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John Paul Christy is the Senior Director of U.S. Programs, where he helps maintain and enhance the Council’s peer-review processes while also developing and implementing new fellowship and grant programs, with special focus on programs that highlight the public dimensions of humanities scholarship. As director, he frequently represents ACLS and its work to various stakeholders in the academic and philanthropic communities, and to the wider public. Before joining ACLS in 2012, John Paul was a Presidential Management Fellow in Washington, DC, where his portfolio included projects related to US public diplomacy, Internet anti-censorship programs, and the public humanities. He received his PhD in classical studies from the University of Pennsylvania.