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5 mars 2014

Valparaiso Univ. Law School’s, Call for Papers: "Hans Kelsen in America. An Interdisciplinary Conference", June 27-28, 2014

Information transmise par Fr. Audren:
Valparaiso University Law School’s Hyde Park, Chicago Venue
Call for Papers

Hans Kelsen in America
An Interdisciplinary Conference

June 27-28, 2014

Forced from his university post in Germany because of his Jewish ancestry, Hans Kelsen fled to Geneva in 1933 and to the United States in 1940. By that time, Kelsen’s reputation was already well-established in the United States. In 1934, Roscoe Pound lauded Kelsen as “undoubtedly the leading jurist of the time.” But Kelsen’s academic stature transcended law. His influence was also felt in the fields of philosophy, sociology, political theory and international relations. 

Nevertheless, to this day, Kelsen and his ideas are rarely considered in the U.S. academy. The conference has the two-fold aim of exploring the reasons for Kelsen’s lack of influence in the United States and proposing ways in which Kelsen’s approach to legal, political and international relations theory could be relevant to current debates in the U.S. academy in those areas.

Scholars currently committed to participating include:
  • Jochen von Bernstorff, University of Tübingen
  • Brian Bix, University of Minnesota
  • Michael Steven Green, College of William and Mary
  • Clemens Jabloner, Hans-Kelsen-Institut, Vienna, Austria
  • Jörg Kammerhofer, University of Freiburg
  • Jeffrey Lipshaw, Suffolk University
  • Nicoletta Ladavac, Thémis, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Thomas Olechowski, Hans-Kelsen Institut, Vienna, Austria
  • William Scheuerman, Indiana University
  • Jeremy Telman, Valparaiso University
  • Lars Vinx, Bilkent University

We would welcome additional submissions from all disciplines. In addition, we can offer $200 in subsidies to up to five graduate students who wish to attend (whether or not they present papers). Those interested in attending or in presenting at the conference should send inquiries and abstracts to

We anticipate publication of the proceedings.

Supported by a Grant from the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies.