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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

Global Governance, Human Rights and the Responsibility to Protect


Friday, November 1, 2013
2:00 p.m.
Stokes Hall, 195S
Boston College

with Cristina Lafont,
is Wender-Lewis Research and Teaching Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University

Part of the Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence.


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Cristina Lafont is Wender-Lewis Research and Teaching Professor of Philosophy (Ph.D. University of Frankfurt, 1992; Habilitation University of Frankfurt, 2000). She specializes in German philosophy, particularly hermeneutics and critical theory. She is the author of The Linguistic Turn in Hermeneutic Philosophy (MIT Press, 1999), Heidegger, Language, and World-disclosure (Cambridge University Press, 2000), Global Governance and Human Rights (Spinoza Lecture Series, van Gorcum, 2012), and co-editor of the Habermas Handbuch (Metzler Verlag, 2010). She has also published numerous articles in contemporary moral and political philosophy. In 2011 she was named to the Spinoza Chair at the University of Amsterdam. One of her current research projects focuses on a defense of an ideal of deliberative democracy that could be implemented beyond national borders.