Goldhammer has a B.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from MIT and has taught at Brandeis University and Boston University. He has translated more than 125 books from French, for which he won numerous awards. His most recent award was for Thomas Piketty's bestseller Capital in the 21st Century. At CES, he is Co-Chair of the Contemporary Europe Study Group and Chair of the Visiting Scholars Seminar.
A long-time observer of French politics, Goldhammer regularly contributes commentary on France and French politics on his blog site "French Politics." He writes regularly for The American Prospect, The Nation, Democracy Journal, and Foreign Policy and serves on the editorial boards of The Tocqueville Review
and French Politics, Culture, and Society.
Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University
Chair, Visiting Scholars Seminar: New Research on Europe, CES, Harvard University
Co-Chair, Contemporary Europe Study Group, CES, Harvard University
Contributor, The American Prospect, The Nation, Democracy Journal, and Foreign Policy
Former Prime Minister François Fillon crushes the opposition in the first round of the primary for the presidential nomination of the center-right Republican primary. The winner of the runoff could well become France’s next president—if he can beat Marine Le Pen. A commentary by Art Goldhammer. (Credit: Bernard BISSON/JDD/SIPA/1505311317 - Sipa via AP Images)
Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will, counseled Antonio Gramsci. But in 2016, pessimism is gaining the upper hand. Art Goldhammer shares a personal perspective on the state of Europe and the United States. (Photo: Sipa USA via AP/Julien Mattia)