An intellectual and humanist, Samuel Moyn’s work focuses on human rights and the laws of war. In conversation with Ben Saul, Moyn explains why the idea of “humane war” is not an oxymoron.
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Samuel Moyn is Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and History at Yale University. He is a fellow of the new Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft and has written for publications including the Atlantic, Guardian, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. His books include The Last Utopia, Not Enough and Humane. His latest book is Liberalism against Itself: Cold War Intellectuals and the Making of Our Times.
Ben Saul is Challis Chair of International Law at The University of Sydney and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on protecting human rights while countering terrorism. He has published 20 books and hundreds of scholarly articles. Ben has taught at Oxford, Harvard, The Hague and Xiamen Academies of International Law, and in Europe and Asia; practised in international tribunals; advised governments, NGOs and the UN; worked in over 35 countries; and appeared regularly in the international media.