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Slovak Scholar Joins John Jay Institute

Dr. Martin Luteran of the Collegium Anton Neuwirth in Bratislava affiliates with Philadelphia –based American leadership center.

Contact: Jeff Bone, The John Jay Institute, 215-987-3002

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 24, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- The John Jay Institute today announced that international scholar Dr. Martin Luteran has joined its team as an affiliated scholar. A citizen of the Slovak Republic, Dr. Luteran's scholarly interests and expertise are in moral and legal philosophy. He is an educational entrepreneur in Slovakia and the founding rector of the Collegium Anton Neuwirth, a residential study center for university students in the capital city of Bratislava. "I have long admired the vision of the John Jay Institute for developing principled public leaders and am honored to work more closely with the Institute in helping to fulfill its strategic objectives," said Dr. Luteran. "We are most pleased to have Dr. Luteran join the John Jay Institute," said Alan R. Crippen II, the Institute's president. "His vision, scholarship and experience in leadership development in Slovakia will enhance our own efforts here in Philadelphia. No stranger to America and its democratic ideals and institutions, Dr. Luteran's European perspective will greatly enhance our efforts in forming leaders of global vision." As an affiliated scholar Dr. Luteran joins a community of scholars whose academic interests, research and scholarship help shape the leadership programs and priorities of the Institute.

In Slovakia Dr. Luteran also founded and directs the Ladislav Hanus Fellowship, a public leadership fraternity of university students and young professionals in Bratislava. Previously he studied in the United States as a Witherspoon Fellow in Washington, D.C. After receiving his master's degree in law at Comenius University in Bratislava, Dr. Luteran studied human rights, ethics, and jurisprudence with Professor John Finnis at Oxford University where he earned a second master's and doctor's degree in law at Lady Margaret Hall. Dr. Luteran has taught seminars on natural law and moral philosophy to high school and university students and worked as legal counsel to the Office of the National Council of the Slovak Republic. He is a contributor to the forthcoming book, Law and Outsiders: Norms, Processes and "Othering" in the 21st Century (Hart Publishing, 2011).

The John Jay Institute is the only faith-based, intercollegiate organization in America that is exclusively dedicated to developing principled leaders for public life. The Institute has recently relocated from Colorado to Greater Philadelphia and operates its educational programming in Bala-Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.