Visiting Speakers

Andreas Kalyvas

Associate Professor of Political Science
New School for Social Research

Andreas Kalyvas works on democratic theory and the history of political ideas from ancient Greek and Roman to modern to contemporary continental political theory. In particular, my work focuses on the relationship between democracy and constitutionalism; problems of popular sovereignty, representation, and political autonomy; radical foundings, revolutionary breaks, and constitution making; the norm and the exception; emergency rule; citizenship and cosmopolitanism.

Amr Kamal

Assistant Professor of French and Arabic
The City College of New York, City University of New York

Amr Kamal received his PhD in Comparative Literature, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is currently working on his book manuscript based on his dissertation entitled " Empires and Emporia: Fictions of the Department Store in the Modern Mediterranean."

Kostis Karpozilos

Stavros Niarchos Postdoctoral Fellow
Columbia University

Kostis Karpozilos is an adjunct lecturerer, as well as a Stavros Niarchos Post-Doc Fellow at Columbia University. He has earned a degree in Modern Greek Literature at the University of Thessaloniki (2002), completed an M.A. in Historical Research at the University of Sheffield (2003) and a Ph.D. in History at the University of Crete (2010). His doctoral thesis entitled “Greek-American Workers, the Communist Movement and the Labor Unions (1900-1950): In Search of Labor Americanism in the Years of Great Depression” focused on Greek-American labor communities, social transformations in the Depression Decade and the New Deal dynamics, challenging thus the traditional viewpoint that presented the history of Greek immigration as a series of “ethnic successes” and “business accomplishments”.

Lawrence M.  Kaye

Co-Chair of the Art Law Group
Herrick, Feinstein LLP in New York

Among Larry's other accomplishments, he is noted for his representation of foreign governments, victims of the Holocaust, families of renowned artists and other claimants in connection with the recovery of art and antiquities. Larry was a lead attorney in the landmark case of Federal Republic of Germany v. Elicofon, in which two early masterpieces by Albrecht Durer, stolen at the end of the Second World War, were recovered and returned to the Weimar Art Museum. He represented the Republic of Turkey in its successful efforts to recover the fabled Lydian Hoard antiquities, long held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and some 1,800 ancient Greek and Lycian coins which Connoisseur Magazine called "The Hoard of the Century." Larry successfully represented the heirs of the Russian artist, Kazimir Severinovich Malevich, in connection with their claims against New York's Museum of Modern Art, Harvard University's Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the City of Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum. He presently represents many museums, collectors and foreign governments in connection with a variety of cultural property matters. Larry served as the Legal Advisor to the Republic of Turkey's delegation to the Diplomatic Conference held in Rome in June 1995, at which the UNIDROIT Convention on the International Return of Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects was adopted. He writes and lectures extensively on international art litigation and the repatriation of cultural property. He has presented papers at numerous academic and business symposiums, including, among others, forums sponsored by the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow, the United Kingdom Institute for Conservation, the American-Turkish Council, the Institute of International Business Law and Practice, Lloyd's of London Press, the American Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Columbia University, Brown University, University of Pennsylvania, Bard College, New York University, Princeton University, the American Institute of Archaeology, and many law schools, including Harvard, Villanova, Fordham, Texas Tech, Rutgers, Cardozo, Willamette and the University of Texas. While pursuing his law degree, Larry was Editor-In-Chief of the St. John's Law Review. He has served two terms as a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York's Art Law Committee and was the Program Chairman for their Cultural Property Roundtable in November 1996.

Paul Keegan


Paul Keegan is the editor of The Penguin Book of English Verse and The Collected Poems of Ted Hughes. He was Poetry Editor at Faber and Faber from 1999-2012.

Kevin Kenny

Professor of History
Boston College

Kevin Kenny is Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at Boston College, where he teaches courses on American immigration and global migration. He received his Ph.D. in American History from Columbia University in 1994. His books include Making Sense of the Molly Maguires (1998), The American Irish: A History (2000), Peaceable Kingdom Lost (2009), and most recently, Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction (2013).

Andreas Killen

Professor of History
The City College of New York

Professor Killen specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of modern Europe, especially Germany. The recipient of fellowships at the UCLA Humanities Consortium in Los Angeles and the Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, he recently completed a book on psychiatry and the invention of "nervousness" as a medical and cultural response to the modernizing process in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Germany.

Maxine Hong Kingston is the author of many works, including The Woman Warrior, her first book, which was published in 1976 and won the National Book Critics Circle Award, making her a literary celebrity at age thirty-six. Her second book, China Men, earned the National Book Award. Still today, both books are widely taught in literature and other classes.