The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon has joined the AHI as Senior Fellow.  Dr. Pilon has published extensively on international relations and national security.  From 2010 to 2013, she directed the Center for Culture and Security at the Institute of World Politics, Washington, D.C.

“On behalf of all those associated with the AHI, we would like to welcome Dr. Pilon to the AHI,” said AHI President Richard Erlanger. “We are pleased to add yet another outstanding scholar to our organization.” “Dr. Pilon has an inspiring record defending the values of Western culture, and her scholarship indicates values and principles that are most compatible with the AHI’s mission,” stated AHI Charter Fellow Robert Paquette.

Dr. Pilon earned her PhD in philosophy from the University of Chicago. Her books include: and The Bloody Flag: Post-Communist Nationalism in Eastern Europe—Spotlight on Romania (1992); Every Vote Counts: The Role of Elections in Building Democracy (2007); Why America is Such a Hard Sell: Beyond Pride and Prejudice (2007); Cultural Intelligence for Winning the Peace (2009); and Soulmates: Resurrecting Eve (2011).  Transaction Publishers has just released a new edition of her first book, Notes From the Other Side of Night, which tells the story of her family’s emigration from Romania when she was a teenager. Her anthology on civic education, Ironic Points of Light, was published in Estonian and Russian in 1998. She has also helped write and edit a textbook on civic education used, in country-specific versions, throughout Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan, endorsed by the Departments of Education in those countries. Over the years she has published more than two hundred articles and reviews on international affairs, human rights, literature, and philosophy and has made frequent appearances on radio and television.

Dr. Pilon has taught at several colleges and universities including the National Defense University, Air University’s Language and Culture Center, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, American University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Institute of World Politics, where she was director of the Center for Culture and Security. In 2014, she helped found the Daniel Morgan Academy.  During the 1990s, she was first director and later vice president for programs at IFES (The International Foundation for Election Systems), where she designed and managed a wide variety of democratization-related projects. She has held post-doctoral fellowships in international relations at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and at the Institute of Humane Studies. During the 1980s she was Senior Policy Analyst in United Nations Studies at the Heritage Foundation.