Reimagining the University in Times of War

Malachi Hacohen and Samuel Moyn

From the Spring 2023 Speaker Series: Reimagining the University. Other events in this series.

Samuel Moyn

Samuel Moyn is Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and History at Yale University. He has written several books in his fields of European intellectual history and human rights history, including The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (2010). His most recent books are Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World (2018), and Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War (2021).

Malachi Hacohen

Malachi Hacohen is Professor of History at Duke University and Director of the Religions and Public Life Initiative at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke. His book Karl Popper - The Formative Years, 1902-1945 won American Historical Association’s Herbert Baxter Adams Prize in 2001. His recent book Jacob & Esau: Jewish European History Between Nation & Empire won the Center for Austrian Studies biennial book prize in 2020.


Shahrzad Sabet

Shahrzad Sabet is Co-Director of the Center on Modernity in Transition (COMIT) and a Fellow at New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge. Her current book project, which spans a variety of disciplines, makes the case for a reimagined universalism that reconciles the oneness and the diversity of humankind.

Benjamin Schewel

Benjamin Schewel is Co-Director of the Center on Modernity in Transition (COMIT). He is author of Seven Ways of Looking at Religion (2017) and is currently working on a second book, Encountering the Axial Age, both from Yale University Press.

Spring 2023 Speaker Series

Reimagining the University

This series explores the historical foundations, contemporary patterns, and possible transformations of the modern research university. Co-sponsored by New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge and Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought.
Other events in this series