Seyla Benhabib

Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science & Philosophy

Yale University

Seyla Benhabib is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University and was Director of the Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics (2002-2008). Her most recent books include Dignity in Adversity. Human Rights in Troubled Times (Polity Press, 2011); Equality and Difference. Human Dignity and Popular Sovereignty in the Mirror of Political Modernity (Lucas prize Lecture in English and German: Mohr Siebeck Publishers, 2013) and The Democratic Disconnect. Citizenship and Accountability in the Transatlantic Community, with David Cameron et. al. (Transatlantic Academy, Washington DC, 2013). Her honors include the Ernst Bloch prize (2009) for her contributions to cultural dialogue in a global civilization and the Leopold Lucas Prize of the Evangelical Academy of Tubingen (2012).