Seyla Benhabib

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Fellow, Berlin Center

Autumn 2018


Seyla Benhabib

Internationally renowned Philosopher and political scientist Seyla Benhabib works on the socio-political history of ideas as well as Feminist and Critical Theory. In her book The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents, and Citizens, she argues for a moral universalism and advocates porous borders. Her voice is often heard in the context of current political events, as, for instance, regarding the migration movements of 2015. Seyla Benhabib has been a visiting professor and fellow at a number of institutions, among them the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin and the NYU Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice. She is Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University.