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Samuel Moyn - Christian Human Rights - 2017-01-26


Dr. Sam Moyn, Jeremiah J. Smith Jr. Professor of Law and Professor of History at Harvard University,, is a leading scholar of European intellectual history, human rights, and globalization studies. A doctorate inEuropean history from Berkeley and J.D. from Harvard, Dr. Moyn has taught at Columbia University’s history department and Harvard’s Law School and History departments. He has written several books inEuropean intellectual history, such as The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (Harvard University Press, 2010), and edited or co-edited many others, including Global Intellectual History (withAndrew Sartori) (Columbia University Press, 2013) and Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History (with Darrin McMahon) (Oxford University Press, 2014). His recent book, Christian Human Rights(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015), is based on the Mellon Distinguished Lectures given at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014.

His activities as Lansdowne Lecturer will include a public lecture, “Christian Human Rights,” on Thursday January 26th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. He will also lead a faculty research seminaradvertised widely to faculty in history, philosophy, political science, and law, among other fields, titled “Human Rights and History” on Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. in Law Library 265.Finally, he will also deliver the evening keynote lecture to the Qualicum Conference on Friday January 27th, 2017, titled “Rethinking the History of Social Rights.”

Times:19:30 - 20:30