PluriCourts Lunch Seminar: The Asymmetry Between Domestic and Global Legitimacy

Wednesday Lunch Seminar with postdoctoral fellow Matthias Brinkmann.

Matthias Brinkmann completed a dissertation in philosophy at the University of Oxford in 2017. Before he joined PluriCourts, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the "Political Philosophy, Policy and Law" program at the University of Virginia. 

His research focuses on the normative grounds of political legitimacy and authority, and related topics such as individual rights, liberalism, and democracy. He has also published on topics in political epistemology.

At PluriCourts he mainly works on a book project tentatively titled "Tools for Justice: Legitimate Power without Consent, Authority, or Public Justification", which defends the view that political institutions are justified on their ability to promote justice. 

For more information about the lunch, please contact Mahalet Tadesse.


PluriCourts Lunch Seminars are a forum for pluridisciplinary discussion of core issues relating to international courts and tribunals. PluriCourts scholars or invited speakers present new and ongoing research or comment on current questions.

Published Dec. 4, 2020 10:35 AM - Last modified Dec. 18, 2020 1:01 PM