Professor Damrosch Named Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar
Lori Damrosch is among an elite group of 13 men and women selected as 2007-08 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars. Tapped by a committee of Phi Beta Kappa senior officers, Prof. Damrosch joins the ranks of past scholars such as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ‘59, Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, and recipients of the Nobel and Wolf Prizes for scientific achievement.
Prof. Damrosch, the Henry L. Moses Professor of International Law and Organization, will meet with students and faculty, participate in classroom discussions, and deliver a series of open lectures at colleges and universities nationwide that house Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapters. Lecture topics proposed by Prof. Damrosch, a scholar of international law and United States foreign relations and co-editor of the American Journal of International Law, include the interactions between international courts and U.S. courts, and the role of legislatures in war. The campus visiting schedule, to be finalized in late spring, will give priority to those institutions outside of major metropolitan areas or those with limited resources to host guest speakers.
For 50 years, the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars program has sent distinguished experts in the liberal arts and sciences to enhance the intellectual life of campuses around the country.