Rob Reich

Professor of Political Science, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University; Director, Center for Ethics in Society, Stanford University

Rob Reich is a professor of political science and, by courtesy, philosophy in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, where he’s director of the Center for Ethics in Society and faculty co-director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. His current work focuses on ethics and technology. Reich is editing a new volume called Digital Technology and Democratic Theory and authored the forthcoming Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better and the recent Philanthropy in Democratic Societies. The recipient of multiple teaching awards, he is a board member of and the magazine Boston Review.

Videos/Audio of Rob Reich

The public’s opinion of institutions of higher learning is diminishing. Whether it is because of the high cost or... See more
We don’t need fewer arguments in American civic life today, we need less stupid ones. That means we need arguments that... See more
When we speak and associate with others in real life, the First Amendment governs interactions, granting broad rights... See more
Ideas about living a moral life can be found in all cultures across time. In previous eras, education was meant to... See more
Big philanthropy can contribute to a democratic society by addressing problems that neither government nor the private... See more
In the past, popular movements have forced major industries to confront their need for ethical reform. But today’s... See more