Harvard's Premier Debate Organization for Political

and Moral Philosophy


About The Society

As Harvard's premier undergraduate debate organization for political and moral philosophy, the John Adams Society is dedicated to exploring the Western intellectual tradition through discussion and debate. We aspire to pursue the Truth together as a community of friends.


The current Masthead Officers of the Society are:

Benjamin Rioja Paris, Chairman

William Henry Thompson, Vice-Chairman

Justin Thomas Lopez, Secretary

Samuel David Lowry, Treasurer

Jacob Edward Peretson, Chief Whip


 Interested in joining the Society?

Membership is by Petition. Please contact the Rt. Hon. Chief Whip if interested.

Jacob Edward Peretson

Right Honorable Chief Whip

The John Adams Society


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