Melvin Schut

Melvin L. Schut teaches “Theme Course: Political Science, Law, Economics”, “Classical and Modern Political Thought” and “The Politics of Modernity.” In previous years he has also taught “European and International Institutions.” Dr. Schut is a Board Member of the Amstel Institute for the Liberal Arts and Sciences (AILAS), an education foundation dedicated to teaching fundamental texts. Dr. Schut has further taught political philosophy at Leiden University’s Institute for Philosophy, and both legal philosophy and law at Leiden University’s Law School. Dr. Schut studied law and history at Leiden University and Sciences Po (Paris), intellectual history at Cambridge, and politics and political philosophy at Oxford and the University of Chicago, where he received his PhD with a thesis on Alexis de Tocqueville’s conception of freedom.