Nathaniel Peters is the Executive Director of the Morningside Institute and a lecturer at Columbia University. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College in linguistics, with a focus on French and Latin, his M.T.S. from the University of Notre Dame, and his Ph.D. in the history of Christian thought and Christian ethics from Boston College. At Boston College, he taught courses in the department of theology and lectured in the Perspectives Program, BC's great books program. He is currently working on an English translation of letters of William of Saint-Thierry and has published articles and reviews in Religious Studies Review, America, Commonweal, First Things, and Plough Quarterly. A native of Edgartown, MA, he lives in Harlem with his wife and enjoys cooking, sacred music, opera, and sailing.
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Sergio Leos is the Director of Operations of the Morningside Institute. Sergio was born in Mexico and raised in Miami, Florida. He attended Princeton University where his studies focused on Latin American history, especially on colonial encounters and intellectual currents. Sergio graduated Phi Beta Kappa and received his A.B. in history magna cum laude as well as a certificate in Latin American studies. His senior thesis recently explored the life and thought of the Cuban patriot José Martí and its implications for national communities in a globalized world. His current interests are in the history of Cuba’s inter-regional agency.