Deb Chasman, 2018-19 Fellow-in-Residence and Editor-in-Chief of Boston Review, conducted a fascinating interview with Merve Emre on personality tests like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. In their conversation, they explore "what the test really measures and what it misses, how it has come to function as a form of divination and therapy in an age of secular alienation, and why its claims of innateness are at odds with richer understandings of personality and character."
Mathias Risse has been named the Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School, and is the new faculty director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Congratulations, Mathias!... Read more about Exciting News about Mathias Risse
Emanuela Ceva, our visiting Fulbright Scholar in the spring of 2018, has a new article in the Journal of Political Philosophy. The article, "Personal Trust, Public Accountability, and the Justification of Whistleblowing," co-written by Michele Bocchiola, was partially written during Emanuela's time at the Center.
Faculty Committee member Dick Fallon's new book, Law and Legitimacy in the Supreme Court (Harvard University Press, 2018), has won the Thomas M. Cooley Book Prize given by the Georgetown Center on the Constitution. The Cooley Prize was established last year to draw academic and public attention to a book that makes an important scholarly contribution to our understanding of the Constitution.
Georgetown Law will award the $50,000 prize to Professor Fallon on April 11, 2019. The evening event will feature the inaugural Thomas M. Cooley Judicial Lecture,...
Nicholas Papaspyrou (Graduate Fellow 1998-99), Assistant Professor of Public Law at the University of Athens, has a new book from Hart Publishing. Constitutional Argument and Institutional Structure in the United States develops ideas first explored in his dissertation at Harvard Law School and discussed with members of the Center during his fellowship at EJSCE.
Faculty Associate Martha Minow, the Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence at Harvard Law School, a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, and former Dean of Harvard Law School, has been named a University Professor. This is the University's highest faculty honor.
Minow has twice served as Acting Director of the Center, during the academic years 1993-94 and 2000-01, while Professor Dennis F. Thompson was on sabbatical leave. Additionally, Minow was Senior Scholar in Ethics in 1991-92 and was a charter member of the Faculty Committee, serving in...