P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Paul Linden-Retek, 2011

PhD/JD, Yale University

Paul Linden-Retek is an immigrant from Czech Republic

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD/JD in Law, Political Theory and Law at Yale University

PAUL LINDEN-RETEK is completing a Ph.D. in Political Theory at Yale University.

Paul was six years old when he came to this country from then-Czechoslovakia.

Paul is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science, Yale University, where his research focuses on the political philosophy of European integration, cosmopolitan constitutionalism, and law and the humanities. At Yale College, he has taught on the politics and theory of human rights, law and globalization, and the moral foundations of politics. Paul has worked previously as a legal adviser in the Human Rights Section, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic; the Legal Unit, International Civilian Office/EU Special Representative, Kosovo; and the EU Department, Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and an A.B. from Harvard University.

  • PhD Law, Political Theory | Yale University 2018
  • JD Law | Yale University 2012
  • BA Social Studies | Harvard University 2008
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