2014-15 BMI Fellow in Humanistic Studies
Waller R. Newell
Fellow in Humanistic StudiesWaller R. Newell is Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Carleton University in Ottawa. He helped found and teaches in the Bachelor of Humanities program at Carleton, Canada’s only four-year B.A. in the Great Books. His numerous books include Tyranny: A New Interpretation; The Soul of a Leader: Character, Conviction and Ten Lessons in Political Greatness; The Code of Man: Love, Courage, Pride, Family, Country; Ruling Passion: The Erotics of Statecraft in Platonic Political Philosophy; and the forthcoming Tyrants: A History of Power, Injustice and Terror. A member of Ronald Reagan’s presidential transition team and prominent cultural commentator, Newell is a frequent guest on television and radio programs. He has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., the National Humanities Center in North Carolina, and a John Adams Fellow at the Institute of United States Studies at the University of London.