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Douglas W. Kmiec, J.D.
Professor of Constitutional Law and Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law Ambassador of the United States (Ret.)
Office: School of Law (SOL)
- J.D., University of Southern California, 1976
- B.A., Northwestern University, 1973, with honors
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An American legal scholar, diplomat, and author,
former Ambassador Douglas W. Kmiec holds the
Caruso Family Chair. He has focused the chair
toward constitutional and human rights law. The Ambassador's work has
won much acclaim, including prestigious fellowship and honorary degree.
Ambassador Kmiec is a popular speaker at commencements and other
university wide conclaves.
- Constitutional Law
- Law and Morality
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Popular PressDouglas W. Kmiec, Speaker, Address on Interfaith Diplomacy and Understanding of Abrahamic Tradition, American Jewish University (Feb. 2013). Douglas W. Kmiec, Participated with the outgoing ambassador of the Holy See to speculate on foreign diplomacy, as well as the election of the new pope, at the California Club in February, University of Southern California Institute for Advanced Catholics Studies (Feb. 2013). Douglas W. Kmiec & Barry P. McDonald, Putting Law over Politics on Supreme Court, POLITICO, July 10, 2012. Douglas W. Kmiec, Secularism Crucified (to be presented as a university-wide lecture at USC, September 13, 2011), 2011. Douglas W. Kmiec, Successfully completed a $125 million new embassy compound, 2011. Douglas W. Kmiec, Secured the ratification of the double taxation agreement, 2011. Douglas W. Kmiec, Entered into a comprehensive agreement allowing for the better inspection of cargo at the Freeport reducing the risk of the transfer of weapons-grade uranium, 2011. Douglas W. Kmiec, Established a framework for the better detection of human trafficking, 2011. Douglas W. Kmiec, Obtained state-of-the art screening equipment and training to upgrade airport security, 2011. Douglas W. Kmiec, Brought American film actor Martin Sheen to Malta for the first film premier in over three decades as part of an inspired and highly successful fundraiser for the John XXIII Peace Lab, 2011. Douglas W. Kmiec, Innovatively engaged a ferry service to rescue several hundred evacuees, including virtually all of the U.S. embassy personnel in Embassy-Tripoli, as well as citizens of a wide range of third countries: such as Malta, Canada, and Australia, 2011. Douglas W. Kmiec, Speaker, International Meeting in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace, 2010. Douglas W. Kmiec, Campus FM Interview with Ambassador Douglas Kmiec, 2010. Douglas W. Kmiec, Alan C. Bonnici, Stars and Stripes Malta, interviews Ambassador Kmiec, 2010. Douglas W. Kmiec, Interview with the Malta Independent: "Faith as a Necessary Part of International Diplomacy", 2009. Douglas W. Kmiec, Campus FM Interview with Ambassador Douglas Kmiec, 2009. Douglas W. Kmiec, Radio Malta Interview with Ambassador Kmiec, 2009. Douglas W. Kmiec, "Interfaith and the Educational Curriculum," presentation to the American Association of School Administrators, 2009.