Matthew Specter

Associate Editor of History and Theory

Institute of European Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Matthew Specter received his BA in modern European intellectual history and social theory from Brown University and his MA and PhD in modern European history from Duke University.

He is the author of Habermas: An Intellectual Biography (2010), and a contributor to the Oxford Handbook of Carl Schmitt (2014).

His current research focuses on modern German political thought as well as the global history of human rights and international law. He is completing a book for Stanford University Press with the title Atlantic Realisms, 1890-1980: Political Thought and Foreign Policy

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