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Opening Speaker: Jamie Mayerfeld | Closing Speaker: TBD



Author of "The Promise of Human Rights: Constitutional Government, Democratic Legitimacy, and International Law";
Professor of Political Science and Law, Society, and Justice, University of Washington



Dr. Jamie Mayerfeld is Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor in Law, Societies, and Justice at the University of Washington. He is also a faculty associate of the Center for Human Rights and an associate faculty member of the Program on Values.

Mayerfeld specializes in political theory and human rights. He is the author most recently of The Promise of Human Rights: Constitutional Government, Democratic Legitimacy, and International Law. In this book, he develops an account of constitutional democracy as a cooperative project enlisting both domestic and international guardians to strengthen the protection of human rights. His other publications include Suffering and Moral Responsibility and articles on various topics in political theory, moral philosophy, human rights, and international criminal law.

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Mayerfeld has taught courses on the history of political thought; democratic theory; contemporary theories of justice; nationalism; human rights theory; religion, secularism, and toleration; the philosophy of punishment; human rights law; US constitutional law; and US detention policy in Guantanamo Bay.

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