Robert Wright

Visiting Lecturer

Robert Wright is the author, most recently, of Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment (2017). His other books include The Evolution of God, which was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, The Moral Animal, which The New York Times Book Review named one of the ten best books of 1994, and Nonzero, which Bill Clinton called “astonishing” and instructed White House staff members to read.

In 2009 Wright was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the top 100 global thinkers. Wright has written for The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Foreign Policy, and the op-ed pages of The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Financial Times. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and his awards include the National Magazine Award for Essay and Criticism. Wright, a visiting lecturer at Princeton University, has also taught in the psychology department at Penn. He is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and editor-in-chief of the website