Michael Lamb is the McDonald-Templeton Postdoctoral Fellow in the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life and a Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College. He holds a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University, a B.A. in Political Science from Rhodes College, and a second B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. His research focuses on the ethics of citizenship, the relationship between religion and politics, and the role of virtues in public life. His current book project, A Commonwealth of Hope: Reimagining Augustine's Political Thought, offers the first extended analysis of Augustine's virtue of hope and its relevance for contemporary politics. In addition to teaching ethics and political theory, Michael has also served as chief of staff for campaigns for state senate, Governor, and U.S. Congress in his home state of Tennessee. He is currently working to help launch the Oxford Character Project, which aims to help postgraduate and professional students in various fields — including government, law, medicine, business, engineering, and academia — think about the role of ethical leadership in their professions.
Religion and Politics; Political Theory; Ancient and Medieval Political Thought; Ethics and Public Policy; Virtue Ethics; Environmental Ethics; Aristotle; Augustine; Aquinas; Wendell Berry