Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)


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  • Rob Reich

    Rob Reich

    Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, of Education

    BioRob Reich is professor of political science and, by courtesy, professor of philosophy and at the Graduate School of Education, at Stanford University. He is the director of the Center for Ethics in Society and co-director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (publisher of the Stanford Social Innovation Review), and associate director of the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. His scholarship in political theory engages with the work of social scientists and engineers. His next book is Digital Technology and Democratic Theory (edited with Helene Landemore and Lucy Bernholz, University of Chicago Press). He is the author of Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better (Princeton University Press, 2018) and Philanthropy in Democratic Societies: History, Institutions, Values (edited with Chiara Cordelli and Lucy Bernholz, University of Chicago Press, 2016). He is also the author of several books on education: Bridging Liberalism and Multiculturalism in American Education (University of Chicago Press, 2002) and Education, Justice, and Democracy (edited with Danielle Allen, University of Chicago Press, 2013).

    Reich is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the Walter J. Gores award, Stanford’s highest honor for teaching. He was a sixth grade teacher at Rusk Elementary School in Houston, Texas before attending graduate school. He is a board member of the magazine Boston Review, of Giving Tuesday, and at the Spencer Foundation.

  • John Robichaux

    John Robichaux

    Director of Education, Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI)

    BioJohn Robichaux is the inaugural Director of Education at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI).

    John is an award-winning executive and educator, with 25+ years’ experience in executive, NGO, and education leadership. Prior to his current role, John served in senior leadership positions at Harvard, Stanford, and Columbia Universities, as well as founder and co-director of Price House, a large international NGO serving refugees, immigrants, political asylum seekers, and their families. Additionally, John has served as a consultant and advisor to 200+ organizations worldwide-- in industry, philanthropy, government, education, and healthcare-- in the areas of executive leadership, strategy, and organizational design.

    Within higher education, John is widely acknowledged as the only active administrator to have held leadership positions at three "Ivy Plus" universities in Lifelong Learning, Continuing and Professional Education, Summer Sessions, Pre-College (K-12) Programs, and Online Education-- and has served in strategic and leadership roles for every major North American professional association dedicated to them. In 2017, NAASS recognized John's innovation and impact on these fields, describing "The Robichaux Method" as "15 ideas that changed everything." He regularly consults for universities and other educational organizations in these arenas, with special emphasis on training new deans/executives and strategic planning efforts. Outside these areas, John has also worked on university-wide initiatives in international education, global campus development, interdisciplinary research, teaching and learning, student affairs, religious life, and helped launch dozens of degree programs and research centers.

    Academically, John is a Harvard-educated, award-winning human rights scholar. He taught in the areas of International Relations, Political Science, Religious Studies, Ethics, and Anthropology at Harvard and Stanford for more than ten years before making the move to university administration full-time. From 2012 to 2017, he also held director and executive director roles overseeing Human Rights programs at Stanford and Columbia, and Columbia's Critical Issues in International Relations and United Nations Studies programs. He has taught coursework in the area of Leadership as well, and conducted research or taught in eight countries on four continents.

    John is committed to leveraging his expertise in executive leadership and strategic development in service of organizations committed to broad social impact, such as Stanford and Stanford HAI.


    John and his family have more than 90 years of combined service to Stanford. A native Louisiana Cajun, today he lives on Stanford's campus in Silicon Valley with his wife and daughter.



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    Some example partners John has worked with (public list): The United Nations, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, IBM, Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Nike, LinkedIn, Kaiser Permanente, Dignity Health, the NFL, Johnson & Johnson, Salesforce, PBS, NPR, NASA, National Geographic, NYPD, the Miami Dolphins, NASCAR, Brooks Brothers, GoPro, United Way, YMCA, Harvard University, Stanford University, Columbia University, M.I.T., UC-Berkeley, Hong Kong University, University College London, Singapore University of Technology & Design, The University of California, California State University, Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs), New York City Public Schools, San Francisco Public Schools, Washington, DC Public Schools, Miami-Dade Public Schools, Office of the State Superintendent of Education (Washington, DC), Boys and Girls Club of America, Harlem Children’s Zone, American Friends Service Committee, US Conference of Bishops, Lutheran Refugee Services, National Conference for Community & Justice, Rotary International, the KIPP Foundation, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Malone Foundation, the U.S. State Department, among others.