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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

Cosmopolitan Legitimacy in Constitutional Democracy

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Friday, September 27, 2013
12:00 p.m.
Barat House
Boston College Law School

with Mattias Kumm,
Inge Rennert Professor of Law, New York University; and Research Professor, WZB Berlin Social Research Center

Part of the Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence.

Lunch will be served. RSVP required by 9/25. RSVP now ยป


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Mattias Kumm is the Inge Rennert Professor of Law and has taught at NYU since 2000. His research and teaching focuses on basic issues in Global, European and Comparative Public Law. He also holds a Research Professorship on "Rule of Law in the Age of Globalization" and is Managing Head of the Rule of Law Center at the WZB in Berlin and a Professor of Law at Humboldt University. He was a Visiting Professor and John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization at Harvard Law School and has taught and lectured at leading universities worldwide. Professor Kumm holds a JSD from Harvard Law School and has pursued studies in law, philosophy, and political sciences at the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne, and Harvard University before he joined NYU.

Professor Kumm's research and teaching focuses on basic issues in Global, European and Comparative Public Law. His work emphasizes the analytical and normative connection between laws, claims to legitimate authority and the institutional conditions under which such claims can be made plausible. Professor Kumm lives and works in New York City and Berlin.