Yale Professor to Be Awarded the 2012 Leopold Lucas Prize

Seyla Benhabib, the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, has been selected to receive the 2012 Leopold Lucas Prize. The award will be presented at the University of Tubingen in Germany this May.

The prize honors the memory of the rabbi and scholar Leopold Lucas, who died at Theresienstadt concentration camp in 1943.  The award is given for “outstanding achievement in the fields of theology, history, or philosophy, focusing on individuals whose work promotes tolerance among nations and religions.”

A native of Istanbul, Professor Benhabib is a graduate of Brandeis University and holds a Ph.D. from Yale University. Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, she taught at Harvard University, Stony Brook University, Boston University, and the New School.

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