Jean Bethke Elshtain

Jean Bethke Elshtain

University of Chicago Divinity School

(1941-2013)

Laura Spellman Rochefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics, the University of Chicago, and the Thomas and Dorothy Leavy Chair in the Foundations of American Freedom at Georgetown University. A political philosopher whose task was to show the connections between our political and ethical convictions, Elshtain authored or co-authored over twenty books and over four hundred articles. Her books include: Just War against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World, Democracy on Trial, and Public Man, Private Woman: Women in Social and Political Thought.