Mark Somos holds a BA in History and an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History from Cambridge, an AM in Government and Social Policy and a PhD in Political Science from Harvard, an LLM in International Security and Law from Sussex, and a PhD in Law from Leiden. 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, Mark 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 at a global consultancy firm based in London. He published extensively on international law, secularization, migration, political ethics and civil society, and has taught courses at Harvard, Sussex and Tufts on subjects ranging from leadership and American political thought through the Crusades and international ethics to the history of democracy and human rights.
Mark Somo's talk is part of the Intellectual History Workshop series.