Garsten teaches “Introduction to Political Philosophy,” “Aristotle’s Political Thought,” “Political Representation,” “Tocqueville,” and “Directed Studies” among other courses. His work in the classroom earned him the 2008 Poorvu Family Prize for Interdisciplinary Teaching. He has served as Director of Undergraduate Studies for Yale’s major in Ethics, Politics and Economics and the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Political Science.
Garsten is the co-chair of the International Conference on the Study of Political Thought and serves on the editorial board of Philosophy and Rhetoric.
From 2009-2011, Garsten was a Fellow of the National Forum on the Future of Liberal Education. He currently is a member of the Harvard Higher Education Leaders Forum.
In 2012-2013 he served as Chair of a committee overseeing the development of a common curriculum in the liberal arts for Yale-NUS College in Singapore.
In 2016 he founded the Citizens, Thinkers, Writers program for students in the New Haven public schools.
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- Ph.D, Harvard University, 2003
- M. Phil, Cambridge University, 1997
- A.B, Harvard College, 1996