WILKES-BARRE, PA. (March 5, 2013) – Noah Feldman, author and Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard University, will deliver the 2013 Max Rosenn Lecture Series in Law and Humanities on Sunday, April 28 at Wilkes University. Feldman will speak about “The Supreme Court: What’s Happening Now and What The Future Holds.” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts.
Feldman, who writes a weekly column for Bloomberg View and is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, was named one of the “75 most influential people of the 21st century” by Esquire magazine. He is an expert on Islamic philosophy and law, the separation of church and state, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Feldman also served as a senior constitutional adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq during the drafting of Iraq’s constitution.
Feldman is the author of Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR’s Great Justices, which Publishers Weekly called "a first-rate work of narrative history that succeeds in bringing the intellectual and political battles of the post-Roosevelt Court vividly to life." His previous books include The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State, Divided by God, What We Owe Iraq, and After Jihad.
Feldman earned his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in Near Eastern languages and civilizations from Harvard University, a doctorate in Islamic thought from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and a law degree from Yale Law School.
The Max Rosenn Lecture Series in Law and Humanities was established in memory of the Honorable Max Rosenn, senior judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The Lecture Series was started in 1980 by Rosenn’s former law clerks and former law firm Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, with the assistance of family and friends.
For more information on the Max Rosenn Lecture Series in Law and Humanities, contact Rebecca Van Jura at (800) WILKES-U, ext. 4306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.