Danielle Allen is UPS foundation Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N. J. She is a political theorist who has published broadly in democratic theory, political sociology and the history of political thought. Widely known for her work on justice and citizenship in both ancient Athens and modern America, Allen is the author of "Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown vs. the Board of Education;" "Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality," among others. She is the co-editor of the award-winning "Education, Justice, and Democracy" and "From Voice to Influence: Understanding Citizenship in the Digital Age." She is a recipient of the so-called “genius award,”, i.e., the MacArthur Fellowship.