Allison Stanger

Senior Fellow, Allen Lab for Democracy Renovation;
Co-Director and Co-Investigator, GETTING-Plurality Research Network

Allison Stanger is Senior Fellow, Allen Lab for Democracy Renovation at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation; Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics at Middlebury College; 2021-23 Research Affiliate (co-lead, Responsible Hybrid Intelligence Initiative) at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University; an External Professor and Science Board member at the Santa Fe Institute; and a Senior Advisor to the OSUN Hannah Arendt Humanities Network. In November 2022, she was also a visiting professor of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology and a digital humanism senior fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM). In 2020-21, she held the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the Library of Congress, and in 2019-2020, she was Technology and Human Values Senior Fellow at the EJ Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University. Her books include Whistleblowers: Honesty in America from Washington to Trump (Chinese edition to appear in spring 2023); One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy; and Complexity Economics (with W. Brian Arthur and Eric Beinhocker). Stanger is a founding member of the Digital Humanism Initiative and a contributing writer for the Atlantic. She has been called to testify before Congress on five occasions and served as a peer reviewer for the National Academies 2022 report, “Fostering Responsible Computing.” Stanger received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. She majored in mathematics as an undergraduate and has programming experience in both ancient and modern computer languages (APL, Assembler, BASIC, Cobol, Fortran, C++, Java).