Paul Linden-Retek

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Paul Linden-Retek is a Robina Foundation Visiting Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science, where his research focuses on the political philosophy of European integration, cosmopolitan constitutionalism, and law and the humanities. At Yale College, he has taught on the politics and theory of human rights, law and globalization, public international law, and the moral foundations of politics. He sits on the Advisory Committee of the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights at Yale. Paul has 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. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and an A.B. from Harvard University.


The time of law: Europe’s crisis and the future of post-national constitutionalism

Committee: Professors Seyla Benhabib (chair), Bruce Ackerman, Helene Landemore, and Paul Kahn (Yale Law School) 


‘Cosmopolitan law and time: Toward a theory of constitutionalism and solidarity in transition’ (2015) 4(2) Global Constitutionalism 157.

‘The spirit and task of democratic cosmopolitanism: European political identity at the limits of transnational law’ (2012) 8 (8) Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy 175.

‘Supervised independence and post-conflict sovereignty: The dynamics of hybridity in Kosovo’s new constitutional court’ Yale Journal of International Law, Fall 2010 (co-author with Steven Hill). 

‘How refugees can save Europe’ Boston Review, 27 January 2016, 


Fields of Interest: 
Political Theory