2012-2013 Fellows

Thematic Fellows

The theme for our fourth year, 2012-2013, devised in consultation between Professors J.H.H. Weiler, Samuel Issacharoff and Richard H. Pildes is The Burden of Democracy.

Bruce Cain

Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and Director
Designate of the Bill Lane Center for the American West.


Fixing US Democracy

Alessandra Casella

Professor of Economics at Columbia University and Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, Ma) and the Center for Economic Policy Research (London, UK). 


Individual Incentives and Public Policy: Applications to Voting and Very Tentative Thoughts about Migration

Working Paper:

Reforming Senate Rules for Judicial Nominations
Alessandra Casella, Sébastien Turban, and Gregory Wawro

Bernard Grofman

1972 Ph.D. in political science, whose research deals with empirical democratic theory, representation and constitutional design, has been at the University of California, Irvine since 1976.


Evaluating 2011-12 Congressional Redistricting in the Western States

Working Paper:

Redistricting Commissions in the Western United States
Peter Miller and Bernard Grofman

Ellen Lust

Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Yale University. 


Social Networks and Elections: Insights from the Arab World

Kalypso Nicolaïdis

Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for International Studies at the University of Oxford.


The Crisis of European Demoi-cracy

Pasquale Pasquino

Global Distinguished Professor of Politics at New York University and a Senior Fellow at the at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Centre de Théorie du Droit (CNRS) in Paris.


Divided Power. Constitutional Adjudication in Contemporary Democracies

Working Paper:

A Political Theory of Constitutional Democracy. 
On Legitimacy of Constitutional Courts in Stable Liberal Democracies

Nancy Rosenblum

Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government in the Department of Government at Harvard University where she served as Chair from 2004 to 2010.


Good Neighbor Nation: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America


Good Neighbor Nation: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America Taking Offense and Speaking Out

Jack Snyder

Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations in the political science department at Columbia University. 


Human Rights Pragmatism in Political Transitions


The Lessons of Abolitionism for Human Rights Strategy: Zealots, Brokers, and the Rhetoric of Coalition Politics

At-Large Fellows

Gerald Blidstein

Professor Emeritus in the Goren Goldstein Department of Jewish Thought at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.


Maimonides on the Education and The Study of Torah

Stephen Gardbaum

MacArthur Foundation Professor of International Justice and Human Rights at UCLA School of Law, and the 2011-12 Guggenheim Fellow in constitutional studies.


Comparative Separation of Powers


Separation of Powers and the Growth of Judicial Review (Or Why has the Model of Legislative Supremacy Mostly Been Withdrawn from Sale?)

Avishai Margalit

One of the foremost thinkers and commentators on the contemporary human condition, the moral issues of our time, and current problems facing Western societies.


Normative Aspect of Betrayal – Moral and Legal

Philippe Raynaud

Professor of Political Science at the University of Panthéon-Assas since 1997. 


Legal Positivism, Moral Scepticism and the Moral Visions of the Constitutional Courts


The Sceptic and the Law
Truth, Law and Justice in Modern Philosophy

Ruti Teitel

Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law, New York Law School, Visiting Professor, London School of Economics, and Affiliated Visiting Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 


Justice for the disappeared: legal or political? 
The emergence of a right to accountability in the Inter-American and European Courts of Human Rights