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Nathaniel Peters 

executive director

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 ReviewAmerica, Commonweal, First Things, and Plough Quarterly.  A native of Edgartown, MA, he lives in Harlem with his wife and son.

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Haidun liu

Director of Operations

Haidun Liu is the Director of Operations of the Morningside Institute. He is a native of Shenzhen, China and a graduate of Columbia University. At Columbia he majored in philosophy and history, graduated cum laude, and received Departmental Honors in philosophy. Recently he wrote a thesis on the interactions between T. S. Eliot and Karl Mannheim in the Moot, a group in wartime Britain that discussed religion and social philosophy. Haidun is interested in intellectual history, political theory, and ancient moral philosophy.