Juliana Geron Pilon


Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon is a Senior Fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization in Clinton, NY.  Previously, she was the Director of the Center for Culture and Security and professor of Politics and Culture at the Institute of World Politics, where she has taught, intermittently, since 1993. She has also taught at the Air Force University’s Culture and Language Center, the National Defense University, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, George Washington University, American University, Rochester Institute of Technology – Center for Advanced Strategic Studies, Johns Hopkins University, and Emory University. Elected as full member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she is the author of several books, including Soulmates: Resurrecting Eve, and articles ranging from international affairs to philosophy. As first Director and then Vice President for Programs at the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES), she has designed, conducted, and managed projects related to a wide variety of democratization projects. Born in Romania, she emigrated with her family to the US; she earned a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago and was an Earhart Foundation post-doctoral fellow at the Hoover Institution.