Samuel Moyn

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American historian

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Samuel Moyn was born in 1972. He earned a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D from the University of California Berkeley and a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.

He is notable for his research in human rights, international law, war, political and legal thought, historical theory, and modern European intellectual history. His first book, Origins of the Other: Emmanuel Levinas between Revelation and Ethics, was published in 2005, and his most recent work, Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World, was published in 2018. He has won numerous fellowships and honors from organizations such as the Berggruen Institute and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. His written works have won the Morris Forkosch Prize and the Halpern Milton Memorial Book Prize and he was honored by undergraduate students at Columbia University, who gave him the Mark van Doren Teaching Award.

Today, he continues his work as a Professor of Jurisprudence and History at Yale University, while researching and writing a new book about the origins of humane war for Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. He is also a guest columnist for such publications as The New York Times, Boston Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and many more.

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According to Wikipedia, Samuel Aaron Moyn is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and Professor of History at Yale University, which he joined in July 2017. Previously, he was a professor of history at Columbia University for thirteen years and a professor of history and of law at Harvard University for three years. His research interests are in modern European intellectual history, with special interests in France and Germany, political and legal thought, historical and critical theory, and Jewish studies.

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