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Robert Kahn

Transatlantic Fellow


Robert Kahn is a Professor of Law at St. Thomas University School of Law in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the very first Transatlantic Fellow in the context of ICCT’s Transatlantic Fellowship Program. His dissertation, later published as Holocaust Denial and the Law: A Comparative Study (Palgrave 2004) examined Holocaust denial litigation in France, Germany and Canada, and the absence of similar litigation in the United States. His expertise also covers the regulation of hate speech targeting Muslims and the debate over defamation of religions, European bans on the wearing of Islamic clothing in comparative perspective, the over-enforcement of speech restrictions against African-Americans, and the legal regulation of cross-burnings in the United States.

Prof. Dr. Kahn’s work has appeared in international and comparative law journals at Duke, Vanderbilt, Brooklyn, Oregon and Washington University in St. Louis, as well as in edited volumes published by the Oxford and Cambridge University Press. He has presented his work at workshops and scholarly fora in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

ICCT’s Transatlantic Fellowship Program

ICCT’s Transatlantic Fellowship Program seeks to build and strengthen the mutual understanding between the United States and the Netherlands through carefully designed short-term visiting fellowships.

These short-term visits aim to offer insights and exchange experiences between U.S. and Dutch experts and policymakers, and inform the debate on timely topics in efforts to enhance international security.

By doing so, the ICCT Transatlantic Fellowship Program seeks to defend and strengthen shared values between the Netherlands and the United States with regard to human rights and the mutual interest to protect and promote freedom and democracy. ICCT’s Transatlantic Fellowship Program is funded by the Municipality of The Hague.