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The Separation of Powers in Thought and Practice

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Thursday, September 20, 2012
5:00 p.m.
Higgins Hall, Room 300

with Jeremy Waldron
Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, University of Oxford; and Professor, NYU School of Law

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Jeremy Waldron is Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at All Souls College, University of Oxford and University Professor of Law, New York University School of Law. He earned his BA in Philosophy and LL.B. at the University of Otago, New Zealand and a D.Phil. in Law from Oxford University. Professor Waldron has published numerous books and articles, including The Right to Private Property (1988); God, Locke, and Equality: Christian Foundations of Locke’s Political Thought (2003); and Torture, Terror, and Trade-offs: Philosophy for the White House (2010). Waldron’s articles have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Review, and Law and Philosophy. His most recent book, The Harm in Hate Speech (2012), argues “powerfully that hate speech should be regulated as part of our commitment to human dignity and to inclusion and respect for members of vulnerable minorities.” He is also the recipient of the Phillips Prize,for Lifetime Achievement in Jurisprudence, from the American Philosophical Society in 2011 and was a fellow at the British Academy in the same year.

Prior to teaching at Oxford and NYU Law, Professor Waldron taught at Lincoln College, Oxford, University of Edinburgh, and has been Professor of Law in the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, University of California at Berkeley School of Law, Laurence S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics, Princeton University, and University Professor, Columbia University.