Lee Perlman

Lee Perlman

Lee Perlman, PhD, is 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. He also teaches philosophy in the Experimental Study Group at MIT. 

Lee began staffing The Opening the Heart workshops in 1985. He has facilitated similar workshops in a variety of settings including Massachusetts prisons.