In the Press
Friday, January 15, 2021America’s Post-Trump Reckoning — A Commentary by Harold Hongju Koh Project Syndicate
Thursday, January 14, 2021The Supreme Court After Trump — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL NYTimes.com
Thursday, January 14, 2021Trump is understandably tempted to pardon himself. It won’t work. — A Commentary by William N. Eskridge, Jr. The Washington Post
Wednesday, January 13, 2021Military Personnel and the Putsch at the U.S. Capitol — A Commentary by Eugene R. Fidell and Rachel VanLandingham, Lt Col, USAF Just Security
Friday, December 4, 2020
Professor Kahn Publishes New Book Examining a Virus’s Effect on Democracy
In their new book, Democracy in Times of Pandemic: Different Futures Imagined (Cambridge University Press), Professor Paul W. Kahn ’80 and coeditor Miguel Poiares Maduro, of the European University Institute, approach COVID-19 as a case study through which to examine the most important challenges to democratic governance today.
Kahn and Maduro bring together some of today’s most creative thinkers. The 18 contributors to the volume represent a range of disciplines, including law, politics, philosophy, religion, and sociology. The essays consider fundamental issues of power, knowledge, and citizenship. The writers use the pandemic to take up new problems of democratic leadership, solidarity, populism, and globalization.
Kahn and Maduro bring order to the diversity of approaches and subjects in the volume by including a coauthored introduction that charts the democratic challenges raised by the pandemic. Kahn also offers an independent essay on democratic sacrifice. Also included in the volume are essays by Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence Samuel Moyn and Columbia Law School Professor David Pozen ’07.
Maduro was the founding Director of the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute in Florence where he is currently a Professor. He has been Advocate General at the European Court of Justice and a Government Minister in Portugal.
Professor Kahn is the Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School and teaches in the areas of constitutional law and theory, international law, cultural theory and philosophy.