Mr. Lauren has delivered invited addresses before the Smithsonian Institution, the Nobel Peace Institute, and the United Nations. He served as the founding director of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at the University of Montana, where he is the Mansfield Professor of Ethics and Public Affairs. Paul Lauren is first Regents Professor named by The University of Montana. He has published many articles, chapters, and eleven books, all or portions of which have been translated into seven different languages, including the widely-read Force and Statecraft (1983), the highly-acclaimed The Evolution of International Human Rights: Visions Seen (1998) nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and the award-winning Power and Prejudice: The Politics and Diplomacy of Racial Discrimination (1996).
Professor Laurens lecture is part of the Athenaeum series Human Rights and the Law.