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Samuel Moyn

Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence, Department of History, Yale University

Governing Board Member, SOF/Heyman, Columbia University (2010–2013)

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Samuel Moyn is the James Bryce Professor of European Legal History at Columbia University. Professor Moyn received a BA from Washington University in 1994; an MA and PhD from UC Berkeley, in 1995 and 2000; and a JD from Harvard in 2001. He works primarily on modern European intellectual history–with special interests in France and Germany, political and legal thought, historical and critical theory, and Jewish studies–and on the history of human rights. He is a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, as well as the 46th Mark van Doren Teaching Award and the Columbia University Distinguished Faculty Award. His publications include Human Rights and the Uses of History (forthcoming from Verso Books in 2014); The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (Harvard University Press, 2010); and Origins of the Other: Emmanuel Levinas between Revelation and Ethics (Cornell University Press, 2005), which received the Morris D. Forkosch Prize.