Dan Edelstein is the William H. Bonsall Professor of French at Stanford University and the Chair of the Division of Literature, Cultures, and Languages. He is the author of the Terror of Natural Right (Chicago, 2009) and The Enlightenment: A Genealogy (Chicago, 2010). He is currently writing two books, The Spirit of Rights and On Permanent Revolution, and directs the NEH-funded digital humanities project, Mapping the Republic of Letters.

Udi Greenberg is an associate professor of history at Dartmouth College. He is the author of The Weimar Century: German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War (Princeton UP 2014), which won the Council for European Studies’ prize for best first book in the field in 2016, as well as several articles on European thought, politics, and religion.

Martin Jay is the Ehrman Professor emeritus of European history at the University of California-Berkeley. Among his works are The Dialectical Imagination (l973 and l996); Marxism and Totality (l984); Adorno (l984); Permanent Exiles (l985); Fin-de-Siècle Socialism (l989); Force Fields (l993); Downcast Eyes (l993); Cultural Semantics (l998); Refractions of Violence (2003); Songs of Experience (2004); The Virtues of Mendacity (2010); Essays from the Edge (2011); Kracauer: l’Exilė (2014); and Reason After its Eclipse (2016). His research interests are in modern European Intellectual History, Critical Theory and Visual Culture.

Darrin McMahon is the Mary Brinsmead Wheelock Professor of history at Dartmouth College, and the author/editor of six books, including most recently Divine Fury: A History of Genius (Basic, 2013), and, with Samuel Moyn, Rethinking Modern European History (OUP, 2014). He is currently writing a short book on illumination in the age of Enlightenment and a history of ideas of equality.

Samuel Moyn is Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law and Professor of History at Harvard University. His most recent book, based on Mellon Distinguished Lectures at the University of Pennsylvania in fall 2014, is Christian Human Rights (2015).

Sophia Rosenfeld is the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent book is Common Sense: A Political History (Harvard, 2011). She is currently co-editor of the journal Modern Intellectual History and a six-volume Cultural History of Ideas from Antiquity to the Present (to be published by Bloomsbury) and is at work in a book called The Choices We Make: The Roots of Modern Freedom (to be published by Princeton).