Supreme Court expert to speak at Max Rosenn Lecture

Julianna Salvato, Correspondent

Noah Feldman, the speaker for this year’s Max Rosenn Lecture Series in Law and Humanities, is an expert in the areas of international affairs and what he calls “the intersection of ideas and real world politics.”

Feldman’s lecture topic at Wilkes University is “Supreme Court 2013: What’s Happening Now and What the Future Holds.”

“The speaker is chosen by a committee from suggestions that are submitted,” Director of Special Events Rebecca VanJura said.

Feldman’s expertise ranges from the U.S. Supreme Court to international affairs, U.S.-China relations, the future of Islam and democracy in the Middle East, according to VanJura.

Feldman is the Bemis Professor of international law at Harvard University as well as a senior fellow in the Society of Fellows. He also writes for “The New York Times Magazine” and “Bloomberg View.”

He is the author of five books, speaks five languages and is an expert on Islamic philosophy and law, the separation of church and state and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Feldman has served as senior constitutional adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and advised members of the Iraqi Governing Council on drafting the interim constitution.

“Esquire” magazine named him one of the “75 most influential people of the 21st century” and Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan calls him “one of the stars of his generation.”

The annual Max Rosenn Lecture Series in Law and Humanities is named for Judge Max Rosenn, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to law. Rosenn served on the United States Court of Appeals since 1970.

Noah Feldman is scheduled to join the ranks of speakers who have honored Rosenn with their lectures 7:30 p.m. on April 28, at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center. This lecture is free and open to the public.