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The Columbia University Seminar on Twentieth Century Politics and Society presents




A talk by Jeremy Kessler


November 11

4:30-6:30 pm

Free & open to the pubic

Columbia University Faculty House (directions)


Jeremy Kessler is Associate Professor of Law (Designate) at Columbia Law School. He is a legal historian whose scholarship focuses on First Amendment law, administrative law, and constitutional law generally. His research traces how the rise and fall of the American draft transformed the relationship between civil liberties law and the administrative state. Kessler received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2013. He will join the Columbia Law faculty in July 2015 after serving as the David Berg Foundation Fellow at the Tikvah Center for Law & Jewish Civilization at New York University. His article, “The Invention of a Human Right: Conscientious Objection at the United Nations, 1947-2011,” recently appeared in the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. Kessler also writes about law and history for a range of non-academic publications, including The New Republicn+1, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.


An optional dinner directly follows the talk. All are welcome to come. We will dine in Faculty House at 6:30 pm. Meals, buffet style, cost $25 (payment by check only). Please sign up for dinner at and provide two days’ notice if you cannot attend.