Stephen L. Carter

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Location Hall of Philosophy

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Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale, where he has taught for more than 35 years. He is the author of six best-selling novels, including The Emperor of Ocean Park, which spent 11 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, and The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln, along with many short stories. He has published eight nonfiction books, including among others The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion and Civility: Manners, Morals, and the Etiquette of Democracy, and, most recently The Violence of Peace: America’s Wars in the Age of Obama. His next book, to be published in the fall of 2018, is Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster

Stephen Carter is the author of over 50 articles in law reviews and other professional journals, and over 500 op-ed pieces. He is a columnist for Bloomberg View, and formerly blogged about professional football for the Washington Post. He is a member of several professional associations and serves on the board of trustees of the Aspen Institute.

Carter is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School. He served as a law clerk for United States Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and was the interviewer for Marshall’s official oral history. Carter and his wife live not far from New Haven, Connecticut. They have two adult children.