Constitutional Revolutions and Counter Revolutions
Professor Arato of New School for Social Research, New York, is the Dorothy Hart Hirshon Professor in Political and Social Theory, has taught at École des hautes études, and Sciences Po in Paris, and the Central European University in Budapest, had a Fulbright teaching grant to Montevideo in 1991, and was Distinguished Fulbright Professor at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/M, Germany. Professor Arato has served as a consultant for the Hungarian Parliament on constitutional issues (1996-1997), and as U.S. State Department Democracy Lecturer and Consultant on constitutional issues in Nepal (2007). He has been re-appointed by the State Department in the same capacity for Zimbabwe (2010) where he had discussions with civil society activists and political leaders who were in charge of the constitution making process.
The scholarly research of Professor Arato is widely recognized. Conferences and sessions have been organized around his work at University of Glasgow Law School in Spring 2009; and at Koc University, Istanbul, in December 2009, as well as at the Faculty of Law of Witwaterstrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa, in August 2010. Andrew Arato has also been appointed as Honorary Professor, and Bram Fischer Visiting Scholar at the School of Law at University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg (June 2010 – June 2011).
His interests include the politics of civil society; constitutional theory; comparative politics of constitution making; religion, secularism and constitutions. He also teaches general courses in political sociology, social theory and sociology of religion.