The Ph.D. Program in History

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Nov. 11 Columbia University’s Seminar on Twentieth Century Politics and Society: Conscription against Communism



Conscription Against Communism:A talk by Jeremy Kessler

October 7, 2014

4:30-6:30 pm

Columbia Faculty House
64 Morningside Dr.
New York, NY 10027

Free & open to the public

Jeremy Kessler is Associate Professor of Law (Designate) at Columbia Law School. He is a legal historian whose scholarship focuses on First Amendment law, administrative law, and constitutional law generally. His research traces how the rise and fall of the American draft transformed the relationship between civil liberties law and the administrative state. Kessler received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2013. He will join the Columbia Law faculty in July 2015 after serving as the David Berg Foundation Fellow at the Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization at New York University. His article, “The Invention of a Human Right: Conscientious Objection at the United Nations, 1947-2011,” recently appeared in the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. Kessler also writes about law and history for a range of non-academic publications, including The New Republic, n+1, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.


An optional dinner follows the talk. All are welcome at dinner. We will dine in Faculty House at 6:30 pm. Meals, buffet style, cost $25 (payment by check only).  RSVP for dinner to  saw2156@columbia.eduThere is no need to register for the talk alone. If you sign up for dinner, please give two days’ notice to cancel.

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