Ruth Gavison, PhD, is one of Israel's leading public intellectuals and legal thinkers. She is currently serving as Haim H. Cohn Professor of Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she teaches legal theory and human rights.
Richard Shweder is William Claude Reavis Distinguished Service Professor of Human Development at the University of Chicago. Adam Kissel, is Director, Individual Rights Defense Program at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.
On the day Obama was elected President, two members of the New Black Panther Party dressed in paramilitary uniforms with jack boots and berets stood within a few feet of the doors of a polling place in Philadelphia yelling racially-charged threats at poll watchers and potential voters. One of them swung a billy
2L James Tierney will discuss a forthcoming book chapter he co-authored with Professor Roger Alford at Pepperdine Law, arguing that cognitive moral reasoning processes are crucial for understanding whether and how people talk about compliance with international law. The chapter will be published in the upcoming "The Role of Ethics in International Law."