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Ryan Goodman, CEPA Public Lecture

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New York University School of Law

Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights Through International Law


Uptown Campus
Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC)
Stibbs Room

Event Details

Open to the public

Admission: Free

Event Type: Ethics and Public Affairs Lectures

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Ethics and Public Affairs

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About The Speaker

Ryan Goodman is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law as well a Professor of both Politics and Sociology at NYU. Prior to his current appointment, Professor Goodman was the inaugural Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Harvard Law School.

The author of dozens of articles on public international law, international human rights law, and international relations, Professor Goodman has also published six books and edited volumes, including Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International Law, with Derek Jinks (Oxford University Press, 2013); International Human Rights, with Philip Alston (Oxford University Press, 2012); and Interrogations, Forced Feedings, and the Role of Health Professionals, with Mindy Jane Roseman (Harvard University Press, 2009). He is also co-editor-in-chief of the national security blog, JustSecurity.org. Professor Goodman’s work has made significant contributions to the evaluation of human rights treaties and has yielded important insights for the design of international law and institutions.

Professor Goodman has previously clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has also worked at the U.S. Department of State, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and nongovernmental organizations in countries around the world including India, South Africa, Thailand, and the United States. A graduate of Yale Law School, Professor Goodman also holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Yale University. He has a rich history of editorial work, currently serving as a member of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law and previously serving as an articles editor of the Yale Law Journal. He is a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.