Mark Somos

Lecturer on Law

2013-2014

Biography

Mark Somos is the Research Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Sussex Law School. Before returning to Harvard, Mark was a Leverhulme Fellow at Sussex and a Rechtskulturen Fellow sponsored by the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin at Humboldt University Law School. Skeptical of the strict separation of theory from practice, Somos has been lucky to be able to combine political consultancy with academia for over twenty years. He established and ran a Political Risk Forecasting Division in Budapest, and served as Managing Director to a global consultancy firm based in Mayfair, London. He published extensively on international law, secularisation, constitutional history, commerce and peace, political ethics and civil society, and has designed and taught courses at Harvard, Sussex and Tufts on subjects ranging from American political thought, through ethics and international relations, to histories of democracy and of human rights.

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