Awarded the TOMS Core Faculty Fellowship for excellence in teaching Columbia College's oldest course — its "flagship academic offering," according to a recent dean — to hundreds of undergraduates between 2006 and 2014. Contemporary Civilization is a survey of 2,500 years of political philosophy from Plato, Aristotle and The Bible, through such works as the Qur'an and Machiavelli, to Locke, Rousseau, and Nietzsche.