E. J. Dionne

E. J. Dionne

Visiting Professor in Religion and Political Culture
E. J. Dionne


  • AB, Harvard College
  • DPhil, Balliol College, Oxford


E. J. Dionne is a distinguished journalist and author, political commentator, and longtime op-ed columnist for the Washington Post. He is also a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, a university professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, and a frequent commentator on politics on television and radio. He is the author of eight books, including Why Americans Hate Politics and Why the Right Went Wrong. His latest book, with Miles Rapoport, 100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting, was published in March 2022.

Professor Dionne comes to HDS through a joint appointment with Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), which was made possible by the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost. Dionne teaches at HDS and in Social Studies at FAS, and is an affiliate at HKS.

For more information, see "HDS Welcomes Journalist and Author E. J. Dionne for 2017–18 Academic Year."


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