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Paul Linden-Retek, PhD expected May 2018 (Political Theory ) | Website | Yale.Academia

Dissertation: The Law In Our Time: Post-National Constitutionalism And The Future Of The European Project (Advisors List: Seyla Benhabib, Bruce Ackerman, Helene Landemore, and Paul W. Kahn)

I am a Robina Foundation Visiting Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science, Yale University, where my research focuses on the political philosophy of European integration, cosmopolitan constitutionalism, and law and the humanities.

My dissertation develops a theory of post-national sovereignty, solidarity, and constitutional law that draws on conceptions of identity and time from across Anglo-American legal theory, continental political and social thought, and European jurisprudence. My work has been published in Global Constitutionalism (2015), the Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy (2012), and the Yale Journal of International Law (2010).

At Yale College, I have taught on the politics and theory of human rights, law and globalization, public international law, political philosophy, and the moral foundations of politics. In 2014, I helped found the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights at Yale, where I now advise participating students and each fall co-teach an advanced human rights seminar.

I received my JD in 2012 from Yale Law School, where I was awarded the Jerome Sayles Hess Fund Prize for excellence in the field of international law and served as student director of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. I have worked previously as a legal adviser in the Human Rights Section, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic; the Legal Unit, International Civilian Office/EU Special Representative, Kosovo; and the EU Department, Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic.

Jerome Schafer, PhD expected May 2018 (Political Behavior, Political Economy, American Politics, Comparative Politics) | Website

Dissertation: Self-Control in Political Behavior (Advisors List: : Alan Gerber, Gregory Huber, Nicholas Barberis)

l study political behavior and political economy from a U.S. and comparative perspective. I am particularly interested in the psychological foundations of political preferences. In my dissertation, I focus on the role of self-control in political behavior.

My current research agenda investigates a) the psychological origins of interpersonal differences in time preferences, b) situational triggers for self-control problems, and c) their consequences for outcomes such as political participation and support for public investment. The goal is to study how policy interventions may encourage citizens to make more patient political decisions.