Lux et Veritas Faculty Prize
The Lux et Veritas Faculty Prize, first awarded in 2022, recognizes a Yale faculty member who actively fosters intellectual diversity for students in and out of the classroom. Potential faculty recipients of the prize are nominated by students, alumni, and other Yale faculty. The winners are then selected by a panel of judges. The winners receive $10,000 and an award from the Buckley Institute to recognize the good work they do to support open debate and discussion in the classroom, regardless of political leaning.
After receiving nominations for 21 faculty members across Yale, the inaugural Lux et Veritas Faculty Prize was awarded to Mordechai Levy-Eichel, a lecturer in the Department of Political Science and the Humanities Program, to recognize his dedication to stimulating genuine critical thinking among his students and creating an environment of open dialogue to be an above-and-beyond example of teaching excellence.
— Yale Student
“[H]e not only inspired me to continue learning even after graduating from college, but also taught me how to critique the world while at the same time maintaining a deep sense of humility about how little I truly know. I can honestly say that he truly made my undergraduate education worth it.”
— Yale Student
“The discussions in his courses were vibrant and open yet challenging in a manner that promoted growth. I believe that Dr. Levy-Eichel improved his students’ clarity of thought and communication skills through these discussions… His courses serve as models for the promise of seminars at Yale.”