Anne Norton Named Stacey and Henry Jackson President’s Distinguished Professor

December 15, 2017

Anne Norton, Professor and Department Chair of Political Science, has been named the inaugural Stacey and Henry Jackson President’s Distinguished Professor of Political Science. A scholar of political theory, Norton is the author of seven books, including On the Muslim Question and 95 Theses on Politics, Culture and Method. She is Co-Founding Editor of the journal Theory and Event and on the executive board of the journal Political Theory. She also serves on the board of the Bridge Initiative of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. Her present work concerns problems of property and democracy. Norton taught at Notre Dame, Princeton, and the University of Texas before coming to Penn in 1993.

Henry Daniel Jackson, C’86, W’86, and Stacey Jackson, parents, established this president’s distinguished professorship in 2016. Henry is the Co-Founder, Managing Partner, and CEO of OpCapita LLP, a European private equity firm specializing in the retail, consumer, and leisure industries. He is a member of the Penn Arts and Sciences Board of Overseers, as well as the United Kingdom Executive Leadership Committee and the Parent Leadership Committee. His wife, Stacey, is a singer/songwriter and the Executive Producer of 3B1G Records. They currently live in London and have two children who are attending Penn, Reid, C’18, and Tyler, W’20.