Amy Gutmann

Amy Gutmann

University President and Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science


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Dr. Amy Gutmann is the president of the University of Pennsylvania; the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science in the School of Arts and Sciences; and a professor of communication in the Annenberg School for Communication. She holds secondary faculty appointments at the Graduate School of Education and in philosophy at the School of Arts and Sciences. She has published widely on the value of education and deliberation in democracy, on the importance of access to higher education and health care, on “the good, the bad and the ugly” of identity politics, and on the essential role of ethics—especially professional and political ethics—in public affairs. Read more about Dr. Gutmann’s scholarship, and work as University president, on her Office of the President website.


Selected Publications

Dr. Gutmann is an award-winning author and editor of 17 books, including Democratic EducationThe Spirit of Compromise, and Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die: Bioethics and the Transformation of Health Care in America.


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