law

Immediate past Associate Executive Director for Global Programs American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative

Visiting Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law; Former Director of Military
Commissions and Convening Authority at DoD; former Dean of National War College

Roy Allison Vaughan Centennial Professor in Philosophy and Professor of Law, The University of Texas at Austin

Professor of National Security Communication, Michigan State University; CNN National Security Analyst

Brigadier General (Ret.), U.S. Army; Advisor for Physicians for Human Rights and Center for Victims of Torture; Adjunct Professor, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

Attorney, Jules Zacher, P.C.; Board Chair, Council for a Livable World

Executive Board Emeritus; fmr U.S. Director of National Intelligence

Executive Board Emeritus, President Dell Dailey and Family; fmr Ambassador-at-Large, Department of State

Affiliated Faculty

CERL Faculty Director and Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy

Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy University of Pennsylvania

Leon Meltzer Professor of Law, Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, University of Pennsylvania; Co-Director, Institute of Law and Philosophy

Richard Perry Professor, Perry World House; Professor of Law University of Pennsylvania

Emeritus Practice Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania

Professor of Law and Philosophy; Co-Director of the Institute of Law and Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

Deputy Dean for International Programs; Heimbold Professor of International Law
Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

[On Service Leave] Director, Perry World House; Richard Perry Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Earle Hepburn Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy; Co-Director, Institute of Law & Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

Alfred Fitler Moore Professor, Electrical & Systems Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor, Department of Anthropology, School of Arts & Sciences, Penn Museum, and Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

David and Lyn Silfen University Professor and Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania

Guardsmark Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania

Professor of Practice, Policy, Organizations, Leadership, and Systems Division, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

David Berger Professor for the Administration of Justice, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Andrea Mitchell University Professor in Law, Political Science and Business Ethics, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Advisory Council

George R. Killam Jr. Chair of Criminal Law, Texas Tech University School of Law

Co-Founder/Director, Project Aletheia, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Distinguished Teaching Professor Art History and Museum Leadership Drexel University

Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering University of Pennsylvania

Professor of Philosophy, Law, and Political Science University of Southern California

White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy University of Oxford

Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law; Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution University of Notre Dame Law School

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Kyle Brown

CERL Visiting Fellow; Major, U.S. Army; Philosophy Department (M.A. ‘24), University of Pennsylvania

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