Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon is a Senior Fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, where she directs AHI's Washington Program on National Security. The author of over 250 articles and reviews, her most recent books include The Utopian Conceit and the War on Freedom (2019),The Art of Peace: Engaging a Complex World (2016); Soulmates: Resurrecting Eve (2012); and Why America is Such a Hard Sell: Beyond Pride and Prejudice (2007), among others. Her latest is An Idea Betrayed: Jews, Liberalism, and the American Left (Academica Press, 2023).
Born in Romania, she emigrated to the U.S. as a teenager and received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago, then taught at several universities including the National Defense University, George Washington University, St. Mary's College of Maryland, and the Institute of World Politics. During the 1990s she became Vice President of Programs at IFES (International Foundation for Election Systems) where she managed programs in democratization.