Events of the Department of Ethics, Law and Politics (in descending order)

Speaker: Moria Paz (Stanford)

"Between the Kingdom and the Desert Sun: Human Rights, Immigration, and Border Walls"

Joint Seminar Series 2015/16 "Diversity and Human Rights" & Special Lecture Series "Borders, Migrants and Refugees"
  • Date: Jan 20, 2016
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Speaker: Moria Paz (Stanford)
  • Moria Paz is a legal scholar focusing on the intersection of minorities, immigrants, international law, and human rights. She is currently working on two books, Network or State? International Law and The History of Jewish Self-Determination (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016) and The Law of Strangers – Critical Perspectives on Jewish Lawyering and International Legal Thought (co-edited with James Loeffler) (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2016). In 2015, her paper, Between the Kingdom and the Desert Sun: Human Rights, Immigration and Border Walls was selected as one of the best works of recent scholarship relating to immigration law in a review published by Jotwell. In 2014, her paper, the Tower of Babel: Human Rights and the Paradox of Language won the Law & Humanities Interdisciplinary Writing Competition and was selected by European Journal of International Law for its New Voices selection for 2014. In 2013, her paper The Failed Promise of Language Rights, was recognized in the New Voices Panel of the American Association of International Law (ASIL) and was selected for the Junior Faculty Forum for International Law. She also won the Laylin Prize for most outstanding paper in international law awarded by Harvard Law School (2007). Her papers have appeared in multiple journals, including Harvard International Law Journal, European Journal of International Law, and the American Society of International Law. Moria Paz is a Fellow at Stanford Law School. She received her S.J.D. doctoral degree from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, she was awarded a number of fellowships, including at the Hauser Center for Non-Profit Organizations, The European Law Research Center, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Before Harvard, she attended The School of Oriental and African Studies at The University of London (England) and Beijing Normal University (China).
  • Location: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Room: Library Hall
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