Peter Levine is the Associate Dean for Research and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs in Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.

He has a secondary appointment as a research professor in the Tufts Philosophy Department.

Levine graduated from Yale in 1989 with a degree in philosophy. He studied philosophy at Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, receiving his doctorate in 1992. From 1991 until 1993, he was a research associate at Common Cause. From 1993 until 2008, he was a member of the Institute for Philosophy & Public Policy at the University of Maryland and an affiliate faculty member of the Maryland Philosophy Department and a regular teacher in the University's Committee on Philosophy, Politics, and Public Policy. In the late 1990s, he was Deputy Director of the National Commission on Civic Renewal.

Levine is the author of We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: The Promise of Civic Renewal in America (Oxford University Press, fall 2013), and the author or editor of eight other scholarly books on philosophy and politics and a novel. He has served on the boards or steering committees of AmericaSpeaks, Street Law Inc., the Newspaper Association of America Foundation, the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, the Kettering Foundation, the American Bar Association Committee's for Public Education, the Paul J. Aicher Foundation, and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium.

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