Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
He chairs the Hoover Task Force on National Security and Law and co-chairs the Hoover Task Force on The Virtues of a Free Society; co-founded and co-directs the Tikvah Program in Political Leadership at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya; sits on the Policy Advisory Board at the Ethics and Public Policy Center; was co-founder and director of the Israel Program on Constitutional Government; worked as a senior foreign policy advisor to the Giuliani 2008 campaign; and served as a senior consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics.
He is the author of Constitutional Conservatism: Liberty, Self-Government, and Political Moderation (Hoover Institution Press, 2013), Israel and the Struggle over the International Laws of War (Hoover Institution Press, 2012), Virtue and the Making of Modern Liberalism (Princeton University Press, 1999) and Nietzsche: The Ethics of an Immoralist (Harvard University Press, 1995).
He is the editor of the companion volumes Varieties of Conservatism in America (Hoover Institution Press, 2004) and Varieties of Progressivism in America (Hoover Institution Press, 2004), as well as of The Future of American Intelligence (Hoover Institution Press, 2005), Terrorism, the Laws of War, and the Constitution: Debating the Enemy Combatant Cases (Hoover Institution Press, 2005), and Never a Matter of Indifference: Sustaining Virtue in a Free Republic (Hoover Institution Press, 2003).
With coeditor Tod Lindberg he launched Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society. Published in cooperation with Rowman and Littlefield, the series of concise books includes Unchecked and Unbalanced: How the Discrepancy between Knowledge and Power Caused the Financial Crisis and Threatens Democracy, by Arnold Kling; Victorious and Vulnerable: Why Democracy won in the Twentieth Century and How It Is Still Imperiled, by Azar Gat; Advancing Democracy Abroad: Why we Should and How we Can, by Michael McFaul; Race, Wrongs, and Remedies: Group Justice in the 21st Century, by Amy Wax (2009); Countering Terrorism: Blurred Focus, Halting Steps, by Richard A. Posner (2007); Confirmation Wars: Preserving Independent Courts in Angry Times, by Benjamin Wittes (2006); Warrant for Terror: Fatwas of Radical Islam and the Duty to Jihad, by Shmuel Bar (2006); Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning The House of Representatives, by Juliet Eilperin (2006); Uncertain Shield: The U.S. Intelligence System in the Throes of Reform, by Richard A. Posner (2006); and Preventing Surprise Attacks: Intelligence Reform in the Wake of 9/11, by Richard A. Posner (2005).
He has written articles, essays and reviews on a range of subjects for a variety of publications, including The American Interest, the American Political Science Review, The Atlantic, the Boston Globe, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Claremont Review of Books, Commentary, Critical Review, First Things, Forbes.com, Haaretz, the Jerusalem Post, the London Review of Books, National Review, The New Republic, the New York Post, the New York Sun, Perspectives on Politics, Policy Review, Politico, The Public Interest, the Times Literary Supplement, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, the Weekly Standard, the Wilson Quarterly, World Affairs, and the Yale Law Journal.
He taught constitutional law and jurisprudence at George Mason University School of Law from 1999 to 2007, and political philosophy in the department of government at Harvard University from 1990 to 1999.
He holds a JD and a PhD in political science from Yale University; an MA in philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and a BA in English literature from Swarthmore College.