The 2010-11 Eckstein Lecture has been canceled due to inclement weather conditions in the Northeast where the scheduled speaker resides.  If rescheduled, new details will be posted here.

The UCI Center for the Study of Democracy, UCI Department of Political Science, and UC Irvine School of Law present the 2010-11 Eckstein Lecture:

“International State of Emergency”
with Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University
Thursday, January 27, 2011
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Engineering Lecture Hall (ELH), Room 100

Kim Lane Scheppele is the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values, and director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University.  A graduate of Barnard College (A.B.) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D.), she has taught law, political science, public policy, gender studies, and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Michigan, and Central European University, Budapest.  Her many publications include scholarly articles in law reviews and academic journals and the award-winning Legal Secrets: Equality and Efficiency in the Common Law (University of Chicago Press).  After the revolutions of 1989, she focused her attention on the transformation of the countries under Soviet domination into constitutional rule-of-law states.  Since 9/11, she has researched the effects of the international "war on terror" on constitutional protections around the world.  Her forthcoming book, Judging After 9/11, will be published in early 2012 by Harvard University Press.

This event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, please call 949-824-2904.

About the Eckstein Lecture:
Established in 1999, the annual Eckstein Lecture recognizes Harry Eckstein for his scholarly contributions to the study of democracy and his role in cofounding the UCI Center for the Study of Democracy. Eckstein was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1970-99), fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford (1958-59), Guggenheim fellow (1974), American Political Science Association vice president (1981-82), editor (1960-63) and member of the editorial board of World Politics (1960-80), a founding member of the editorial board of Comparative Political Studies (1966-99), IBM Professor of International Studies at Princeton University (1969-80), UC Irvine's first Distinguished Professor (1980-93) and then Distinguished Research Professor (1993-99) of political science at UC Irvine. Eckstein came to the United States as a young child as part of an exodus from the Third Reich that became known as the One Thousand Children.  Learn more at


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