SVRSP Rousseau Lectures 2017

  Prof. John Mikhail
  Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

  "The Sense of Justice, Public Duty, and Private Interest in the Age of Trump"

  15 - 17 November 2017, University of Zurich
15 November 2017, 6 pm, Aula (KOL-G-201)
  16 November 2017, 6 pm, Aula (KOL-G-201)
  17 November 2017, 4-6 pm, Seminar (registration required)
  With comments by:
Prof. Dr. Monika Betzler, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
  Prof. Dr. Francis Cheneval, University of Zurich
  Dr. Dr. h.c. Gret Haller, former National Councillor and Publicist
  Dr. Anne Kühler, University of Zurich
  Prof. Dr. Lutz Wingert, ETH Zurich
  Prof. Dr. Simone Zurbuchen Pittlik, University of Lausanne

  Further information can be found in the brochure.

The Swiss Association for Legal and Social Philosophy and the University of Zurich would like to invite you to the first SVRSP Rousseau Lectures. The lectures would like to contribute to the public debate on fundamental questions of law, state, international order and justice. In times in which political conflicts in democratic constitutional states are widespread and the international order is undergoing a profound crisis, it is essential to reaffirm the foundations of legal orders in order to defend them against enemies as well as against indifference or carelessness.

Prof. John Mikhail (Georgetown University, Washington D.C.) is addressing such basic questions in his two-part lectures on «The Sense of Justice, Private Interest, and Public Duty in the Age of Trump». The lectures will embody both historical as well as substantive and contemporary perspectives of legal philosophy.

The lectures on the evenings of 15 and 16 November 2017 are public and no registration is required. If you wish to attend the seminar on 17 November, please register until 31 October (Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.).

Please find all further information in this brochure: SVRSP Rousseau Lectures Program.

The SVRSP Rousseau Lectures will be held biannually at different Swiss Universities. We are looking forward to welcoming you to their premiere in Zurich!


The Rouseau Lectures have been recorded and are accessible via the following links:

Lecture I - Rawls, Rousseau, and the Sense of Justice - 15.11.2017

Lecture II - The Sense of Justice in the Age of Trump - 16.11.2017