David Kennedy (jurist)
|Born||1954 (age 61–62)|
|Alma mater||Harvard Law School
David W. Kennedy (born 1954) is an American academic and legal scholar known for his work on, and criticism of, international law. As of 2009[update] he holds an appointment as Vice President International Affairs at Brown University, and the endowed chair as David and Marianna Fisher University Professor of International Relations, taking up these positions from January 1, 2008. Kennedy was formerly the Manley Hudson Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and director of its European Law Research Center. Between 2008 and 2009, Kennedy served as the Director of Brown's Watson Institute for International Studies where he inaugurated BIARI, an interdisciplinary workshop that focused on contemporary issues in global governance. After serving at Brown, Prof. Kennedy returned to Harvard Law School, and he is currently the Director of the newly formed Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP).
Life and career
David Kennedy obtained his A.B. from Brown in 1976, graduating cum laude. In 1979 he completed a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He then attended Harvard Law School to be awarded his J.D. (magna cum laude) in 1980, after which he was admitted to the Bar in the District of Columbia. Kennedy returned to the Tufts and the Fletcher school to complete his doctoral studies, obtaining a PhD in international law and organizations, law and economic development in 1984.
In 1981 Kennedy took up a position as lecturer in Law at Harvard. Over the next 25 years Kennedy held a succession of academic appointments at Harvard, progressing through the academic ranks as assistant professor, professor, and faculty director.
Visiting professorships and scholarships held by Kennedy during his career include at Kiel and Hamburg universities (1980–81), the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), the University of Toronto (1998/99), University of Paris X, Nanterre (multiple appointments from 1995 to 2006), Australian National University (2000), University of Turin (2001/02) and the University of Freiburg (2007/08).
Research and publications
He is one of the leaders of New Stream or New Approaches to International Law movement which draws from Critical Legal Studies and other methodological sources to engage international law. His book Dark Sides of Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism (2005) offers a critique of the international human rights movement and puts forward an alternative vision of global governance. In addition to dozens of articles on legal history and theory, Kennedy has authored three other books, most recently, The Canon of American Legal Thought (edited with William W. Fisher, 2006), and Of War and Law (2006).
- Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
- "David Kennedy Named Vice President for International Affairs" (Press release). Brown University Media Relations. 13 October 2007. Retrieved 2009-01-30.
- "David Kennedy: Curriculum Vitae". International Affairs - People. Brown University. 2008. Archived from the original on January 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-30.
- Works by or about David Kennedy in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Harvard Law School, faculty profile for David Kennedy
- Watson Institute, faculty profile for David Kennedy
- David Kennedy named VP of International Affairs, Brown University
- Fletcher Alumnus, Professor David Kennedy, publishes, The Dark Sides of Virtue
- Teaching Militarists How to Cover Their Tracks
- September 28, 2006 lecture on the book Of Law and War