Stephen Holmes

Stephen Holmes is a professor of law at New York University. He is an expert on constitutional law and legal reforms in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Some of his areas of interest include issues related to the rule of law reform in Russia and other post-communist states, difficulties in the fight against jihadist terrorism, and the history and development of liberalism and anti-liberalism in Europe. In his rich career as a university professor, he has taught at Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the University of Chicago. He was also the head of the Soros Foundation’s program to promote legal reform in Russia and Eastern Europe. He is the author of numerous books, including The Matador’s Cape: America’s Reckless Response to Terror (2003), Passions and Constraint: On the Theory of Liberal Democracy (1995) and The Anatomy of Antiliberalism (1993).

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