Lee Perlman

Lee Perlman, PhD, teaches philosophy in the experimental study group at MIT. He is also the director of the MIT prison initiative and teaches university courses in Massachusetts prisons, including courses jointly taken by MIT students and inmates. His signature courses are Philosophy of Love and Non-Violence as a Way of Life. Lee began staffing Opening the Heart workshops in 1985, and has facilitated similar workshops in a variety of settings including Massachusetts prisons. Lee is also a facilitator in restorative justice groups in the Massachusetts prison system, and the music director of the Deborah Abel Dance Company.