October 28 Friday

Human Rights Workshop: Kim Lane Scheppele, "The Moral Crisis of Europe"

  • Friday, October 28, 2016 at 12:10PM - 1:45PM
  • Faculty Lounge
  • Open To The Public
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Professor Kim Scheppele is the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. She joined the Princeton faculty in 2005 after nearly a decade on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where she was the John J. O’Brien Professor of Comparative Law.  Scheppele’s work focuses on the intersection of constitutional and international law, particularly in constitutional systems under stress. After 1989, Scheppele studied the emergence of constitutional law in Hungary and Russia, living in both places for extended periods of ethnographic research. After 9/11, Scheppele researched the effects of the international “war on terror” on constitutional protections around the world, focusing on the impact of the UN Security Council system on the protection of democracy and human rights. Since 2011, she has examined the transformation of Hungary from a constitutional-democratic state to one that risks breaching constitutional principles of the European Union.  Scheppele is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the International Academy of Comparative Law as well the winner of the 2014 Kalven Prize from the Law and Society Association for a body of scholarship that advances the field of law and society.   She is a visiting professor at the Erasmus University Faculty of Law in Rotterdam (2015-2017) and in spring 2017 will be a visiting professor at Harvard Law School.  She was a visiting professor at Yale Law School in 2009-2010.

Background readings are attached. 

Lunch will be provided.

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights


PDF icon Background Reading 1PDF icon Background Reading 2PDF icon Background Reading 3PDF icon Optional Background Reading

Contact Information

Barbara Mianzo