Bruce Ackerman

Bruce Ackerman is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale. He is a Commander of the French Order of Merit, and a recipient of the Henry Phillips Prize awarded by American Philosophical Society for lifetime achievement in Jurisprudence. His recent work, Revolutionary Constitutions, explores the continuing legacy of the American and French Revolutions in shaping national responses to the current global legitimacy-crisis. His book, Before the Next Attack (2006), served as an important resource in the recent reform of the French constitution dealing with emergency powers. His on-going contributions has led Prospect Magazine to name him one of the world’s “Top Fifty Thinkers for 2020.”