Ten Questions with Profesor Alan Ryan

Professor of Politics Alan Ryan began teaching political theory at Oxford in 1969. Hearrived at Princeton in 1987, but returned to Oxford in 1996 to serve as the warden of New College. In 2009, he rejoined the Princeton faculty. Professor Ryan graduated from Oxford in 1962 and attended graduate school at University College London . In recognition of…

Red Science, Blue Science, My Science, Your Science

The hopeful intuition that science is uniquely neutral, objective, and ideology- free, while attractive in our political era, utterly fails to hold in practice. Science is a good and immensely useful tool to answer all sorts of questions. It can certainly help us in policy-making, but it shouldn’t be policy-making.