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Professor Samuel Moyn

The Global Governance GRP is very pleased to be supporting the Eighteenth Century Centre in hosting the visit of Professor Samuel Moyn, professor of law and history at Harvard University.

Professor Moyn earned a doctorate in modern European history from the University of California-Berkeley in 2000 and a law degree from Harvard Law School in 2001. He returned to Harvard Law School after thirteen years at Columbia University's history department. He has written several books in the fields of European intellectual history and human rights history, including the influential The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (2010) and, more recently, Human Rights and the Uses of History (2014).

Professor Moyn will be at Warwick between the 24th and 28th May, and will be taking part in a packed programme of events:

Noon Tuesday 26th – 2pm Wednesday 27th May, Scarman
Writing the History of Socio-Economic Rights workshop
An international event with academics, NGO representatives and others from across Europe, with participants from Warwick’s History Dept, School of Law and Dept of Politics and International Studies.
This event is by invitation only. Please speak to Charles Walton if you would like to participate.

Wednesday 27th May, 3.45-4.45pm, R0.03/4, Ramphal building
Q & A session for doctoral students and postdoc fellows
An informal session for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows to discuss their questions about the American academic system and the current state of research on human rights. Participants should feel free to ask Professor Moyn any question related to these topics.
Open to all. Registration required – please click here to register online 

Wednesday 27th May, 5-7pm, R0.03/4, Ramphal building
Keynote Address: ‘Croesus’s World: Human Rights and the Age of Inequality’
Professor Moyn) will deliver this keynote address, followed by a reception with wine and canapés. All are welcome to attend. Registration required – please click here to register online

Thursday 28th May, 4-6pm, S2.77 (Cowling Room), Social Sciences
‘The Future of Human Rights’
A roundtable event, hosted by the Centre for Human RIghts in Practice and the Centre for Ethics Law and Public Affairs to discuss Professor Moyn’s recent essay ‘The Future of Human Rights’. The Roundtable will be followed by a reception. The essay will be circulated to all who register. All are welcome. Registration required – please email u dot martin at warwick dot ac dot uk

Professor Moyn’s visit is supported by an IAS visiting fellowship (nominated by Charles Walton), the History Dept, the Global Governane GRP,the Centre for Human Rights in Practice, the Centre for Ethics Law and Public Affairs, the Global History & Culture Centre and the Centre for the History of Medicine.

We hope you will be able to join in with at least one of these events during his visit.

Samuel Moyn