Dr. Jean-Marc Coicaud Elected to Prestigious European Academy

Rutgers Law Professor Jean-Marc Coicaud, Professor of Law and Global Affairs and the Director of the Division of Global Affairs, has been elected to the prestigious Academia Europaea, the European Academy of Sciences, made up of scientists and scholars of distinction.

“I am extremely honored to be elected a new member of the Academy,” he said.

Members are nominated by their peers and their research is reviewed before being elected. The Academy began in 1988 and has over 3,000 members, 52 of whom are Nobel Laureates. It is made up of leading experts who demonstrate the highest standards in scholarship, research and education.

“Rutgers Law School is proud to have among its faculty a scholar of such distinction,” said Reid K. Weisbord, Vice Dean resident in Newark. “Professor Coicaud has greatly enhanced our graduate curriculum through his deep knowledge and expertise in international law and global affairs. His research and prolific record of publication exemplifies the high standards of scholarship embodied by our Law School faculty.”

Professor Coicaud is also a Global Ethics Fellow for the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York.  His research focuses on multidisciplinary approaches at the intersections of social sciences, law and philosophy, especially as it relates to global legal and political theory and policy issues.

Over the years he has delivered close to 200 invited lectures around the world and has been a visiting scholar at the School of Public Policy at Tsinghua University (Beijing), Chuo University School of Law (Tokyo) and the Institutum Iurisprudentiae of Academia Sinica (Taipei).  He has published 15 books and more than 80 scholarly articles and book chapters in the fields of comparative politics, political theory, international law, international relations, and policy. He is currently working on a book about global justice that will be published by Cambridge University Press.

A native of France, where he studied at the Sorbonne and the Institute of Political Studies (SciencesPo) in Paris, Professor Coicaud first worked for the French Foreign Service and the European Union.  He came to the United States with an Arthur Sachs Scholar Fellowship to study at Harvard University. Following his time at Harvard, Professor Coicaud had a policy career at the global level with the United Nations.

“I intend to use this recognition as an opportunity to do more interdisciplinary work with colleagues at Rutgers and Academia Europaea,” he said. “In particular, I would like to further comparative and global scholarship by bringing together perspectives from Europe, the Americas and Asia, since these are my primary regions of interest.”

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