Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies
The Roberta Buffett Visiting Professorship in International Studies, created through a gift from Roberta “Bertie” Buffett Elliott, brings to campus leading scholars from around the world to build international scholarly relationships and to provide educational opportunities for Northwestern students.
Jean-Marc Coicaud, Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies, is a professor of law and global affairs and director of the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University. He is also a Global Ethics Fellow with The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. He holds a PhD in political science-law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a Doctorat d'État in political theory from the Institut d'Études Politiques of Paris. He has published fourteen books and more than sixty essays in the fields of comparative politics, political and legal theory, and international law. Prior to joining Rutgers he served as the Director of the United Nations University Office at the UN Headquarters (2003-2011), the speechwriter for Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1996-2003), and a fellow at Harvard University Law School (1986-1992).
Coicaud will deliver the lecture Internationalization of the Mind, Geopolitics of Knowledge and the Future of Higher Education on Monday, May 13, at 4pm in the Guild Lounge, Scott Hall, 601 University Place, Evanston, Illinois.