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Professor Jean-Marc Coicaud Named Carnegie Global Ethics Fellow

October 12, 2012 – 

Jean-Marc Coicaud, Professor of Law and Global Affairs at Rutgers School of Law–Newark and Director of the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University, has been named a Global Ethics Fellow by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

Global Ethics Fellows are a key part of the Carnegie Council’s Global Ethics Network, which supports educational institutions in the development of research, curricula, and partnerships to help think about ethics at the global level, within and among nations, in new ways. Global Ethics Fellows serve as leaders at their home institutions to facilitate participation in the Global Ethics Network, plan events, and further encourage their university communities to understand the role of ethics in international affairs.

As a Global Ethics Fellow, Professor Coicaud will focus on intercultural global ethics, international law and global ethics, and the institutionalization of global ethics. “This fellowship will help the Rutgers community to come together around issues of ethics in global affairs,” Coicaud said. “In particular I intend to have the Rutgers Division of Global Affairs, its student and faculty community, the Law School, and the international initiatives conducted in the context of the Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers) benefiting from the intellectual and institutional contacts that come with the fellowship.”

Professor Coicaud is one of 11 new Carnegie Global Ethics Fellows chosen from a pool of scholars from around the world and belonging to a variety of academic disciplines such as philosophy, law, economics, political science, and history. Fellows are identified for their expertise and are expected to work in an interdisciplinary fashion, including at the crossroads of theory and practice.

Prior to joining Rutgers, Coicaud served as the Director of the United Nations University Office in New York. He has also held positions as the Senior Academic Officer and Director of Studies at the UNU Headquarters in Tokyo, member of the speechwriting team of former United Nations Secretary-General Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and adviser to the Guatemalan Office of the UN Department of Political Affairs. He also worked for the French Foreign Service and the European Union. His writings in the fields of comparative politics, political and legal theory, international relations, and international law – which include 14 books and more than 60 chapters and articles – are available in English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, and Arabic.