Migration and Human Dignity from Genesis to the Present: A Contrarian View

Thu, Mar 7, 2019, 4:30 pm
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Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series
Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Lecture by Samuel Moyn, Yale University

Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History, Yale University, will present a lecture titled, “Migration and Human Dignity from Genesis to the Present: A Contrarian View.” 

Samuel Moyn is Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and a Professor of History at Yale University. He has written several books in his fields of European intellectual history and human rights history, including The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (2010), and edited or coedited a number of others. His most recent books are Christian Human Rights(2015), based on Mellon Distinguished Lectures at the University of Pennsylvania in fall 2014, and Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World (2018). Currently he is working on a new book on the origins of humane war for Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Over the years he has written in venues such as Boston Review, the Chronicle of Higher EducationDissentThe NationThe New Republic, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

This lecture is part of the year-long Mellon-Sawyer Seminar, "Global Migration: The Humanities and Social Sciences in Dialogue."

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