Ioannis D. Evrigenis is Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Relations Program at Tufts University, where he directs the Bodin@Tufts project, aimed at a new edition of Jean Bodin's Six Books on the Commonwealth. He is the author of Images of Anarchy: The Rhetoric and Science in Hobbes's State of Nature (Cambridge University Press, 2014), of articles on a wide range of issues in political theory, and co-editor of Johann Gottfried Herders Another Philosophy of History & Selected Political Writings (Hackett Publishing Company, 2004). He received the 2009 Delba Winthrop Award for Excellence in Political Science for his book Fear of Enemies and Collective Action (Cambridge University Press, 2008), as well as the 2016 RSA-TCP Article Prize for Digital Renaissance Research, from the Renaissance Society of America, for his article "Digital Tools and the History of Political Thought: The Case of Jean Bodin."
During the 2022-2023 academic year, Evrigenis will work with Kelly Greenhill to design a CAP course for incoming first-year students focused on serious dialogue about controversial political issues, such as race, poverty, inequality, and migration. The aim of the course will be to encourage students to genuinely engage with different points of view on these issues, and get to the point where they can discuss them calmly and substantively with those who may not share their views. Much of the design will center on the framework for meaningful and collaborative dialogue, in an environment that feels simultaneously safe and challenging. The course is part of the School of Arts & Sciences’ “Start at the Source” initiative to support DEIJ work at the department level.