Alexander Kirshner is Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics and Assistant Professor in Duke’s Department of Political Science. His research cuts across democratic theory, comparative politics and constitutional law. Alex has just completed a book investigating the paradoxical ethical dilemmas raised by antidemocratic opposition to democratic government (forthcoming-Yale University Press). His current research explores the intellectual history and practice of legitimate opposition and the competition between religious parties in contemporary Egypt and Tunisia. Alex was an undergraduate and doctoral student at Yale, and he completed an M.Phil in Political Thought and Intellectual History at Cambridge. He also spent a few years as a management consultant and as a fellow at a foreign policy think tank in Washington, DC. For more information, you may visit his website.